INFUSE™ Olefin Block Copolymers
Advanced copolymers offering distinct recovery characteristics
Inspired by the needs of our customers, INFUSE™ Olefin Block Copolymers (OBC) offer unprecedented performance and processing combinations. This revolutionary material features a distinct block architecture allowing for exceptional recovery characteristics—helping create differentiation in applications where recovery is a distinct advantage. Explore some of those applications below.
Recovery and compression set are critical elements in the performance of footwear midsoles. If the foam midsole stays compressed and doesn’t “bounce back” sufficiently, a shoe’s ability to cushion the foot from repeated stresses can be severely impaired. Midsoles made with INFUSE™ OBC demonstrate strong recovery after several compression and release cycles.
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The recovery characteristics of INFUSE™ OBC make it distinctly suited for healthcare and hygiene elastic film applications, where multiple stretch and recovery cycles are typically encountered. INFUSE™ OBC offers excellent comfort stretch, body fit, breathability and discreetness to support waistbands, panels, ears, landing strips and more that address the needs of the user.
INFUSE™ OBC offers performance benefits for various consumer goods applications. Tailor the soft touch properties of applications, such as grips for toothbrushes, hairbrushes, tools and more. Achieve enhanced impact modification for applications, such as reusable storage containers, buckets and more.
Durable applications that require a certain degree of flexibility can benefit from the exceptional architecture and properties that INFUSE™ OBC offers. Explore how INFUSE™ OBC can enhance various building, construction and infrastructure applications—such as carpet tiles, waterproofing membranes, artificial turf, cable systems and more.
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