Arnitel® VT3108

Extrusion Grade, Highly Breathable, Drying of Material Required, Food Contact Quality

General Information

Arnitel® is a high-performance ThermoPlastic Copolyester (TPC) that offers you a unique combination of flexibility, high temperature resistance and strength - plus excellent processing characteristics.
In industries ranging from automotive to E&E, Arnitel® is increasingly being as a lighter, smarter, greener alternative to conventional rubbers – reducing environmental impact and ultimately, system costs.
The product is supported by an experienced and knowledgeable global team continuously working on new ideas and applications, as well as exploring new markets. By listening to your needs and understanding your process and products, we develop solutions that make a real difference.
Special features
Regulatory Affairs

Rheological properties

Melt volume-flow rate
10
cm³/10min
Temperature
230
°C
Load
2.16
kg

Mechanical properties

Tensile modulus
110
MPa
Charpy notched impact strength (+23°C)
N
kJ/m²
Charpy notched impact strength (-30°C)
N
kJ/m²
Izod notched impact strength (+23°C)
N
kJ/m²
Izod notched impact strength (-30°C)
N
kJ/m²

Thermal properties

Melting temperature (10°C/min)
185
°C
Vicat softening temperature (50°C/h 10N)
156
°C
Vicat softening temperature (50°C/h 50N)
44
°C
Thickness tested
1.6
mm

Other properties

Water absorption
33
%
Density
1250
kg/m³

Mechanical properties (TPE)

Stress at 5% strain
5.1
MPa
Stress at 10% strain
8.1
MPa
Stress at 50% strain
12.5
MPa
Stress at 100% strain
14.1
MPa
Stress at break
20
MPa
Nominal strain at break
280
%
Shore D Hardness (3s)
45
-

Diagrams

Applications

Breathable Films for Food Packaging

Industry
Consumer goods
  • Arnitel® TPC allows for reliable solutions, since it yields a breathable film that balances the application-specific gas mixture of O2 and CO₂, and the moisture inside the package

Breathable Outdoor clothing

Industry
Consumer goods
  • <ul> <li>Arnitel® TPC allows for very sustainable solutions, since it is PFC free and 100% recyclable</li> <li>Arnitel® TPC allows for very comfortable and reliable solutions due to its high breathability and 100% waterproof performance under all circumstances, unlike perforated membranes</li> </ul>

Medical gowns

Industry
Healthcare
Material
  • <ul> <li>Arnitel® TPC allows for very sustainable solutions, since it is PFC free and 100% recyclable</li> <li>Arnitel® TPC allows for very comfortable and reliable solutions due to its high breathability and 100% waterproof performance under all circumstances (unlike perforated membranes) and since it forms a 100% barrier against fluids, bacteria and even viruses.</li> </ul>

Medical Tubes

Industry
Healthcare
  • <ul> <li>Arnitel® TPC allows for reliable solutions in respiratory tubing due to its excellent breathability, preventing condensation</li> <li>Arnitel® TPC allows for light weight solutions as compared to silicone alternatives</li> </ul>

Plasters

Industry
Healthcare
  • Arnitel® TPC PM381 allows for reliable solutions due its excellent breathability, ease of processing and due to its easy stretchability with low forces, not putting tension on the wound area

Respirator Tubes

Industry
Healthcare
  • <ul> <li>Arnitel® has USP class VI and FDA approved grades available</li> <li>Arnitel offers a good combination of flexibility, strength and kink resistance</li> <li>Arnitel has high breathable grades available to prevent condensation inside the tube</li> <li></li> </ul>

Roofing membranes

Industry
Building & construction
  • <ul> <li>Arnitel® TPC allows for reliable solutions, since it outperforms on performance compared with conventional microporous membranes</li> <li>Arnitel® TPC allows for cost effective solutions due to its easy and cost effective processing compared to roofing membranes as based on TPU</li> </ul>

Smokable Sausage Casings

Industry
Consumer goods
  • <ul> <li>Arnitel® TPC and Akulon® PA6 allow for reliable solutions since they yield excellent smoke penetration leading to great taste and sausage structure and high quality</li> <li>Arnitel® TPC and Akulon® PA6 allow for sustainable solutions, since they are free of substances of hazardous concerns and thus more environmentally friendly than cellulose casings</li> </ul>