Merquinsa and DuPont co-operate on TPU
Polyurethanes producer Merquinsa has joined with DuPont in a new renewably-sourced thermoplastic polyurethane. Merquinsa already makes polyester and polyether TPUs (its Pearlthane ECO range) based on renewable resources.
Under the new co-operation with DuPont it is using DuPont’s Cerenol polyols as the soft segments in a new series of ECO TPUs. Cerenol is made from DuPont Tate & Lyle Susterra renewably sourced propanediol which contains 100 per cent corn-derived material and according to DuPont “has a consistent and reliable set of properties unlike soybean and other plant-derived polyols.”