CoHaMa and BASF Jointly Develop Hand Straps Using BASF’s Elastollan TPU for Trains

January 18 (2021

CoHaMa Co., Ltd. (CoHaMa) has introduced hand straps made with BASF’s Elastollan thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU). Compared with Polyvinyl chloride (PVC), Elastollan 1185A 10 HFFR meets industry standards for flame retardancy as per UL94V0 requirements as well as low smoke density and low toxicity, in accordance with EN standard EN45545-2.

“This is a great success for BASF and CoHaMa for TPU in rail transportation. Flame retardancy, low smoke density, and excellent durability are key considerations when we design environmentally friendly and safe products for passengers,” said Peter Jang, General Manager, CoHaMa Group.

Additionally, owing to its flexibility and resistance to long term stress, the innovative material solution can be widely used for other rail transportation and aerospace applications.

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