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KRAIBURG TPE at K 2016: To Launch Flame Retardant TPE for Further Use Expansion

Published on 2016-08-03. Author : SpecialChem

WALDKRAIBURG -- At K 2016, KRAIBURG TPE will present a series of new products that further expands applications for its high-quality TPE in construction industry, sanitary installations those in contact with drinking water & under-the-hood applications in the automotive industry.

Flame Retardant TPE
Flame Retardant TPE

UL94-certified TPE for Construction Sector

  • The highlight of the trade fair exhibit will be the introduction of flame retardant compounds of the FR/AD1 series. 
  • The Thermoplastic Elastomers of the THERMOLAST® K portfolio were developed especially for applications in the construction industry, where they are used to ensure flexible cable installation in flush-mounting boxes. 
  • The material is flame retardant in accordance with UL94 and is included in flammability class V0. 
  • In addition, it features excellent adhesion with ABS and PC in 2-component injection molding. 
  • The flame retardant compounds are highly elastic and are free of latex, PVC and halogen.

TPE for Water & Automotive Applications

Michael Pollmann
Michael Pollmann
Other product highlights from KRAIBURG TPE at K 2016 will include materials for drinking water applications as well as under-the-hood automotive applications.
  • Thermoplastic Elastomers for use with drinking water have all important European certifications to ensure compliance with high safety and hygiene standards. They are therefore also ideal for hoses in sanitary systems or beverage dispensers.
  • KRAIBURG TPE developed its THERMOLAST® V products for use in under-the-hood automotive applications: with temperature resistance up to 130 °C and adhesion to polyamide, these TPE open up new areas of application. 

“The K is our trade fair highlight of the year 2016; it gives us the ideal platform for presenting our expanded product portfolio and talking to existing and prospective customers from around the world. As a global player, the biggest international plastics fair offers our experienced trade fair team the opportunity to identify trends and discuss new areas of application for our TPE,” explains Michael Pollmann, Sales & Marketing Director EMEA at KRAIBURG TPE.


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 one of the competence leaders 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 as well as in Malaysia and holds ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications at all global sites. In 2015, KRAIBURG TPE, with over 500 worldwide employees, generated sales of 157 million euros.


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