KRAIBURG TPE (www.kraiburg-tpe.com) 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 the competence leader 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 truly global customer orientation, customized product solutions and reliable service. The company is certified to ISO 50001 at its headquarters in Germany and holds ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications at all global sites. In 2021, KRAIBURG TPE generated sales of 216 million euros with around 682 worldwide employees.KRAIBURG TPE GmbH & Co. KG
21 Apr 2022
KRAIBURG TPE is expanding its portfolio for OEMs and their suppliers, while it significantly contributes to meeting recycling rates and is offering support in reducing the carbon footprint of products for automotive interiors: With a recycling content of up to 38%, interior post-industrial recycled TPE grades provide the automotive market with a reliable and sustainable alternative to virgin material solutions. Customers will also receive the necessary information on the product carbon footprint (PCF) of the TPE.
7 Apr 2022
KRAIBURG TPE has implemented a new system at the production facilities at its main site in Waldkraiburg, Bavaria. It enables quick changeover between temperature-controlled tooling inserts in injection molding processes in order to gain precise data on the fluidity, surface quality, and adhesion of specific material compounds. This makes fulfilling customer requirements more efficient.
10 Mar 2022
The latest solution from KRAIBURG TPE makes a post-consumer recycling proportion of 40% possible. The focus is also on quality and availability. That’s what the plastics manufacturer from Waldkraiburg, Germany, is providing with its Universal PCR TPE – a compound with sophisticated mechanics that can be used universally.
15 Feb 2022
With “Join our Journey” as its motto, KRAIBURG TPE is calling on interested customers and partners to form development alliances. The focus is on thermally conductive TPEs, a material of the future that is currently in high demand. The aim is to develop solutions and components for the automotive and industry markets.
10 Feb 2022
Change at the top of KRAIBURG TPE: After 23 years, Franz Hinterecker, CEO of KRAIBURG TPE, is handing over his position and duties to Oliver Zintner, previously Director of EMEA, as of January 1, 2022. Dr. Monika Hofmann is taking over Mr. Oliver Zintner’s responsibilities.
23 Nov 2021
Consumers are increasingly focusing on the safety and health benefits of goods and materials when making purchasing decisions. This means manufacturers have to ensure compliance with national and international food safety regulations in order to attract more customers. To meet this demand on a global level, KRAIBURG TPE now extends its offering of Food Contact TPEs with a new THERMOLAST® K series.
20 Oct 2021
Reduced, smart, and high-quality – the packaging and design market is changing. Materials solutions that accompany manufacturers on this journey are in demand. KRAIBURG TPE meets this demand with a new materials series: The TPEs were developed in relation to the market demands for valuable solutions. The result is a product series designed especially for applications that want to put emphasis on outstanding touch quality – combined with an attractive price.
23 Sep 2021
At Fakuma 2021 (Booth B5-5303) from October 12 to 16 at Friedrichshafen Exhibition Center, Germany, KRAIBURG TPE will put the spot on several TPE developments targeting critical challenges in the market and highlighting the material manufacturer’s leading role in the thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) segment.
5 Aug 2021
The sports sector is booming and more people than ever are cycling on the streets in Germany. Whether or not it’s boosted with electric power, getting about on two wheels is popular, with a 2020 Fahrrad-Monitor survey showing that 85% of participants say fitness is their reason for cycling, while more than two-thirds of the participants put the emphasis on environmental protection. At the same time, there is growing demand for high-quality equipment that will have a positive effect on the cycling experience. Top of the list: Cycling shorts. The garment has to be stylish, made of functional material and, above all, it needs to be smartly padded. Whether it’s for extended tours or racing – to prevent bike tours from turning into hell rides, SQlab, a Munich company, has selected Supersoft TPE for its new shorts padding. The result is outstandingly high-quality, ergonomic, and durable trouser pads – so you can concentrate on just enjoying the cycling.
23 Jun 2021
The Babynator learn-to-eat set for babies and toddlers makes eating cleaner. The non-slip system comprises a self-adhesive mat made of THERMOLAST® K from KRAIBURG TPE that firmly holds in place exchangeable accessories such as plates and bowls. The “Babynator” is available as a set or separately, in many different colors.
11 May 2021
KRAIBURG TPE will be holding its second TPE Expert Talks from June 8 to 10. Spurred on by the positive feedback received about the kick-off event in 2020, this free digital event will be presented in an extended global format, full of highlights and industry expertise brought together for customers, partners and everybody interested in TPEs.
4 May 2021
Collaboration between an automobile manufacturer headquartered in Southern Germany and KRAIBURG TPE has resulted in the creation of an outstanding solution. Future-oriented, sustainable and efficient, the new material was developed in close cooperation with the OEM and is now moving into series production.