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BASF increases North American TPU resins production

BASF's Corp. (New Jersey, NY) announced its Elastollan thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) business has increased its ...


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July 14, 2005 by Canadian Plastics

BASF’s Corp. (New Jersey, NY) announced its Elastollan thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) business has increased its North American production capacity by some 10% with the completion of a "de-bottlenecking" process enhancement project at the company’s manufacturing operations in Wyandotte, MI.
Stephane Morin, sales and product manager for BASF’s Elastollan TPU business in North America said the technologies BASF is introducing to the region and growing consumer demand are the drivers behind the increased production capacity.
"BASF is able to use our relatively large-scale or standard operations to manufacture specialty TPU products tailored to an individual customers precise specifications," Morin said in a company release.
Morin added BASF’s offering of tailored Elastollan TPU resins through "mass customization" manufacturing focuses on key, strategic markets and applications such as pneumatic tubing, hydraulic hoses, sheet and film end uses, and recreation and transportation.