Cleveland, OH – Lubrizol Engineered Polymers has developed a high-performing ESTANE® thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) solution for vegan and sustainable synthetic leather applications that delivers high durability, enhanced comfort and pleasing aesthetics. This advanced ESTANE TPU technology also contributes to cleaner air quality in vehicle interiors due to its lower volatile organic content.
Lubrizol is partnering with industry-leading players to meet the growing demand to enhance consumer’s driving experience with automotive interiors that are stylish, durable, highly functional, while also balancing a reduced impact on the environment. This new application of advanced ESTANE technology does not use any solvents and can be recycled*, improving the overall sustainability footprint.
The innovative ESTANE TPU technology can be processed by extrusion or calendaring. This enables synthetic leather producers to use ESTANE TPU in their existing processes. It offers a high-performing solution with excellent wear and crack resistance, soft-touch haptics, and design versatility with colors and embossing.
With more than 60 years of experience, Lubrizol Engineered Polymers has added a versatile and flexible product to the ESTANE portfolio that is solvent-free and made to last.