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KRAIBURG TPE Unveils Custom TPE Solutions for Orthopedic Equipment

Published on 2022-06-20. Edited By : SpecialChem

TAGS:  Medical   

KRAIBURG Orthopedic TPE KRAIBURG TPE, a manufacturer of thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) and custom TPE solutions for a variety of industries, offers the THERMOLAST® H HC/AP series of compounds that can be used in designs of orthopedic equipment.

Apart from critical factors such as performance, weight, and properties - TPEs are also the choice material for many medical applications because of their high degree of purity (low level of extractable compounds), recyclability and cost-effectiveness.

7 Reasons to Choose THERMOLAST® H HC/AP

For medical equipment designers and manufacturers, the THERMOLAST® H HC/AP compound series offers many advantages, such as:

Focused for Asia Pacific’s medical needs

KRAIBURG TPE’s THERMOLAST® H series of compounds have been exclusively designed for the Asia Pacific healthcare and medical devices market.

Compliance to many international standards

Their high-quality material solutions comply with various international standards, such as Cytotoxicity ISO 10993-5, GB/T 16886.5, as well as EU No. 10/2011, GB4806, FDA CFR 21, REACH and RoHS.

Excellent properties

Amongst its advantages, THERMOLAST® H offers good adhesion to PP. It also provides excellent haptics with a soft touch surface feel, which are ideal for applications such as handles for crutches, wheelchairs as well as inner padding for knee joint brace and ankle brace.

Easy-processing and sterilizable TPE in medical devices

KRAIBURG TPE, which specializes in the manufacture of application-specific custom-formulated TPE materials for injection molding and extrusion processes, also ensures that orthopedic equipment is safe for use and meets hygiene standards. Thus, the THERMOLAST® H compounds are sterilizable by autoclave 121°C and EtO.

Free from animal and harmful ingredients

The compounds, which are free from animal ingredients, can replace the use of latex and PVC materials, since latex can cause allergic reactions.

Excellent adhesion and sealing

KRAIBURG TPE’s compounds are cost-effective and offer excellent sealing and adhesion performance.

Color and design flexibility

The THERMOLAST® H is offered as translucent and in-house precoloring is also possible, subject to specific project requirements. Orthopedic equipment product designers will find this It compound series advantageous because of its design flexibility and application possibilities.




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