Desmopan® TPU Range: Revolutionizing High-Performance Textiles


Covestro’s Desmopan® TPU range is poised to revolutionize textile applications with its high-performance capabilities. From woven yarns, tarps, and nonwoven fabrics to synthetic leather, thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) is a versatile material that offers more sustainable solutions. It provides pleasant haptics, high durability, and a variety of textures and stiffness levels.

TPU presents a more sustainable mono-material solution, combining high durability and versatility. This impressive blend of mechanical properties, sustainability, and ease of processing makes TPU an optimal choice for textile producers seeking innovative materials. However, these inherent advantages are not yet widely recognized within the industry.

Desmopan® TPU stands out due to its high elasticity, durability, and abrasion resistance, allowing textiles to maintain their shape despite repeated use. Its resistance to oils, chemicals, and UV light makes TPU an excellent choice for outdoor applications.

Wearers benefit from lightweight polyurethane (PU) fabrics that offer a pleasant, dry touch, thanks to TPU’s biocompatibility, breathability, and moisture-wicking properties.

Moreover, Desmopan® TPU is fully recyclable and available in grades ranging from very soft to very stiff, promoting a more sustainable, mono-material solution compared to some alternatives. It is also offered in grades with certified low volatile organic compound (VOC) content, ensuring lower harmful emissions.

Desmopan® TPU can be customized for specific properties, such as waterproofing or industrial chemical resistance. Significantly, it can be adapted through various technical processing technologies, including weaving as yarn, molding, extrusion, and 3D printing. This adaptability facilitates the production of complex designs.