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Arnitel® - TPC

A high performance ThermoPlastic Copolyester (TPC) that offers a unique combination of flexibility, high temperature resistance and strength - plus excellent processing characteristics.

Arnitel® - TPC

The Flexible Solution

Arnitel is a high-performance ThermoPlastic Copolyester (TPC) that offers you a unique combination of flexibility, high temperature resistance and strength - plus excellent processing characteristics. Arnitel is increasingly being used as a lighter, smarter, greener alternative to conventional rubbers – reducing environmental impact and ultimately, system costs.

Design flexibility

Thanks to its outstanding characteristics, Arnitel also offers you exceptional flexibility in design. Giving you the freedom to implement your most innovative product concepts, and to add value to your design process. And as a result, helping you to meet your customers’ demands for ever-higher end-product performance and cost-effectiveness.

Exceeds application demands

Arnitel can also fulfill or even exceed the demands of applications that normally require conventional rubbers. And because it is available in a wide range of hardnesses, Arnitel has a unique capability to be used as a replacement for metals, leather, rubber and other thermoplastics. In many cases, delivering both superior performance and lower finished part costs.

The product is supported by an experienced and knowledgeable global team continuously working on new ideas and applications, as well as exploring new markets. By listening to your needs and understanding your process and products, we develop solutions that make a real difference.

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Customer cases

Arnitel Eco

Our Arnitel Eco material is a bio-based thermoplastic copolyester (TPE) that delivers high performance with the added benefit of a lower environmental impact.

Product information

If you’re looking for a tough, flexible material with high chemical resistance and able to perform in extreme temperatures…then look no further than Arnitel

  • Properties

    Arnitel offers a broad range of properties from chemical and heat resistance to excellent elasticity and permeability.

  • Processing

    Arnitel is easy to process, with excellent flow characteristics, and high crystallinity to ensure rapid cooling and reduced cycle times.

  • Portfolio

    We offer you a broad portfolio (including our part bio-based Arnitel Eco grade), each designed to meet specific requirements. That includes grades suitable for injection molding, extrusion and blow molding.

Featured customer applications

Brake Tubing with Arnitel® CM622

Automotive | Safety Restraint Systems | Braking Systems

Arnitel® TPC allows for light weight solutions (75% lighter compared to rubber); Arnitel® TPC allows for cost effective solutions (up to 50% lower system costs than rubber); Arnitel® TPC allows for sustainable solutions (compared to PA12, Arnitel is a plasticizer free solution); Arnitel® TPC allows for reliable solutions due to its peak temperatures resistance up to 180°C – 200°C and its good heat aging due to continuous use temperatures 120°C – 170°C

Breathable Outdoor clothing

Consumer goods | Sports & leisure

Arnitel® TPC allows for very sustainable solutions, since it is PFC free and 100% recyclable; Arnitel® TPC allows for very comfortable and reliable solutions due to its high breathability and 100% waterproof performance under all circumstances, unlike perforated membranes

Clean Air Inlet Ducts

Automotive | Engine | Air Intake

Arnitel® TPC allows for light weight solutions (50% lighter than rubber); Arnitel® TPC allows for reliable solutions due to its perfect combination of high (ageing) temperature resistance and good flexibility and chemical resistance; Akulon® PA6 allows for light weight solutions (50% lighter than metal) and for more rigid duct solutions.

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