Machine Design

Tough TPU Coats Fabrics

Pearlcoat Activa, a line of thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs), puts conductive, antimicrobial, or fire-resistant coatings on fabrics used in conveyor belts in airports and distribution centers, as well life jackets, life rafts, and sports gear.

The TPUs come in clear or colored pellets and hardnesses ranging from 70 to 90 Shore A.

Merquinsa North America Inc., 34 Folly Mill Rd., Seabrook, NH 03874, (603) 474-0971,

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