Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc. (FKA Merquinsa) announces that BRECO Antriebstechnik Breher GmbH & Co. KG has developed a new range of timing belts made from a TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) within the Bio TPU by Merquinsa® product line. BRECO is a worldwide innovative producer in the field of polyurethane timing belt technology.
BRECO recently expanded their line of timing belts by launching BRECOgreen® and BRECOFLEXgreen®, manufactured using Pearlthane® ECO D12T90 (38% bio-based content according to ASTM-D6866). BRECOgreen and BRECOFLEXgreen offer an alternative to timing belts based on raw materials from petroleum-based resources.
Developed by Merquinsa five years ago, Pearlthane® ECO TPU was chosen because of its bio-based* content and performance. Pearlthane ECO D12T90 ensures an excellent processability, very good hydrolysis and abrasion resistance, and has lower density and an improved value of low temperature flexibility in comparison to other polymer options for the same end-use applications. Thus, the material meets the required specifications of timing belts and also offers improved performance benefits.
BRECO states that since the load-bearing capacity and service life of BRECOgreen and BRECOFLEXgreen belts match those of belts manufactured from petroleum-based TPU, BRECO can guarantee their full operational reliability.
Lubrizol will be highlighting other unique engineered polymer technologies, including Merquinsa legacy technologies, for application in the industrial, automotive, sports and recreation and electronics industries at K 2013 in Düsseldorf, Germany from October 16 to 23. For more information about our innovative polymer solutions, stop by Hall 6, Stand #C10.
About The Lubrizol Corporation
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a technology-driven global company that combines complex, specialty chemicals to optimize the quality, performance and value of customers’ products while reducing their environmental impact. It produces and supplies technologies to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets. These technologies include lubricant additives for engine oils, other transportation-related fluids and industrial lubricants, as well as additives for gasoline and diesel fuel. In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for home care and personal care products and pharmaceuticals, and specialty materials, including plastics technology and performance coatings in the form of specialty resins and additives.
With headquarters in Wickliffe, Ohio, Lubrizol owns and operates manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol has approximately 7,000 employees worldwide. Revenues for 2012 were $6.1 billion.
About Merquinsa, A Lubrizol Company
Merquinsa is a leading thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) specialty producer, providing innovative products for injection molding, extrusion, calendaring, melt coating, compounding and adhesive applications.
Merquinsa was acquired by The Lubrizol Corporation in 2011. The Merquinsa product lines are now integrated into Lubrizol’s Engineered Polymers business.
PearlthaneTM, PearlthaneTM ECO, PearlcoatTM, PearlbondTM, PearlbondTM ECO and PearlstickTM are owned by The Lubrizol Corporation.
Innovation is what drives us. As the manufacturer of BRECO® and BRECOFLEX® timing belts, BRECO Antriebstechnik Breher GmbH & Co. KG is the world’s leading producer in the field of polyurethane timing belt technology. Abrasion-resistant polyurethane for belt bodies and high-strength steel cord tension carriers form the basis of a reliable, first-class product.
As a result of years of experience in working with thermoplastic polyurethane, the development of the BRECO and BRECOFLEX production process and its continuous refinement, the BRECO name has become synonymous with polyurethane timing belts. The results of the decades of experience gained by countless users of the products are reflected in the BRECO and BRECOFLEX timing belts, as well as the toothed pulleys optimized for use with the belts and various other components made by BRECO. The consistent use of nothing but the highest grade of raw materials and our intensive coordination with our suppliers to meet the needs of our customers guarantee the utmost in quality.
Source: Lubrizol Corp., press release, 2013-09-09.