a new series of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) products for smart wearable devices, Estane®SMART TPU hass been launched by The Lubrizol Corporation’s Engineered Polymers business. The Estane SMART TPU product portfolio is specifically designed to address the rapidly growing wearable device market, particularly for soft-touch bands in smartwatches and fitness tracker applications.
The Estane SMART TPU series includes both aromatic and aliphatic TPU grades with hardness levels ranging from 70A to 88A. Depending on OEM requirements, the product portfolio offers the wearable market a solution for soft materials having robust mechanical properties and good chemical and UV resistance. The series’ improved moldability will allow our customers to increase their production efficiency and therefore their competitiveness.
The Estane SMART TPU series includes the following grades:
• Estane SMART1085AB3
• Estane SMART1075AT3
• Estane SMART2080AC7
• Estane SMART2088AC7
• Estane SMART1170AB3 (experimental grade)
• Estane SMART1170AT3 (experimental grade)
Junkers Wang, global market segment manager, Estane Engineered Polymers Industrial Consumer Electronics, notes, “The new product series will further strengthen our intimacy with electronics OEMs along with other ongoing elastomer-based projects that are already in production. Estane SMART TPU is off to an amazing start as some of the products have been adopted by premium OEMs for wristband applications. Lubrizol is committed to new product development for the growing wearable device market.”