APILON™ 52

APILON™ 52 are urethane-based thermoplastic elastomers (TPE-U or TPU). They impress with their excellent physical/mechanical characteristics, making them unique for their toughness, abrasion resistance, flexibility and elasticity at a range of working temperatures.

APILON™ 52 includes soft and rigid grades (ester-, ether-, and hybrid ester-ether-based), special polycarbonate-based grades and original compounds that offer enhanced compatibility with both polar and non-polar polymers; the latter being particularly well-suited for overmolding and co-extrusion.

Application

  • Lifestyle & Luxury

    • Belts & Buckles
    • Boots
    • Coagulants & Coatings
    • Expanded Soles/Midsoles/Slippers
    • Extruded Textiles
    • Fittings
    • Flippers
    • Heel
    • Logos, Labels & Buttons
    • Shoe Uppers
    • Soles
  • Athletic Footwear

    • Accessories
    • Fittings & Accessories
    • Mountain/Trekking Shoes
    • Running Shoes
    • Shoe Uppers
    • Ski Boots
    • Soles
  • Professional Footwear

    • Boots
    • Expanded Soles/Midsoles/Slippers
    • Hospital Clogs
    • Soles

Technical details

APILON™ 52 Characteristics

  • Rigid grades with a hardness in the range 40–72 ShD
  • Soft grades with a hardness in the range of 40–75 ShA and abrasion resistance < 50 mm3 (DIN 53516)
  • Soft grades with a hardness in the range of 75–90 ShA and abrasion resistance < 25 mm3 (DIN 53516)
  • Special haptic compound provides a rubbery, matt effect
  • Grades with enhanced transparency
  • *Recyclable

Transformation Technologies

  • Injection molding
  • Extrusion
  • Hard/soft overmolding
  • Coagulation
  • Calendering

*According to the Association of Plastic Recyclers definition, which is based on OECD guideline and based on the data of LIFE16 ENV/ES00254 project of the European Union

CONTACT US FOR MORE INFO

For any and all technical or commercial information about our products, customization or specific production needs related to your projects, please contact us at:
api@trinseo.com

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