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Kraiburg Introduces New TPE Compounds for Exterior Applications of Automotive

Published on 2019-08-26. Author : SpecialChem

TAGS:  Automotive    

Kraiburg Introduces New TPE Compounds for Exterior Applications of AutomotiveKraiburg TPE has debuted a series of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) that were specially developed to deliver weathering resistance coupled with adhesion to polypropylene (PP) resin and UV resistance in automotive applications. The new compounds of the THERMOLAST® K UV/HF/SF family are intended primarily for automotive exterior applications, such as water deflectors and window encapsulation.

Kraiburg Latest THERMOLAST® K UV/HF/SF Series

The latest THERMOLAST® K UV/HF/SF series distinguishes itself by extreme UV and weathering resistance as well as its bondability to PP. The thermoplastic elastomers can be processed to a precise and even surface without weld line formation. This is achieved due to the flow properties of the TPE.

These TPE compounds can also be processed easily and precisely by two-component injection molding. Here, they form a good bond to the rigid PP component. Using the multi-component injection molding process, the best bonding property can be achieved, additional assembly steps are no longer necessary, and the cycle time of the component is reduced.


UV/HF/SF THERMOLAST® K TPEs provides a broad spectrum of benefits, such as increasing the value of design, economic processing and expansion of product functions. They meet the typical requirements of different areas of use and the automotive industry, including the PV3929 Kalahari natural weathering test for two year cycles and the PV3930 Florida test for outdoor use. This allows more potential exterior application in the automotive sector, such as in the Asia Pacific region, with its ever-changing weather, to ensure the vehicle achieve better performance over a longer time and hence, saving costs in maintenance of the vehicle.

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Source: Kraiburg TPE
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