KRAIBURG TPE

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 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 2020, KRAIBURG TPE generated sales of 184 million euros with around 650 worldwide employees.

KRAIBURG TPE GmbH & Co. KG
Friedrich-Schmidt-Str. 2
84478 Waldkraiburg
Germany
+49 8638 9810-0
www.kraiburg-tpe.com
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There’s a system for learning to eat cleanly

Making sure learning to eat doesn’t turn into an endurance test: the Babynator. 
(Image: © 2021 Babynator)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.

Virtual TPE Expert Talks 2021 provide global information

Franz Hinterecker is CEO at KRAIBURG TPE. 
(Image: © 2021 KRAIBURG TPE)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.

Innovative collaboration: award for jointly developed component

Moving forward, more and more projects will involve direct cooperation between OEMs and materials manufacturers. Collaborations of this kind are critical to the rapid development of future-oriented, effective and sustainable solutions. (Image: © 2021 KRAIBURG TPE)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.

Enjoying coffee without feeling guilty: Reusable coffee cup lid made of TPE

The space-saving, sustainable “coffee to go” solution: The lid made of TPE fits on most common household cups. (Image: © 2021 Felix Hackland)Sustainability, convenience and enjoyment are now no longer contradictions – and manufacturers are responding: for example Cadios GmbH, a German start-up business that has developed the first reusable lid for coffee mugs and cups. The conically shaped lid made of TPE fits onto most common household cups and with its durability can make a lasting contribution to waste reduction. The “Udo” lid is available in many colors and can be customized on request.

KRAIBURG TPE is supplying new solutions that push the plastics circular economy forward

With a proportion of postindustrial recycled material of at least 20%, the RC/UV series meets OEMS’ high requirements. 
(Image: © 2021 KRAIBURG TPE)KRAIBURG TPE is presenting a new series of compounds that will enable European OEMs to still use optimum materials for exterior automotive applications in the future. The highlight: With at least a 20% proportion of postindustrial recycled materials, the compounds meet the OEMs’ high requirements and contribute to building a circular plastics economy

Relying on experience: Improved materials solutions for extremely soft applications

NEXT GENERATION Supersoft TPEs are tested and equipped for all requirements that extremely soft TPEs have to meet. 
(Image: © 2021 KRAIBURG TPE)The demand for extremely soft TPEs is constantly increasing. KRAIBURG TPE is introducing a new solution to meet this demand. The enhanced product is a further development of existing supersoft TPEs and has been adapted to new applications and requirements, based on suggestions provided by customers and many years of practical experience. The series is now available worldwide.

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.
(Image: Air Liquide Medical Systems (ALMS))
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.

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