Chemicals company BASF plans to showcase a range of its materials for textile applications at Techtextil 2019, taking place from 14 to 17 May 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany.

This includes fabrics, films, nonwovens, yarns and hot-melt adhesives based on the company’s Elastollan thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU). Due to its high elasticity and improved mechanical strength, the plastic is suitable to help make a wide range of materials for the textile industry, the company said.

On show at Techtextil 2019 will be Elastollan-coated polyester and polyether fibers, which can be processed into UV-resistant, fabrics for shading systems or leisure furniture, Elastollan Bondura, a TPU for solvent-based adhesives and extrusion coatings, and Elastollan Hotbond, a TPU for hot-melt adhesives. The melt flow index can be adapted according to the type.

 BASF will also be exhibiting its range of Freeflex fiber spun from Elastollan TPU.

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