Think, create, Elastollan®

Elastollan® is the brand name for thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) from BASF. Over the last few decades, the numerous benefits of Elastollan® in all its forms – aromatic or aliphatic, very soft or glass fiber-reinforced, flame retardant or highly transparent – have been clearly demonstrated across every sector of industry.


Key Advantages of Elastollan®

  • High wear and abrasion resistance
  • High tensile strength and excellent tear resistance
  • High resistance against oils, greases, oxygen, and ozone
  • Very good low-temperature flexibility
  • Very good damping capacity


Elastollan® is the brand name for thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) from BASF. It stands for maximum reliability, consistent product quality and cost efficiency. Elastollan® can be extruded into hoses, cable sheathing, belts, films and profiles, and can also be processed using blow molding and injection molding technologies. 

This extensive product portfolio, which makes use of a variety of raw materials and formulations, is the starting point for successfully bringing innovative customer projects to fruition.

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Material Properties

Elastollan® features an extraordinary property profile combining elasticity with resistance over a wide range of temperatures. It is abrasion- and impact-resistant, has a good elastic recovery, is tear and kink-resistant as well as oil- and grease-resistant. Moreover, Elastollan® can be modified for specific applications, by glass-fiber reinforcement, for instance.

  • Chemical structure
  • Physical properties
  • Chemical properties
  • Fire Behavior
  • Food Contact


Processing Recommendations

Elastollan®, the thermoplastic PU elastomer (TPU) of BASF, which is developed, produced and marketed by BASF Polyurethanes for the European Market at the site in Lemförde, can be processed in a targeted manner using various methods.

Please find detailed recommendations in the brochure:

  • General Recommendations
  • Processing method injection molding
  • Processing method extrusion
  • Finishing Procedures
  • Machining
  • Quality management

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Especially Suitable for These Industries

Because of its unique property profile Elastollan® is particularly suitable for the use in the following industries.

Elastollan® for Industrial Manufacturing

Typical applications include components for the mining industry and the production of wheels and rollers. These components have to withstand the most demanding conditions in terms of impact and abrasion. Thanks to its excellent mechanical properties, Elastollan® is used for screens and guide rollers, for example

Elastollan® for the Footwear Industry

Excellent properties, such as mechanical strength, resistance to abrasion, and slip resistance, together with a broad range of possible degrees of hardness make Elastollan® an ideal material for footwear applications. 

Elastollan® in Automobiles

Where conventional materials reach their limits, Elastollan® in vehicles can make all the difference. It is noted for its excellent surface feel and mechanics, as well as its good long-term durability. It gives freedom for a lot of design possibilities. Its strength lies in its versatility. 

Elastollan® Application Range

The applications are as manifold as its product properties: Explore the various application possibilities of Elastollan®!

Office Furniture & public seating

The requirements of the office furniture industry are high. Scratch resistance, good mechanical properties (stiffness, strength), high surface quality as well as flame retardancy. We support you with our expertise in polyurethanes and engineering plastics to find the solutions you need. 


Whether you manufacture hinge systems for furniture, lift systems for kitchens or pull out systems for drawers, our engineering plastics will ensure you achieve the highest possible Quality. 

Innovative Products

In addition to Elastollan® we offer further innovative materials. These might also be interesting for you.


Infinergy® is the world's first expanded thermoplastic polyurethane (E-TPU). This closed-cell particle foam can be used anywhere, where a combination of low weight, excellent mechanical properties and good long-term durability is required.


The antistatic additive provides a solution for electrostatic charging of plastics, giving materials longlasting antistatic properties. Supplied as masterbatch, the material is easy to process.