Raw Material Source

The Raw Material Source production stage has different process options depending on the different functional types of coatings and laminates.

There are two raw material process options available for these materials:

  • Barrier substrate, PET (80%) and PU (20%)should be selected when the bicomponent base material is polyester (PET). As long as PET is greater than 50% of the membrane base material, this process should be selected regardless of exact PET/PU percentage.
  • Barrier substrate, PTFE (80%) and PU (20%) should be selected when the bicomponent base material is polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) or expanded PTFE (ePTFE). As long as PTFE is greater than 50% of the membrane base material, this process should be selected regardless of exact PTFE/PU percentage.

If the raw material content is not known or is not mentioned above, then the default selection of barrier substrate, PET (80%) and PU (20%) should be left unchanged.

There are four raw material process options available for these materials:

  • Acrylonitrile, fossil fuel based, for coatings and laminations should be selected when the raw material content is an acrylic polymer. Other material content of up to 5% is allowable when choosing this process.
  • High density polyethylene (HDPE), fossil fuel based, for coatings and laminations should be selected when the raw material content is high density polyethylene. Other material content of up to 5% is allowable when choosing this process.
  • Thermoset polyurethane (PU), fossil fuel based, for coatings and laminations should be selected when the raw material content is a thermoset polyurethane polymer. Other material content of up to 5% is allowable when choosing this process.
  • Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic, fossil fuel based, for coatings and laminations should be selected when the raw material content is a polyester polymer. Other material content of up to 5% is allowable when choosing this process.

If the raw material content is not known or is not mentioned above, then the default selection of Thermoset polyurethane (PU), fossil fuel based, for coatings and laminations should be left unchanged.

There are five raw material process options available for these materials:

  • Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), fossil fuel based, for coatings and laminations should be used when the raw material content is a thermoplastic polyurethane polymer. This process is also an acceptable proxy for other unlisted thermoplastic elastomers. Other material content of up to 5% is still allowable when choosing this process.
  • Thermoset polyurethane (PU), fossil fuel based, for coatings and laminations should be used when the raw material content is a thermoset polyurethane polymer. Other material content of up to 5% is still allowable when choosing this process.
  • Silicone, fossil fuel based, for coatings and laminations should be used when the raw material content is a silicone polymer. Other material content of up to 5% is still allowable when choosing this process.
  • Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic, fossil fuel based, for coatings and laminationsshould be selected when the raw material content is a polyester polymer. Other material content of up to 5% is still allowable when choosing this process.
  • Polyvinyl chloride (PVC), fossil fuel based, for coatings and laminations should be selected when the raw material content is PVC. Other material content of up to 5% is still allowable when choosing this process. Plasticizers should be considered as part of the PVC.

If the raw material content is not known or is not mentioned above, then the default selection of Thermoset polyurethane (PU), fossil fuel based, for coatings and laminations should be left unchanged.

There are six raw material process options available for these materials:

  • Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), fossil fuel based, for coatings and laminations should be used when the raw material content is primarily a thermoplastic polyurethane polymer. This process is an acceptable proxy for other unlisted thermoplastic elastomers. Other material content of up to 5% is allowable when choosing this process.
  • Thermoset polyurethane (PU), fossil fuel based, for coatings and laminations should be used when the raw material content is a thermoset polyurethane polymer. Other material content of up to 5% is allowable when choosing this process.
  • Silicone, fossil fuel based, for coatings and laminations should be used when the raw material content is a silicone polymer. Other material content of up to 5% is allowable when choosing this process.
  • Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic, fossil fuel based, for coatings and laminations should be selected when the raw material content is a polyester polymer. Other material content of up to 5% is allowable when choosing this process.
  • Polyethylene terephthalate (PET), mechanically recycled, for coatings and laminations should be selected when the raw material content is a recycled polyester polymer. If the laminate layer contains both recycled polyester content and another polymer, then these should be specified as separate material constituents (e.g. if the laminate is 50% recycled PET and 50% PET, then two separate material constituents need to be created for this laminate.)
  • Polyethylene (PE) resin, fossil fuel based, for coatings and laminations should be selected when the raw material content is primarily a polyethylene polymer. Other material content of up to 5% isallowable when choosing this process.

If the raw material content is not known or is not mentioned above, then the default selection of Thermoset polyurethane (PU), fossil fuel based, for coatings and laminations should be left unchanged.

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