GAZIANTEP, Turkey — April 21, 2016 — Mogul has announced the launch of a new product line comprising polyester based thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) fabrics under its ELASTEX® brand of nonwovens.
Mogul Elastex® TPU products are designed to provide maximum elongation and maximum elastic recovery. Elastex® TPU is a highly elastic product for use where good stretching capability is needed. Besides its elastic characteristics Elastex® TP has high air permeability and is resilient to abrasion, puncture, ageing and UV. It will be available in various colors.
Leading areas of TPU nonwovens application include medical, pharmaceutical, hygiene, healthcare, sportswear, food packaging, beverage filters, automobile interior components, cable wraps, films and many others. Elastic nonwovens applications are expanding rapidly due to their value adding technical attributes.
The Mogul TPU product range is 40 to 400 grams per square meter and has a glass transition temperature of -34°C. (the temperature region at which the polymer transitions from hard glassy material to soft rubbery material). With a melt temperature greater than 200°C. It is intended to offer good flexibility from -34°C. to 125 °C.
The TPU products are made without solvents thereby kind to the skin when used in clothing, as protective covering for mattresses and other healthcare applications. Generally, TPU provides good bonding to different substrates.
TPU is a material that falls between rubbers and plastics. It softens when heated and solidifies when cooled and has a unique molecular structure that provides good compression set, elasticity, transparency, high resilience to mechanical impact and resistance to weather, oils and greases.
Posted April 21, 2016