· Highly transparent
· Exceptional mechanical property
· Good chemical resistance
· Abrasion resistance
· Post-processability of welding, printing, coating, laminating
· Ourdoor : Tent, Air-mattress, Pouch
· Textile : Rain coat, Apron, Label
· Sports leisure : Ball cover, Bladder, Floor mat
· Construction : Masking tape, water proof sheet
· Industrial : Elastomeric tape, grinding tape
TPU, the material for these films, is created in a way that allows it to be molded and shaped when heated. It's kind of like molding clay when it's warm, but once it cools down, it becomes strong and flexible, like a mix of rubber and plastic. People use it to make protective things. For example, in phone cases, it can help keep your phone safe from drops and bumps. In sportswear, TPU films can add durability and stretchiness to clothing. Even in the medical field, they use it for things like bandages and wound dressings because they are gentle on the skin. So, TPU films are like superhero materials that make many everyday items tougher and longer-lasting. Here are the many types of TPU films that you can utilize. Some are good for outdoor uses, some have advantages in indoor conditions.
Here are the types of TPU film:
· Breathable TPU Film
· Polyester TPU Film
· Polyether TPU Film
· Specialty TPU Film
· Tinted & Colored TPU Film
· Aliphatic TPU Film
· Antimicrobial TPU Film
Breathable TPU Film
Breathable specialty Thermoplastic Polyurethane film products are a type of plastic that can let air and moisture pass through, but not water or dirt. American Polyfilm makes them as a thin sheet that can be rolled up. The sheet can then have glue and paper added to it or be cut into different shapes. The breathable specialty Thermoplastic Polyurethane film products can also be used to make breathable fabrics. American Polyfilm can drive this type of plastic as thin as 1 mil and as wide as 78 inches.
Polyester TPU Film
Polyester Polyurethane product is a type of plastic that is very strong and durable. It can stick to other materials when it is heated, and it can be used for making logos, labels, IDs, tapes, and fabrics that can be welded. Polyester Polyurethane products can also be used to protect metal parts from getting scratched when they are bent or pressed.
Polyether TPU Film
It is a type of plastic that is good for making things that touch human skin. It does not get damaged by skin oils, it lets the skin breathe, it stays flexible in cold weather, and it does not get ruined by moisture. Aromatic Polyether can also be easily welded, has a soft and natural feel, and does not grow fungus or bacteria.
Specialty TPU Film
Whatever we do, custom solutions are a big part of it. We can work with you to make a special product that meets your needs. It is a type of plastic that has many uses and benefits.
Tinted & Colored TPU Film
Tinted and Colored Polyurethane Film is a type of plastic that has different colors or shades. We know that sometimes the color of the plastic is very important for the final product. That is why we work closely with our compounders, who are the people who mix and create the colors for the plastic. We can match any color that you want for your Tinted and Colored Polyurethane Film.
Aliphatic TPU Film
Aliphatic Polyurеthanе matеrials arе a typе of plastic that can rеsist thе damagе causеd by sunlight and wеathеr. Thеy arе vеry clеar and do not changе color ovеr timе. Thеy arе oftеn usеd to makе glass strongеr, to protеct signs from scratchеs, and to covеr things that nееd to bе protеctеd without hiding thеir appеarancе.
Antimicrobial TPU Film
Antimicrobial Polyurethane Films are a type of plastic that can kill or stop the growth of germs, such as bacteria and fungi. They are made by adding a special substance to the plastic that makes it antimicrobial. American Polyfilm makes this type of plastic as a thin sheet that can be rolled up. The sheet can then be cut into different shapes or have glue and paper added to it.
TPU Coating and Lamination
Many years have passed and Afel has been serving in Korea in the performance of textiles, foils, and films for a variety of markets and uses. We have great expertise in working with a variety of thin gauge substrates The physical performance of the TPU substrate is modified by the various base chemicals. For instance, polyether TPUs offer good flexibility and rip resistance whereas polyester TPUs give strong resistance to chemicals and oils. The hydrolysis-resistant polycaprolactone TPU substrates are perfect for applications involving extended water exposure. Such as:
Modification in TPU Films
TPU film is a versatile substrate that may be made to order for different performance purposes. TPU's adaptability is partly due to the wide range of base chemical classes. With polyester, polyether, or polycaprolactone, TPU film can be extruded. The physical performance of the TPU substrate is modified by the various base chemicals. For instance, polyether TPUs offer good flexibility and rip resistance whereas polyester TPUs give high resistance to chemicals and oils. The hydrolysis-resistant polycaprolactone TPU substrates are perfect for applications involving prolonged water exposure.
TPU Manufacturing Process and Difficulties
In essence, the extrusion process is where TPU customization starts. The best base chemistry is chosen to create it with the final use in mind. The functionality of the material can be improved by lamination, surface coatings, metallization, and post-extrusion. TPU surface change presents certain processing difficulties. Since TPU in Korea or anywhere in the world is already flexible, processing the film in a roll-to-roll process might be difficult due to elongation.
TPU Films Applications
The special performance characteristics moreover make TPU the favored base substrate for a variety of execution applications:
· Medical fabrics
· Smart clothing
· Water-resistant, breathable textiles
· Automotive protection films
· Surfacing applications
· Tape backing film