ESTANE® ECO TPU is a renewable-sourced product under the Bio-TPU™ by Lubrizol product offering. Originally invented by Merquinsa under the name Pearlthane™ ECO, it is the first bio-based* TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) to not compromise on high-performance when compared to traditional petroleum-based TPUs. Its outstanding mechanical, physical and chemical properties offer significant flexibility in a wide-range of applications including:
ESTANE ECO is made up of block copolymers consisting of a sequence of polyol soft segments and hard polyurethane segments. ESTANE ECO bridges the gap between thermoplastics and rubbers and can be used pure, as an additive or in blends with other polymers or rubbers.
*Bio-based content as determined according to ASTM-D6866