TPU stands for thermoplastic polyurethane, an elastomer whose properties help it become a modifier for a variety of thermoplastic materials used in TPU laminated fabric, wires, films and coatings for leisure and sports products, and other technical applications.
Advantages of waterproof TPU fabric
The durable and strong TPU waterproof material appears similar to rubber and is highly flexible, elastic and smooth. The unique properties of this material make it very useful in a broad range of applications. The tear- and abrasion-resistant thermoplastic polyurethane laminate material is known for its excellent tensile strength, low-temperature resistance, high deformation tolerance, and resistant to chemicals, ozone, oxygen, oil and petrol. PUL TPU, in which PUL stands for polyurethane laminate, is a polyester fabric that has been treated with TPU to render the fabric water-resistant. TPU-laminated waterproof fabric can withstand environmental and weather extremes, and TPU PUL retains the base material's flexibility and softness.
Uses of waterproof TPU fabric
Among the extensive list of properties of the TPU waterproof material is its inherent strength and durability, making it ideal for bladder-type or inflatable applications. The TPU waterproof membrane is useful in the production of inflatable watercraft and flotation devices and medical-related products such as inflatable mattresses, splints and lifts. The TPU waterproof material can also serve as a flexible storage tank to store water, fuel and other compatible liquids. In addition, this material can be used as bags to store food or pharmaceutical products that need to be brought to remote locations and help maintain their quality. Cotton waterproof TPU fabric is used in garment production and is useful in manufacturing dry suits, survival suits and other safety wear, including clothing with UV protection. TPU fabric by the yard can be purchased by global manufacturers that specialize in high-performance products for the industrial and consumer markets.