Reactive Extrusion of TPU
Production of Thermoplastic Polyurethanes with Reduced Carbon Footprint
The simple replacement of petroleum-based components with renewable ‧alternatives in a well-established reactive extrusion process is a promising route to more environmentally friendly thermoplastic polyurethane ‧elastomers (TPU). However, this requires a comprehensive understanding of the interactions between chemical reactions and material flow within an extruder, as well as a thorough understanding of the effects of heat and shear on polymerization and melt processing.
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