Thermoplastic Polyurethane Elastomers (TPU)


Elastollan is a thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer (TPU) with excellent physical properties, making it suitable for demanding applications in nearly all industries.


For more durable cables


Elastollan's 11 series products are used as protective cables and connectors in vehicles, including lines for the ABS and ESP systems. Some of the types known in the market are 1185 A 10, 1185 A 10 M and 1195 A 10. These flexible materials are mechanically very strong, vibration- and friction-proof as well as chemical-resistant, and they also ensure a high level of functional reliability. These properties have enabled the materials to prove their worth in the areas near the axles, in the wheel wells and also in the engine compartment as well as in the spaces close to the transmission. Design engineers also like to manufacture battery lines from TPU which, if required, can be supplied in a halogen-free, flame-resistant variant.


With the new Elastollan 785 A 10 HPM, this performance spectrum that has been optimized for sheathing automotive cables, is now also available for the high temperatures found in electric and hybrid cars. Aside from its temperature resistance, which surpasses that of products of the 11 series, the new TPU also stands out for its much lower compression set, and yet for the rest, it exhibits similar mechanical properties.


For more beautiful cars


VW wanted to the new Golf VI interior styling to reflect a car well above its class bracket. A layer of Elastollan created a new interior resplendent in style, quality and sophistication.


Elastollan®, a thermoplastic polyurethane from BASF, helped Key Plastics Europe in Lennestadt, bring the construction unit to the production stage in a sensationally short development time, with the goal to continue the look of the instrument panel into the interior.


For softer shoes


Elastollan® Soft, the softest TPU ever created, is just 38A on the Shore durometer scale. It is designed for applications across a wide range of industries from leisure and footwear to construction, electronics and electrical appliances. Due to its unrivalled softness, this patented material has been incorporated into the PURE 1.1 Concept Shoe, which won the “IF Material Award 2009” from IF International Forum Design in Hannover Messe Industrial Fair and “DESIGN PLUS” award from German Design Council. The PURE 1.1 Concept Shoe has also been exhibited in the German Pavilion at World Expo 2010 Shanghai.


8 specific formulations in the Elastollan® family.

Product Name Category Applications
Elastollan C Series Thermoplastic Polyurethane Elastomers (TPU) Transportation
Elastollan® B Series Thermoplastic Polyurethane Elastomers (TPU)
Elastollan® 1200 Series Thermoplastic Polyurethane Elastomers (TPU)
Elastollan® 1100 Series Thermoplastic Polyurethane Elastomers (TPU)
Elastollan® Specialized Products Thermoplastic Polyurethane Elastomers (TPU) TransportationHouse and HomeOil and GasConstruction
Elastollan® S Series Thermoplastic Polyurethane Elastomers (TPU) Transportation
Elastollan® 800 Series Thermoplastic Polyurethane Elastomers (TPU)
Elastollan® 600 Series Thermoplastic Polyurethane Elastomers (TPU)


Markets and Applications

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Elastollan® Case Studies



Go! Footwear News: Timberland

BASF Polyurethanes works with the footwear manufacturer to develop a non-slip sole for its line of workwear


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If you want to go full speed down the piste, you might also want to know what you are standing on — regardless of whether it is a board or skis

BASF helps ski and snowboard companies showcase their brands to endure the roughest of conditions, with the use of Elastollan.


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Sole mates

Timberland PRO shoe experts team up with BASF to strive for the very best in the highly competitive market of hotel work shoes, to ensure an extra-long life, unbeatable comfort, and outstanding slip-resistant shoe for absolute reliability and speed in serving guests.


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The Best Thing Before The Shot...Is The Goal Afterwards

Soccer players sporting Adidas footwear now have an even greater chance of scoring, with help from a TPU layer in the sole's "All Clear" element, allowing personalized specifications for maximum success on the field.


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VW console

The middle class car goes up in the world

VW's technical designers have created a stunning new PUR centre console out of Elastollan from BASF for the Golf VI


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The middle class car...

Improving the new VW Golf VI by covering the centre console in a thermoplastic polyurethane, BASF helped take the Golf VI from an average, middle class car, to a car which is styled well above average.


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