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KRAIBURG TPE at Chinaplas 2015: To Showcase Innovative TPE Solutions for Auto Industry

Published on 2015-05-07. Author : SpecialChem

KRAIBURG TPE will participate in Chinaplas 2015, the 29th International Exhibition on Plastics and Rubber Industries, which will be held on May 20-23, 2015 at China Import & Export Fair Complex, Pazhou, Guangzhou, PR China.

KRAIBURG TPE, the global operating manufacturer of premium, superior quality TPE is set to wow to trade visitors with its all new and innovative automotive TPE in KRAIBURG TPE booth-11.2 T31 at Chinaplas 2015. The quest for highly durable, all weathering and superior resiliency automotive TPEs is nearly at an end as the global competence TPE leader sets new defining standards for diverse automotive TPE applications.

Touted as one of the largest rubber and plastics trade exhibition in Asia, Chinaplas 2015’s 29th international exhibition will yet again showcase some of the most innovative ideas from global players of the rubber and plastics industry. Chinaplas 2015 will be held at the China Import & Export Fair Complex in Pazhou, Guangzhou, PR China from 20-23 May 2015. KRAIBURG TPE the global competence leader has redefined new TPE standards for the automotive industry. The race for procuring new TPE compounds among automobile manufacturers began a long time ago as these manufacturers sought durable, high-performance compounds for different automotive applications. As new automotive technology emerges, so does the need for ground-breaking TPE compounds.

New launch of automotive-specific compounds for Chinaplas 2015

KRAIBURG TPE will reveal its new automotive compound during Chinaplas 2015, which will target automotive interior, exterior, under-the-hood and window encapsulation applications.

High flow technology the new highlight for window encapsulation

The special highlights of KRAIBURG TPE compounds for window encapsulation with high flow technology. Evolving automotive market demands window encapsulation compounds to have important characteristics like resistance to sink marks, glass breakage, uniform gloss finishing all over the part surface, color matchability, UV and detergent resistance with excellent mechanical properties and more. The benefits offered to automotive manufacturers are that KRAIBURG TPE new automotive TPE compounds produce very high flowability, excellent UV resistance, no noise caused by friction, lower weight advantages, very good adhesion with different plastic hardpart, excellent compression set, no follow up with melamine foam, excellent surface quality and custom engineered. In addition, the breakthrough compounds bear the hallmark of KRAIBURG TPE’s high flow technology. This means long and thin flow paths are realizable with low cavity pressure of up to 50%. Furthermore - the encapsulation of laminated safety glass is also made possible. There is also a significant reduction of glass breakage, no tiger stripes or other surface defects and uniform gloss level of the part surface. For aesthetic objectives, customized coloring is available too. Applications include back window sealing lip, frame rear and rear quarter window, and many more.

Interior innovations

For automotive interior, the product highlights feature excellent adhesion, fogging, odorless, chemical and scratch resistant properties. There will also be superior haptic experience with unprecedented silky smooth and rubbery feel for better coefficient of friction, hardness and tactility. Such interior applications would include air flaps, damping arm rest, gear knob and shift, hand wheel, door panel mat, gasket I-Panel, among many others.

Extraordinary exterior elements

Superb adhesion, sealing and high UV resistance are some of the key features for exterior automotive applications. These have undergone stringent Florida and Kalahari tests and boasts of excellent weather resistance, high flow ability and coinjection molding for strong adhesion to PP, POM, PA, ASA, PC, ABS. In addition, this compound range has high UV resistance property and confirms too many stringent UV tests. This compound range is ideal for exterior applications like window encapsulations, antennas, cowls, gaskets, mud protectors, pillar, side mirror sealing and many other applications.

For demanding under-the-hood applications

Last but not least are the Under-the-hood applications are more demanding. As such the new TPE compounds must have excellent resistance to high temperatures (up to at 170°C) and chemical contact, including engine and transmission fluids. They also have high compression set (at 120°C < 50%) with co-injection molding from part design with mechanical lock. Ideal under-the-hood applications include air guide elements, fixing parts, noise absorber, sealing E-box and many other such applications.


KRAIBURG TPE is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of soft, elastic thermoplastic elastomers. In addition to custom solutions, under the THERMOLAST® brand the company offers a broad spectrum of standardized compounds covering a wide range of applications. With its high-performance HIPEX® compound, KRAIBURG TPE is opening up the world of rubber for all thermoplastics processing companies and with the new compounds COPEC® and For-Tec E is entering new dimensions in terms of haptics, adhesion and resistance for consumer electronics products. KRAIBURG TPE has production sites in Germany, USA and Malaysia. The sales organization covers France, Italy, Poland, Spain, China, India, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Brazil and Mexico. In further countries KRAIBURG TPE is represented by distributors.

About Chinaplas 2015

Chinaplas 2015 is organized by Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd. and co-organized by China National Light Industry Council - China Plastics Processing Industry Association, China Plastics Machinery Industry Association, Guangdong Plastics Industry Association, Messe Düesseldorf China Ltd., the Plastic Trade Association of Shanghai and Beijing Yazhan Exhibition Services Ltd. The event is also supported by various plastics and rubber associations in China and abroad. First introduced in 1983, Chinaplas is China's only plastics and rubber trade show approved by UFI (The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry). Chinaplas has been exclusively sponsored by the Europe's Association for Plastics and Rubber Machinery Manufacturers (EUROMAP) in China for the 26th time. Chinaplas is one of the top ranked Asia's and world's plastics and rubber trade fairs.

Chinaplas 2015 is expected to have 3,200 exhibitors from 40 countries and regions, together with13 pavilions from countries and regions of Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Korea, PR China, Switzerland, Taiwan, UK, USA, occupying an exhibition area of over 240,000 sqm, to showcase their diversified chemicals and raw materials and over 3,200 sets of plastics and rubber machineries. The 4-day exhibition is expected to attract over 120,000 trade visitors from 130 countries or regions.

Source: Chinaplas

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