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New TPE Series with Outstanding Adhesion to EPDM by KRAIBURG TPE at Fakuma

Published on 2017-08-01. Author : SpecialChem

KRAIBURG TPE will use the upcoming 25th Fakuma to exhibit its customer-oriented core competences. At Booth 5303 in Hall B5 the company will also present innovative material developments, including a new TPE series with outstanding adhesion to EPDM.

TPE for Automotive Exterior Applications
TPE for Automotive Exterior Applications

New TPE Technologies

In addition to market-specific compounds, advanced development processes at KRAIBURG TPE have produced new TPE technologies. As the latest innovation of this type the company will present a new TPE material with outstanding adhesion to EPDM at Fakuma.

Benefits of New Compound

  • The new compounds of the THERMOLAST® K product group offer:
    • Excellent adhesion to EPDM 
    • High resistance to UV radiation
    • Weather influences
    • Good flow properties 
  • The new material series is ideal for automotive exterior applications. 
  • Pilot projects include window seals consisting of EPDM profiles with molded TPE corner joints.

TPE for Consumer Electronics

Another new development that already attracted attention at this year’s CHINAPLAS is a new type of Thermoplastic Elastomer for use in consumer electronics. For this field of application KRAIBURG TPE developed Thermoplastic Elastomers with:
  • Soft velvety surfaces 
  • Superior adhesion to polar thermoplastics
  • Outstanding mechanical properties

KRAIBURG TPE is a respected specialist for custom engineered TPE solutions and provides local support to its customers in the form of a special service bundle. The spectrum includes:
  • Project-specific advice on which materials to use
  • Color and application-specific effects
  • Processing recommendations, efficient sampling and color matching

Local and global contact persons ensure a smooth customer management process with short delivery times. All materials are manufactured at production sites in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region and North America, according to the same certified quality standards.

On the basis of specific innovative applications, trade fair visitors can see the convincing results of this customer-oriented strategy, which also includes special applications.

Fakuma is this year’s most important event for the plastics industry in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), according to Franz Hinterecker, CEO of KRAIBURG TPE:
“Our trade fair exhibit will demonstrate more than just our expertise in the development and production of extremely high-quality compounds. We take on the challenges of our customers and make them our own, in order to offer a unique service bundle with comprehensive material competence, solid knowledge of the market and intensive, personal customer orientation worldwide. We look forward to consolidating and expanding our network of close customer relationships in Friedrichshafen.”

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