Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) film is produced through a process called extrusion. Raw TPU polymer is melted and forced through a die to form a thin film. Following cooling and solidification, the film can be cut into the desired size and shape.
With its resistance to wear, cold, heat, and oil/water/wind, TPU film is widely used for water-proof clothing, medical gloves/clothes, life jackets, and car seats.
Matila offers high performance dual-purpose TPU blown film machines that can produce single-layer and double-layer films. A single layer can produce low air permeability TPU film; a double layer can produce high air permeability TPU film (which is made with PE film), or high/low-temperature TPU film.
There are several factors to consider when choosing a TPU film extrusion machine:
Output capacity: The output capacity of the extruder should be sufficient to meet the production needs of your business. Consider the volume of TPU film you need to produce and choose an extruder capable of meeting that need.
Film thickness and extrusion width: Different extruders can produce films of different thicknesses and widths. When choosing an extruder, be sure to consider the needs of the final product.
Extrusion speed: How fast an extruder can produce film depends on your production needs.
Compatibility with TPU polymers: Make sure your extruder is compatible with the type of TPU polymer you will be using. Some extruders may only be suitable for certain types of polymers.
Ease of use and maintenance: When choosing an extruder, consider the ease of use and maintenance of the extruder. Machines that are easier to use and maintain will be more efficient and cost-effective in the long run.
Price: The price of the extruder should also be considered when purchasing. Compare prices of different models to find the best option for your money.
Manufacturer's Reputation: Choose a reputable manufacturer with a proven track record in the industry. This will ensure you get a high-quality, reliable film-extruding machine.