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 2017, KRAIBURG TPE, with over 620 worldwide employees, generated sales of 178 million euros.

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KRAIBURG TPE compounds with excellent adhesion to PA

New KRAIBURG TPE compounds with excellent adhesion to polyamides. 
(Photo: © 2018 KRAIBURG TPE)At Fakuma 2018, KRAIBURG TPE will introduce the FC/AD/PA THERMOLAST® K series – a product providing a wide range of design options and cost-effective processing that are intended to meet sophisticated TPE/PA applications in the consumer industry.

KRAIBURG TPE to introduce trendsetting TEH compounds

Thermoplastic elastomer hybrids (TEH) – the powerful synergy of two worlds. 
(Photo: © 2018 KRAIBURG TPE)KRAIBURG TPE’s trade fair appearance at Fakuma 2018 will focus, among other things, on a new, innovative technology for thermoplastic elastomer hybrids featuring an application-specific combination and a modifiability that are superior to the options provided by classic thermoplastic vulcanizates.

KRAIBURG TPE Soft-touch TPEs for Automotive Roller Shutters

KRAIBURG TPE Soft-touch TPEs for Automotive Roller Shutters. 
(Photo: © 2018 KRAIBURG TPE)Automotive roller shutters for interior vehicle applications are increasing demand for soft-touch thermoplastic elastomers. In addition to the exceptionally satin-smooth and velvety surfaces, rolling covers require superior scratch resistance and optimal UV endurance. To respond to the needs of these type of applications, KRAIBURG TPE offers its series VS/AD/HM from THERMOLAST® K.

KRAIBURG TPE Scores a Victory with The First Thai Brush

The First Thai Brush has innovated the design of its Victory toothbrush handles with an ergonomic soft-touch grip co-molded in THERMOLAST® K from KRAIBURG TPE. 
(Photo: © 2018 The First Thai Brush Co., Ltd.)Thailand’s leading manufacturer of toothbrushes and household brushes is committed to producing toothbrushes of the highest quality. For this reason, The First Thai Brush Co., Ltd. has chosen a high-quality thermoplastic elastomer from KRAIBURG TPE to enhance the ergonomics and functionality of its Victory toothbrush product lines with a soft-touch grip.

Medically Compliant Thermoplastic Elastomers from KRAIBURG TPE’s THERMOLAST® M series are used to manufacture bracket covers for dental braces 

Innovative THERMOLAST® M TPE for Dental Bracket Covers. 
(Photo: © 2018 KRAIBURG TPE)Orthodontic braces not only contribute to creating an attractive smile but also improve the dental health of those who undergo treatment. Occasionally, patients can feel discomfort caused by friction from the wires or brackets against the mouth. To avoid discomfort during treatment, manufacturers in the medical/dental field have created dental bracket covers using a THERMOLAST® compound from KRAIBURG TPE.

Kraiburg TPE portfolio for automotive and consumer applications expanded

New series: Thermoplastic elastomers from KRAIBURG TPE for automotive interior applications. (Photo: © 2018 KRAIBURG TPE)KRAIBURG TPE is highlighting its market-driven and customer-oriented development expertise at the 26th International Trade Fair Fakuma held from October 16 to 20, 2018 at Friedrichshafen Exhibition Center. In addition to current applications for its thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs), the company – at Booth 5303 in Hall B5 – will also be showcasing two advanced new material series that provide excellent properties for automotive interior and consumer applications.

KRAIBURG TPE material makes new Diorshow Pump’N’Volume mascara container flexible

THERMOLAST® K from KRAIBURG TPE gives flexibility and an aesthetic surface quality – combined with excellent adhesion to copolyester – to Diorshow Pump’N’Volume Mascara’s innovative packaging. 
(Image: © Christian Dior 2018)The well-known company Christian Dior is taking advantage of the flexibility of a thermoplastic elastomer from KRAIBURG TPE for its new Diorshow Pump’N’Volume Mascara. The mascara container’s soft component enables the brush to be optimally supplied with the creamy mascara to create spectacular volume.

KRAIBURG TPE offers a broad portfolio of halogen-free thermoplastic elastomers that comply with the UL94 V0 standard

(Photo: © 2018 KRAIBURG TPE)KRAIBURG TPE is responding to the increasing demand for flame-retardant thermoplastic elastomers by providing a diversified portfolio of THERMOLAST® K types to meet the highest fire protection requirements. Elmia Polymer, held in Sweden in May 2018, and Plast 2018, held in Italy, are among the trade fairs at which the manufacturer presented its wide portfolio.

KRAIBURG TPE is starting an ambitious campaign to develop custom-engineered thermoplastic elastomers containing variable proportions of renewable raw materials

KRAIBURG TPE sees tremendous potential for custom-engineered thermoplastic elastomers with adjustable proportions of renewable raw materials of up to 90%, both in the consumer market and also in the industrial and automotive markets. 
(Photo: © 2018 KRAIBURG TPE)By developing customer-specific and application-specific compounds using renewable raw materials, KRAIBURG TPE is aiming to meet the growing demand for environmentally friendly and sustainable thermoplastic elastomers and is playing a pioneering role in the innovative developments involved. In close contact with its customers and with a reliable network of raw materials suppliers, the company is benefiting from its core competence in custom-engineered TPEs based on both existing and new, innovative formulations.

New TPE compound for demanding industrial outdoor use

KRAIBURG TPE has unveiled a new grade of THERMOLAST® K offering superior UV and weathering resistance as well as hardness for durable industrial outdoor applications, such as co-axial cable boots used in cell tower communications. 
(Photo: © 2018 KRAIBURG TPE)KRAIBURG TPE has unveiled an advanced new compound of its proven THERMOLAST® K UV/LD/b series tailored to the needs of demanding outdoor applications for building and construction, electrical engineering and electronics as well as automotive. In addition to high UV resistance, the new grade combines excellent mechanical and thermal properties with outstanding adhesion to polyolefins and exceptional surface finish.

FREELOCK Wire Closure System from Shin Kyung with Soft-Touch Dial Molding in THERMOLAST® K

The FREELOCK wire closure system from Shin Kyung for footwear and other applications requiring convenient tight closure and fast release features a rotary dial knob overmolded with THERMOLAST® K from KRAIBURG TPE. 
(Photo: © 2018 KRAIBURG TPE)KRAIBURG TPE announces that a unique new shoe lacing system developed by Shin Kyung Inc. (Korea) is manufactured using their innovative rotary dial, overmolded with THERMOLAST® K compound to provide both enhanced functionality and aesthetics.

Innovative TPE technology for directly molding corner joints and ends to EPDM profiles

The new TPE technology for two-component parts with EPDM is intended above all for economical production of window trims and other sophisticated exterior automotive profiles. 
(Photo: © 2018 KRAIBURG TPE)The automotive industry is the largest and fastest-growing market for thermoplastic elastomers. KRAIBURG TPE has identified an increasing demand for TPE compounds for high-quality exterior applications and has speeded up its application-specific development of efficient TPE solutions for this industry.