TPU - Thermoplastic Polyurethane

materials for polyurethane or thermal plastic urethane film

Polyurethane & TPU Films

What is TPU Film?

Thermoplastic Polyurethane Film is also commonly referred to as TPU, Urethane or PU film.  Thermal Plastic Urethane was first developed in 1937 and has for decades been used in the manufacture of a unique class of films.  There are several properties that make TPU films preferable to common films such as PP, PE and PVC are.

Plastic Film Corporation is a Polyurethane (TPU) Film manufacturer and distributor offering custom TPU films as well as stock products. 

Advantages of TPU Film

  • Excellent elongation and tensile strengths
  • Excellent elastomeric memory
  • Excellent chemical and microbial resistance
  • Excellent low-temperature flexibility

There are three main chemical classes of TPU films. These include Polyester, Polyether and Polycaprolactone. In addition polyurethane TPU films are available in aromatic or aliphatic varieties. Aromatic films are used in most consumer applications while aliphatic films are used in specialty applications that require high levels of optical clarity or specific adhesion properties.

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Polyester TPU films are compatible with polar plastics such as PVC thus making them good choices for a wide variety of laminate. These films are commonly found in industrial aprons, conveyor belts, fabric laminates, geld pads and medical packaging. Among the excellent properties of Polyester TPU are:

  • Excellent fungal resistance
  • Excellent abrasion resistance
  • Excellent strength and durability
  • Excellent oil and chemical resistance

Polyether TPU films are the lowest specific gravity than Polyester or Polycaprolactone films and are more in a softer hand. These films are commonly used for a variety of applications such as medical mattresses, blood pressure cuffs, infusion bags, and surgical gowns. Among the benefits of Polyether TPU films are:

  • Excellent moisture resistance
  • Excellent fungal, microbial and body oil resistance
  • Excellent low temperature flexibility
  • Excellent UV stability

Polycaprolactone TPU films have the toughness of Polyester TPU films while also offering a higher level of low temperature flexibility and moisture resistance. These films are an excellent choice for hydraulic or pneumatic seals.

PFC TPU Film Offerings

PFC will work with you to develop the film needed for your specific application. We produce films in all of the above chemistries in thickness of .001” to .080” and widths out to 66" We also offer stock products in polyester films. Please feel free to request a free sample.

 

Polyester TPU Films

Stock is Ester based TPU, 85A and 55 lbs/roll

Part #

Finish

Thickness

Width

Yds/Roll

RFQ

TPU-79000150

Matte/Matte

.001" - .0025mm

50"

714 yds

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TPU-79000250

Matte/Matte

.002" - .050mm

50"

357 yds

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TPU-79000450

Transparent DPC

.004" - .100mm

50"

179 yds

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TPU-79000650

Transparent DPC

.006" - .15mm

50"

120 yds

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TPU-79000850

Transparent DPC

.008" - .100mm

50"

89 yds

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TPU-79008012

Transparent DPC Clear

.080" - 2.00mm

12"

55 yds

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TPU-79993240

Black Matte

.032" - .80mm

40"

29 yds

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TPU-79001554M

Matte Clear w/ UVI and FR additives

.015" - .380mm

54"

80 yds

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TPU-79001554

Transparent Gloss/Gloss w/ UVI and FR Additives

.015" - .380mm

54"

80 yds

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TPU-79011250M

White Matte

.012" - .305mm

50"

60 yrds

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TPU-79991250M

Black Matte

.012" - .305mm

50"

60 yds

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Polyether TPU Films

Stock is Ether based TPU, 85A-90A, 50" wide and 55 lbs/roll

Part #

Finish

Thickness

Width

Yds/Roll

RFQ

TPU-78000450M

Matte/Matte

.004" - .100mm

50"

179yds

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TPU-78000650M

Matte/Matte

.006" - .15mm

50"

120yds

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TPU-78000850

Matte/Matte

.008" - .100mm

50"

89 yds

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TPU-78001250M

Matte/Matte

.012" - .30mm

50"

60 yds

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TPU-78002050M

Translucent Matte Clear   

.020" - .500mm

50"

36 yds

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