Thermoplastic PU-PDMS Copolymer

Patent Title: THERMOPLASTIC POLYURETHANE

Number/Link: WO2019/016313 (German)

Applicant/Assignee: BASF

Publication Date: 24 January 2019

“Gist”:  Thermoplastic polyurethane comprising OH-ended poly(dimethylsiloxane).

Why it is interesting: The invention relates to thermoplastic polyurethanes prepared from diisocyanate, polyether or polyester diol and a difunctional isocyanate-reactive polysiloxane.  The materials are said to have improved “haptic”-, hydrophobicity- and tensile properties while retaining the processibility of TPU and are useful for ‘on-body’ applications like wristbands. In the examples both 4,4′-MDI and HDI are used together with chain extenders, polyTHF, BDO-HDO adipate and EO capped PDMS to prepare TPUs ranging from 55 to 95 Shore A.

pdms-eo

EO-capped PDMS

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