Why Elastollan?

Among all producers of thermoplastic polyurethanes, only BASF, the world's largest chemical company, makes Elastollan. And the difference is more than just a brand name.


BASF has been setting the benchmark for TPU quality and innovative formulations for more than 30 years. During this time, we've developed a well-deserved reputation for providing consistently excellent products and robust technical and customer service -- areas we continue to advance today.


It's a better product

BASF has formulated Elastollan to excel in all standard measures of TPU performance. Elastollan's unique physical qualities include the following:

  • It offers increased elastic memory, hydrolytic stability, tear/cut resistance and abrasion resistance, as well as high burst pressure.
  • It's naturally anti-blocking and allows for a fast processing cycle.
  • It requires little to no internal lubricant.


In addition, Elastollan is available in a wide range of formulations and hardnesses (from 50 A to 74 D),
as well as in both polyester- and polyether-based forms.


Polyester-based Elastollan typically provides:

  • Oil/solvent resistance
  • Weather (UV) resistance
  • Abrasion resistance
  • High-temperature resistance
  • Particularly excellent mechanical properties
  • Plasticizer-free, super-soft grades available


Polyether-based Elastollan typically offers:


Excellent hydrolytic stability

Low-temperature flexibility

Microbial resistance

Resistance to weak acids/bases


Aliphatic-based Elastollan typically supplies:


Color and UV stability

Excellent hydrolytic stability


And because BASF is fully backward-integrated with global key raw materials and Elastollan production facilities, we can offer unbeatable quality control and product development.


We're a better company

When you select Elastollan, you get more than just a superior product. You also get the full backing of BASF, the largest chemical company in the world.


Our highly trained, multitalented professionals have extensive technical/product-development skills and processing experience in the TPU industry, so they can provide you with expert customer service. This includes assistance with applications, product selection, processing equipment recommendations, on-site support and more. Contact us at tpu_techdesk@basf.com.