Elastollan® HPM
the first TPU for the automotive exterior

Flexible, UV-stable and good to process

Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) can now also be used on the vehicle exterior – even extensively and unpainted. As the first manufacturer, BASF offers with the new type Elastollan® AC 55D10 HPM (High Performance Material) a TPU that combines freedom of design and long-term durability with attractive haptics and a high-class appearance. The new material not only boasts the properties of conventional TPU but shows new features as well.


Key properties

  • good tensile strength and abrasion resistance
  • elasticity
  • excellent impact resistance at low temperatures
  • high media resistance
  • outstanding surface even at low wall thicknesses
  • scratch-resistance
  • UV- and weather-resistance
  • easy cleaning
  • high service temperature of 120 to 150°C
  • easy processing
  • good colorability

Improved processing


BASF has also further developed the processing properties of the new Elastollan® grade. Elastollan® HPM can be injection-molded within a wide process window with a cycle time that is 50% shorter compared with conventional TPU. It has excellent flow properties, which means that low wall thicknesses of 1.5 to 1.8 mm can be produced without affecting the surface quality.

Airbumps® in the Citroën C4 Cactus

Here you can find out more on the first application of Elastollan® HPM: Airbumps® in the new Citroën C4 Cactus

Elastollan® AC 55D10 HPM

Technical data

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