Laripur® 5018B is a fully transparent and soft thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) based on polyester. This phthalate-free plasticized TPU is designed for fast processing cycles, making it particularly suitable for the production of high-flexibility soles with antislip properties. The transparent appearance adds esthetic appeal to the final product.

Polymer Name: Thermoplastic Polyurethane (Polyester based)

End Uses: Footwear

Technical Data Sheet

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Processing Recommendations

Predrying Condition: Material needs to be dried prior processing at 175 ° - 195°F for 3 hours, preferably using a dehumidifying drier feeded by air exhibiting a dew point lower than -22°F.
Indicative Suggested Molding Temperature Profile

Zone 1 310
Zone 2 320
Zone 3 325
Nozzle 320

Being affected by type of machine used, processing condition and downstream equipment, the temperature profiles as given above has to be considered just as indicative.


Physical Form
Physico-Chemical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Tensile Strength3625psiASTM D412
Tensile Modulus (at 50%)145psiASTM D412
Tensile Modulus (at 300%)725psiASTM D412
Tensile Modulus (at 100%)380psiASTM D412
Tear Strength31N/mmASTM D624
Specific Gravity1.18g/cm³ASTM D792
Shore Hardness52A ScaleASTM D2240
Compression Set (at 70h/23°C)15%ASTM D395
Abrasion Loss80mm³DIN 53516
Elongation (at Break)900%ASTM D412
Compression Set (at 22h/70°C)30%ASTM D395

Packaging & Availability

Packaging Type
Regional Availability
  • Canada
  • USA
Packaging Information

Laripur® 5018B is supplied in regular pellet form and it is packaged in 25 kg bags or 500 kg and 1000 kg octabins.

Storage & Handling

Shelf Life
6 months
Storage and Shelf Life Conditions

Material has to be kept in its original package in a cool dry place repared from  sun and weather. In these conditions the shelf life is six months from date of delivery