Agatech Air Cushion
Agatech Air Cushion, TPU honeycomb is a thermoplastic polyurethane core that has been developed using a high frequency welding process. The core can be supplied either sandwiched between two face sheets of polyurethane material or stabilized by heat flanging the edges of the cells. The resulting Agatech TPU structure is flexible, redirects energy, resists fatigue, and provides cushioning.
|Energy Redirection||Impact Attenuation|
|Abrasion Resistant||Moisture Resistant|
|Tear and Puncture Resistant||Resilient|
|Fatigue Resistant||Light Weight|
|Complete Recovery After Impact (no permanent set)||Durable|
|Amenable to Wide Temperature Range||Thermally Insulating|
Agatech Air Cushion is an excellent material for any application requiring flexibility, cushioning, and withstanding repetitive impacts. This versatile honey-comb product is currently being used very successfully for energy redirection in soles of athletic footwear.
It is also a superior product for use in mattress pads, seat cushions, body protection vests, orthopedic braces, and sports protective equipment. It has excellent fatigue resistance and remains flexible at low temperatures.
The unique energy redirection property of Agatech Air Cushion, as compared to conventional energy absorbing foam materials, such as EVA foam, is depicted below
Agatech TPU honeycomb is designated as follows:
APU – designates thermoplastic polyurethane honeycomb
9470 – is the cell pattern made of 70A hardness TPU, such as “9470” is pattern with hexagonal cell diameter 6mm
T =Thickness, or cell depth
L =length , or Ribbon direction
W =width, Transverse direction, perpendicular to the ribbon
Agatech TPU is available in 6.0mm cell sizes. Other cell sizes may be developed depending on application quantities.
Cell Wall Thicknesses
Agatech TPU core is available with cell wall gauges 0.4mm.
|Cell Size||Cell Wall Gauge||Density|
Sheet Size Dimensions
Agatech TPU is available in the following standard dimensions:
12" W x 12" L
12" W x 24" L
Other dimensions are available on request.
Agatech TPU core is available in thickness (T) dimensions from 2.0 mm minimum to 130.0 mm maximum. (Thickness of sandwich panel depends on skin thickness selected.)
Sheet Size Tolerances
L and W ± 0.5mm
T ± 0.1mm
Agatech TPU is available in the following forms:
Core, with heat flanged stabilized cell edges.
Sandwich panel, with polyurethane skins; the polyurethane skins can be perforated if required.
Agatech TPU core is available in white, blue and clear colors. Other colors can be obtained upon request.
Agatech TPU skin materials are available in clear form.
Agatech TPU Honeycomb Sandwich Structure
Agatech TPU sandwich panels can be provided with any combination of the following facings, for example, 0.4mm thick facing film
|Item||Cell Size||Core Thickness||Face Skin||Bottom Skin|
|APU 9470||6.0 mm||5.0 mm||0.4 mm||0.4 mm|