Thanks to studies carried out in the R+D centre of Offanengo (CR), the Italian company Coim is successfully moving to the manufacture and distribution of the new Laripur RS TPUS which contain raw materials from bioderived, renewable sources. The grades have been developed ensuring the same performance, as seen with standard products, without having to change or modify the processing or equipment in the manufacturing environment, whilst maintaining recyclability and the same possibility of adding various types of masterbatch (colour, expanding agents, antistatic agents, 2D additives etc.).
The Laripur RS family is suitable for the production of footwear and sporting goods, as well as technical articles such as tubes, profiles and films. The bioderived content from renewable sources in Laripur RS can be up to 70% by weight, the company said. In addition to the existing products and further expansion of the Laripur RS range, Coim said that it continues to work on the development of renewable source technology across all of its other product lines.