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KRAIBURG at Fakuma’15: To Unveil TPE Series for Consumer Applications

Published on 2015-07-28. Author : SpecialChem

WALDKRAIBURG -- At the Fakuma 2015 trade fair KRAIBURG TPE will again present new products that in accordance with the company’s philosophy were not developed only in labs, but rather with a clear market and customer orientation. The new KRAIBURG TPE series are the result of a close, cooperative partnership with the component manufacturers themselves, who with their requirements and through their input contributed significantly to the development of the new compounds. As a result of this market orientation Frost & Sullivan distinguished KRAIBURG TPE as the best TPE supplier in Europe.

KRAIBURG TPE - Fakuma 2015
Fig. 1: KRAIBURG TPE - Fakuma 2015

Visitors at Fakuma 2015 can examine the company’s market-oriented product development for example on the basis of a new material for hoses: the new drinking water compliant DW/H series from KRAIBURG TPE can be used as hoses in showers, dishwashers or similar applications as an effective substitute material for PVC.

For consumer applications KRAIBURG TPE developed a new compound series with an especially convincing cost-effectiveness ratio: these TPEs feature improved adhesion to engineering thermoplasts such as PC and ABS at an attractive price. Innovations in the materials for “slit valves” – valves made of food-compliant TPE – will also be presented at the Fakuma 2015 trade fair: KRAIBURG TPE offers new compounds with the FDA and EC 10/2011 food certifications. Advantages include efficient processing in 2-component injection molding processes, excellent resilience and reliable adhesion to hard components.

Also in time for Fakuma 2015 the THERMOLAST® V compound series will go into production. More and more customers are using THERMOLAST® V for seals in demanding applications such as under the hood. The new series features high temperature resistance, an improved compression set and good adhesion to polyamides. KRAIBURG TPE will hold a presentation on the subject of adhesion technologies on October 15, 2015 from 13:20 to 14:00 in the East Foyer. The presentation will shed light on factors that affect the adhesion of TPE to hard components, for example, in addition to discussing potentials for further improving the material properties in the future.

“We are looking forward to interesting discussions at Fakuma 2015. Trade fairs, with so many component manufacturers and plastics specialists, are an ideal opportunity for us to keep up with trends in the industry and to open up new fields of application for our new TPE materials,” explains Sales & Marketing Director EMEA Michael Pollmann, who this year again will be in charge of the trade fair stand.


KRAIBURG TPE is a global manufacturer of thermoplastic elastomers. From its beginning in 2001 as subsidiary of the historical KRAIBURG Group founded in 1947, KRAIBURG TPE has pioneered in TPE compounds, today being the competence leader in this industry. With production sites in Germany, the US, and Malaysia the company offers a broad range of compounds for applications in the automotive, industrial, consumer, and for the strictly regulated medical sectors. The established THERMOLAST®, COPEC®, HIPEX®, and For-Tec E product lines are processed by injection molding or extrusion and provide numerous processing and product design advantages to manufacturers. KRAIBURG TPE features innovative capabilities as well as true global customer orientation, customized product solutions and reliable service. The company is certified to ISO 50001 at its headquarters in Germany and holds ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications at all global sites. In 2014, KRAIBURG TPE, with over 440 worldwide employees, generated sales of 138 million euros.


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