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Lubrizol’s high-performing Bio TPU™ brands for footwear and automotive molded parts showcased at Plastteknik fair in Malmö

Lubrizol Engineered Polymers and Bjørn Thorsen A/S, their Nordics distributor, will be presenting high-performing Bio TPU™ brands at the upcoming Plastteknik fair in Malmö, on the 8th and 9th of May 2019.

Bio TPU by Lubrizol is a revolutionary line of bio-based* thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) that is made with renewable-sourced material (content ranging from appr. 30 to 70% according to ASTM-D6866*). This line of products comprises the brands Pearlthane™ ECO and Pearlbond™ ECO.

Pearlthane ECO provides TPU solutions for molded and extruded end-applications, showing the same performance and benefits as traditional petroleum-based TPU. Most Pearlthane ECO grades show an injected density reduction between 2 to 5%. This is always an advantage for many applications where weight is an important parameter (i.e. transport-related applications).
Pearlthane ECO solutions also show high-performing characteristics of standard TPU like transparency, durability and flexibility, as well as very good thermal, chemical and hydrolysis resistance. The portfolio can range in hardness from 82 Shore A to 55 Shore D.

Pearlbond ECO finds its application in formulations of reactive polyurethane hot-melts (HMPUR) used in furniture, automotive, bookbinding, and footwear, as well as in textile coatings for shoe stiffeners (toe puffs & counters).

Find out more about Bio TPU brands and other Lubrizol materials by contacting us directly at or meeting us at the Plastteknik fair in May. Our sales managers and representatives from Lubrizol will be welcoming you at booths C.06 and C.07. Get your free entrance ticket here.


About Lubrizol

The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company that combines complex, specialty chemicals to optimize the quality, performance and value of customers’ products while reducing their environmental impact. It is a leader at combining market insights with chemistry and application capabilities to deliver valuable solutions to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets. Lubrizol improves lives by acting as an essential partner in our customers’ success, delivering efficiency, reliability or wellness to their end users. Technologies include lubricant additives for engine oils, driveline and other transportation-related fluids, industrial lubricants, as well as additives for gasoline and diesel fuel. In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for home care, personal care and skin care products and specialty materials encompassing polymer and coatings technologies, along with polymer-based pharmaceutical and medical device solutions.
With headquarters in Wickliffe, Ohio, Lubrizol owns and operates manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol has approximately 8,700 employees worldwide. Revenues for 2017 were $6.3 billion. 

About Bjørn Thorsen A/S (BT)

BT commercializes special raw materials from leading manufacturers (such as BYK, ExxonMobil, Lubrizol, Cabot, Borealis, Venator, Nurel and others), to customers in industries such as Automotive, Thermoplastic, Coating, Construction, Adhesive, Medical, Recycling, PVC etc. In recent years, BT has increasingly acted as true solution provider, by leveraging its considerable technical and processing know-how, as well as flexible and efficient logistics services from warehouses in several European and global locations. This broader capability is strongly reinforced by the development expertise of its manufacturing affiliates, Customized Compound Solutions A/S (CCS) and Nordic Grafting Company A/S (NGC) that complement BT’s offering with their proprietary range of tailored alloys, compounds and specialty formulations in response to individual needs. 

Posted on 25 March 2019