Modifier for PP, PE, PS, and other commodity plastics.
Modifier for PA, PET, PBT, PPS, mPPE, PC, and other engineering plastics.
Modifier for epoxy, phenol, and other heat-cured plastics.
Shrinkage reducer for SMC, BMC, and other unsaturated polyester plastics.
Compatibilizer for differing plastics and compounds.
Base polymer for pressure-sensitive adhesives and sealants.
Binder for coating components.
Adhesive for multilayer materials.
Base polymer for a broad range of compounds.
Tuftec™ is a hydrogenated styrene/butadiene block copolymer. As a high-performance styrenic thermoplastic elastomer (TPE), it is characterized by outstanding weatherability and thermal properties, as well as superior elastomeric characteristics.
It is a product of continuing leadership in polymer chemistry and process technology, marked by the original introduction of the Tuftec™ H series in 1987 as the world’s second saturated styrenic TPE to enter commercial production, preceded only by Shell Chemical of the U.S., by the introduction of the Tuftec™ M series as the world’s first reactive TPE, and most recently by the introduction of Tuftec™ P, the latest series in an array of world-leading TPEs.
The new Tuftec™ P series meets advanced and diversifying market needs. Through site-selective hydrogenation of its styrene/butadiene/styrene (SBS) polymer chain, the P series elastomers are intrinsically superior to conventional SBS in thermal properties and to saturated styrenic elastomers (SEBS) in processability and low-temperature properties. This selective hydrogenation technology also enables polymer design for enhanced overall performance and specific characteristics unattainable in other styrenic elastomers.
Styrene Block Copolymer
Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corporation