APILON™ 52 is a line of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) with excellent mechanical properties, high elasticity, and superior resistance to low temperatures. They can be customized to meet specific application requirements. The family of APILON™ 52 TPUs includes soft and rigid grades (ester-, ether-, and hybrid ester-ether-based), as well as special polycarbonate-based grades and also original compounds that offer enhanced compatibility with both polar and non-polar polymers; the latter are particularly well-suited for overmolding and co-extrusion.
As a leading material used in the production of athletics footwear such as high-quality ski boots, ice-skates, and football boots, APILON™ 52 products are also used in technical applications. These include the manufacture of gaskets, abrasion-resistant tubes and cables, transmission belts, and sieves for abrasive products.
As a result of their optimum bonding properties with various structural techno-polymers, modified APILON™ 52 grades can be used as the soft component in applications constructed from a combination of materials with different degrees of hardness. Examples include handles and grips for tools, small domestic appliances, household goods, electronic accessories, gaskets and washers for tubing or containers.
Furthermore, customers use APILON™ 52 products for coverings where the superior durability of TPU with the look and feel of rubber is required.
The main technical characteristics of APILON™ 52 TPU Polymers and Compounds are:
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