Covestro develops thermoplastic polyurethane suitable for 5G applications

The new mobile communications standard 5G is advancing steadily. This development is also increasing the demand for materials that facilitate and ensure the high transmission rates for 5G signals. This includes the new Desmopan® 7000 thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) from Covestro. It exhibits high transparency for 5G frequencies, thus reducing signal losses. The product is therefore highly suitable for 5G applications, for example in protective covers for cell phones.

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Total Cray Valley industrializes sustainably sourced Krasol diols

Total Cray Valley is expanding its hydroxyl-terminated diene resin portfolio with the industrial introduction of sustainably sourced farnesene-based resins, Krasol F3000 and Krasol F3100. The Krasol product line is known in the market as a source of well-defined hydroxyl-terminated liquid poly(butadiene) diol and monol grades. These materials are used in a variety of end-use applications as components in urethane, epoxy and UV-cured adhesive and sealant formulations for the automotive and electronic markets. The diene backbone incorporates hydrophobic quality and chemical resistance, as well as elastomeric softness and low-temperature performance.

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