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 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 true 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 2019, KRAIBURG TPE, with over 645 worldwide employees, generated sales of 190 million euros.

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Heading into 2021 well prepared: A TPE for sustainable cotton swabs

The tremendous and rapid success of LastObject’s reusable cotton swabs shows that the market is ready for alternatives to single-use products. The tip is made of THERMOLAST® M from KRAIBURG TPE to meet all requirements. 
(Image: © 2020 LastSwab)The days of disposable plastic products are numbered – alternatives are needed. The success of LastObject’s reusable cotton swabs shows that the market is ready for change. The company’s basic and beauty cotton swabs are both made of high-quality materials. To meet all requirements, the tip is made of THERMOLAST® M, a compound from KRAIBURG TPE that is often used for applications in the health sector.

Safely packed and well prepared

Primary packaging for solid and liquid drugs – as well as many other products – benefits from the latest addition to the THERMOLAST® M series. (Image: © 2020 KRAIBURG TPE)Primary packaging for solid and liquid drugs, as well as many other products, will benefit from the latest addition to the THERMOLAST® M series. But KRAIBURG TPE is also keeping abreast with the times organizationally: the service package that comes with the product ensures customers are always perfectly prepared for future rules and regulations.

Creating connections: KRAIBURG TPE extends its portfolio to include electrically conductive TPEs

Electrically conductive TPEs open up new opportunities with regard to touch qualities, functionality and design for innovative applications such as sensors, electrostatically dissipative components or smart textiles for sportswear and safety clothes. (Image: © 2020 KRAIBURG)KRAIBURG TPE is now supplying electrically conductive TPEs with adhesion to polyolefins or polyamides. These sophisticated products complement the THERMOLAST® K portfolio, and with the company’s usual high, consistent quality they represent a convincing innovation. In addition, new and existing customers will benefit from the usual advice and service – everything from a single source.

KRAIBURG TPE and NEXTIS partner on flexible USB socket protection cover molded in THERMOLAST® for respiratory devices

Soft and resilient: USB socket protection on Osiris respiratory device from Air Liquide Medical Systems (ALMS). Developed in close collaboration with KRAIBURG TPE, the articulated component is molded by NEXTIS in a proven THERMOLAST® compound, which delivers a perfect balance of durable mechanical properties and aesthetics, ease of injection molding and reliable resistance against professional cleaners.
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In close collaboration with KRAIBURG TPE, medical components specialist NEXTIS (France) has developed an articulated cover designed to protect the USB port on respiratory devices against dust and splash water entry. The part is molded in a proven THERMOLAST® compound that delivers a perfect balance of high mechanical properties and aesthetics, ease of injection molding, and reliable resistance against professional cleaners.

TPE Expert Talks delivers information directly to the (home) office

TPE Expert Talks offers various formats for customers, partners, industry insiders and interested parties and delivers information, insights and insider knowledge to the (home) office. 
(Image: © 2020 KRAIBURG TPE).The TPE Expert Talks by KRAIBURG TPE will take place between the 12th and 15th of October. The digital free event will offer various formats as it is aimed at customers, partners, industry insiders as well as interested parties. It will provide its visitors with information, insights and insider knowledge.

TPE for high-quality surfaces for interiors

To be able to supply customers from a single source, KRAIBURG TPE has extended its compound portfolio for soft-touch surfaces for automotive interior applications. 
(Image: © 2020 KRAIBURG TPE)KRAIBURG TPE is taking up the trends and challenges involved in mobility becoming increasingly connected, electrified and automated, with two material series that focus particularly on the increasing requirements of automotive interior components. The THERMOLAST® K compounds in the FG/SF and VS/AD/HM series meet the highest quality standards with regard to durability, robustness and scratch resistance of soft-touch surfaces for automotive interior applications. A new compound for cost-conscious implementation of shelf mats complements the portfolio.

Soft feel and friendly to the skin with biocompatible TPE

The soft-touch and skin-friendly electronic housing of Theranica’s novel Nerivio® app-controlled neuromodulation wearable for drug-free and non-invasive migraine relief is molded in a THERMOLAST® M custom-colored medical-grade thermoplastic elastomer compound from KRAIBURG TPE.
(Photo © 2020 Theranica)Nerivio®, a novel wireless neuromodulation wearable from Theranica for drug-free acute treatment of migraine, features an electronic housing molded in a THERMOLAST® M custom-colored medical-grade thermoplastic elastomer compound from KRAIBURG TPE. The device has passed clinical testing, is FDA-authorized and conforms to all applicable IEC/EN 60601 standards for medical devices, and nerve stimulators. The TPE material provides ISO 10993 certified biocompatibility and is supplied in line with new VDI 2017 guidelines.

Working together to help people with reliable quality

Mask system with modular design that combines a cleanable half-mask and an exchangeable filter. (Image: © 2020 BaS)While high-quality thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) from KRAIBURG TPE are used in many everyday applications such as toothbrushes, razors, automotive components, and others, they have also become indispensable in numerous areas of systemic importance. The current corona pandemic is an increasing challenge for both healthcare and social systems in particular. Currently, our TPEs are used in medical applications such as valves, connections and tubes for ventilators, face masks, respirators, as well as simple buttons and elastic straps.

TPEs with food contact approval - Perfect for skin and mouth contact

KRAIBURG TPE has expanded its wide range of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) for dental and oral hygiene products to include types with excellent adhesion to polar plastics such as PA, PETG, ABS and ABS/PC. 
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From toothbrushes to teething rings – many manufacturers of products for dental and oral hygiene are today specifying materials that have been approved for food contact in order to also ensure that they are highly non-irritant for skin and oral applications. KRAIBURG TPE not only offers a complete portfolio of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) with the relevant conformities, but also provides the expertise necessary for developing application-specific and customer-specific formulations. New compounds with excellent adhesion to polyamides complement the offer.

KRAIBURG TPE is supplying a skin-friendly thermoplastic elastomer for an innovative Protos® headset

An easily fusible compound from the VS/AD/HM THERMOLAST® K series from KRAIBURG TPE gives the gray headband of the Protos® Headset Integral from Pfanner Schutzbekleidung GmbH a pleasantly soft and velvety touch and nonirritant skin tolerance in accordance with ISO 10993-10. (Image: © 2020 Pfanner Schutzbekleidung)The Austria-based company Pfanner Schutzbekleidung GmbH is having the headband for its Protos® Headset Integral manufactured by injection molding of a thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) from KRAIBURG TPE. The material provides excellent processability and ensures high wearing comfort.

Foam-free and extremely lightweight for sophisticated components

KRAIBURG TPE’s innovative new technology for thermoplastic elastomers with very low material density allows the production of extremely lightweight thin-walled moldings by injection molding and extrusion that provide excellent surface quality and are able to withstand mechanical loads. (Image: © 2020 KRAIBURG TPE)KRAIBURG TPE has developed an innovative material technology that enables the production of thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) with very low density. The result is three new product lines for extremely weight-saving components of a type that is in increasing demand for vehicle construction, power tools and various other application areas.

Fused deposition modeling with 3D printers using thermoplastic elastomers from KRAIBURG TPE

Most of KRAIBURG TPE’s thermoplastic elastomers are perfectly suitable for being processed by 3D granule printers from Pollen AM’s P series, which can also manufacture functional multicomponent parts additively using fused deposition modeling (FDM). (Image: © 2019 Pollen AM)KRAIBURG TPE has performed extensive tests to examine the suitability of its thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) for use in additive manufacturing (AM). The tests have shown that almost all of the company’s TPEs can be processed with excellent results using fused deposition modeling (FDM) on devices from Pollen AM.