KRAIBURG TPE

KRAIBURG TPE (www.kraiburg-tpe.com) is a global manufacturer of thermoplastic elastomers. From its beginning in 2001 as a 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 U.S., and Malaysia, the company offers a broad range of compounds for applications in the automotive, industrial, consumer, and 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 2018, KRAIBURG TPE, with 640 employees worldwide, generated sales of 189 million euros.

KRAIBURG TPE GmbH & Co. KG
Friedrich-Schmidt-Str. 2
84478 Waldkraiburg
Germany
+49 8638 9810-0
www.kraiburg-tpe.com
info@​kraiburg-tpe.com
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KRAIBURG TPE supplies compound for innovative cosmetics dispenser

CORADIN, a renowned and growing French developer and injection molder of cosmetics and medical packaging, produces the flexible dosing element that is fitted into the base of its patented ECODIS® range of products using multi-component injection molding to combine a thermoplastic elastomer from KRAIBURG TPE with polypropylene. The company is certified to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 15378 and ISO 13485. 
(Image: © 2019 CORADIN)With a chemically resistant and soft-touch thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) made by KRAIBURG TPE, the product developers at CORADIN, a French injection molder, have redefined the way liquid cosmetics are dosed and prepared. The flexible dosing element made of TPE, which is integrated into the base of the patented ECODIS® and has won several awards, allows comfortable and clean application of care products.

Flame-retardant TPEs with adhesion to polyamides

Image: © 2019 KRAIBURG TPEThe increasing use of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) in multi-component applications with thermoplastics requires a solid understanding of the influences that affect the adhesion properties. This applies in particular if the hard component is a polyamide and the application requires a high level of fire protection. The following article explains the issue and the state of technology.

Thermoplastic elastomers of KRAIBURG TPE comply with new VDI guideline 2017

KRAIBURG TPE’s thermoplastic elastomers in the THERMOLAST® M family meet the new VDI 2017 guideline that for the first time regulates the basic characteristics profile of medical grade plastics for medical products – from the raw materials permitted through to change control management.
(Image: © 2019 KRAIBURG TPE)KRAIBURG TPE announces that its THERMOLAST® M compounds meet the requirements of the guideline 2017 for medical grade plastics (MGPs) passed by the Association of German Engineers (VDI) in July 2019. Intended as a guideline for manufacturers and users of plastics for medical products, the VDI guideline 2017 regulates the requirements qualified MGPs have to meet, from basic requirements to formulation consistency and change management through to withdrawal terms.

KRAIBURG TPE to expand activities in the consumer sector

Toys for babies and very young children need particularly high product safety. KRAIBURG TPE offers a special product portfolio for these applications. 
(Image: © 2019 KRAIBURG TPE)Regulatory requirements and consumer protection are key in supporting the consumer market. KRAIBURG TPE has addressed this situation, acquiring comprehensive knowledge in the field, and has built up a product portfolio based on this expertise.

Innovation with adhesion compound from KRAIBURG TPE

The roof rail system developed by Gutsche Engineering is part of the standard equipment for German premium SUVs. It rests on bases with two-component covers that take advantage of the outstanding processing properties of THERMOLAST® A as well as of its excellent temperature and weather resistance. 
(Image: © 2019 KRAIBURG TPE)KRAIBURG TPE offers a broad range of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) for interior and exterior applications, as well as applications for engine compartments and power trains of motor vehicles. Gutsche Engineering – specialized in sophisticated vehicle components – also relies on the TPE manufacturer from Waldkraiburg, Germany, in producing its innovative roof rail cover. Gutsche Engineering has benefited from the cost-effective processing and above all from the outstanding weather resistance combined with cohesive ASA adhesion in KRAIBURG TPE’s THERMOLAST® A compound for this application.

K 2019: New KRAIBURG TPE compounds for consumer and automotive applications

K-2019: New KRAIBURG TPE compounds for consumer and automotive applications. 
(Image: © 2019 KRAIBURG TPE)KRAIBURG TPE will present itself once again as competence leader in the thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) market at the upcoming K 2019 trade fair held from October 16 to 23 in Düsseldorf. At both booth C58-4 located in “Rubber Street” in hall 6 and its ideas factory at booth E22, the TPE manufacturer will address major challenges and trends the growing TPE business is facing.

KRAIBURG TPE meets railway standards

KRAIBURG TPE meets the railway standard DIN 45545-2 with it´s FR2 series. 
(Image: © 2019 KRAIBURG TPE)KRAIBURG TPE is expanding its flame-retardant product portfolio with innovative materials which, in addition to UL 94 V0, meet DIN 45545-2 for railway applications.

THERMOLAST® K from KRAIBURG TPE for aesthetic and overmolded dog toy

THERMOLAST® K from KRAIBURG TPE meets the pet toys market segment for safe, sustainable and cost-efficient materials with excellent processability and aesthetics. 
(Image: © 2019 KRAIBURG TPE)KRAIBURG TPE has demonstrated its expertise in custom-engineered thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) by providing a compound tailored to the precise balance of hardness and flexibility for a durable dog toy in combination with superior adhesion to nylon and excellent colorability. In addition, the TPE material is manufactured in the U.S, addressing the preferences of many American pet owners for all-domestic products.

KRAIBURG TPE adheres to China’s GB standards requirements

KRAIBURG TPE adheres to China’s GB standards requirements. 
(Image: © 2019 KRAIBURG TPE)KRAIBURG TPE is proud to announce that its specific TPE compounds have received the Declaration of Compliance (DoC), according to the GuoBiao (GB) standards in the People’s Republic of China.

Thermoplastic elastomers from Kraiburg TPE for automotive interior applications

Keeping emission and odor under control. 
(Image: © 2019 KRAIBURG TPE)Sensitivity to emissions in automotive interiors has been a topic since the early 1980s. This was in particular caused by the formation of undesired condensation on the inside of windshields of new vehicles. As a result, the focus was initially on achieving specific fogging values. The requirements for interior components have been extended and have become more sophisticated over the years. Various analytical test standards were gradually developed to ensure compliance with emission standards. Odor has become a more critical issue for both automotive manufacturers and consumers. The general opinion on regional differences relating to the issue of odor that has been expressed during conferences and meetings coincides with KRAIBURG TPE’s internal experiences: While odor, or rather the requirement to have no odor, has top priority in Asia, in Europe the focus is primarily on single substances and total emissions inside motor vehicles‘ cabins. In North America, the debate about odor and emission is led with lower dynamism.

KRAIBURG TPE provides thermoplastic elastomers with a pleasant feel for nonslip protective frames for devices

MYeBOX® 1500 portable power analyzer with a nonslip protective frame made of THERMOLAST® K from KRAIBURG TPE. 
(Image: © 2019 Circutor SA)Circutor SA, based in Spain, has chosen to use a compound of the THERMOLAST® K family for the outer cover of its new MYeBOX® power analyzers. These thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) combine cost-efficient processing with excellent adhesion to polycarbonate. They protect the portable devices against shock and impact and are certified according to UL94 HB.

KRAIBURG TPE to Exhibit at PLASTIMAGEN 2019

KRAIBURG TPE will be featuring its latest innovations at PLASTIMAGEN 2019. 
(Photo: © 2019 KRAIBURG TPE)KRAIBURG TPE, a leading specialist in thermoplastics elastomers compounds, highlights its latest thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) compounds for the consumer and industrial markets at PLASTIMAGEN 2019. The expo will be held from April 2 to 5, 2019, at Centro Citibanamex in Mexico City, Mexico (Booth 2543 Hall B).

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