ROMULUS, Mich.—Alliance Polymers and Services L.L.C. has unveiled a new line of polyester and polyether-based thermoplastic polyurethane compounds.
The company said the compounds will be sold under the Zythane name, and depending on the grade, are formulated for injection molding, clear injection molding and clear extrusion applications.
TPUs are used for applications that require superior abrasion resistance, good weatherability, transparency, toughness, and cut-and-tear properties in extreme temperatures and conditions. They resist degradation from man chemicals, greases, oils, water and fungus, the company said..
Applications include footwear, wire and cable sheathing, hoses and tubing, industrial and consumer goods, transportation products, geophysical and mining products, recreational products and food processing.
Depending on the grade, the new Zythane compounds have shore hardness of 60 Shore A to 70 Shore D; tensile strength from 3,000 to 8,000 psi; tear strength of 400-1,600 pounds per square inch; and is transparent, ultraviolet resistant and temperature resistant.