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
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25 Apr 2019
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.
15 Apr 2019
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.
10 Apr 2019
KRAIBURG TPE will present itself with its market-oriented portfolio of thermoplastic elastomers and a comprehensive service package at this year’s Plastteknik Nordic in Malmö, Sweden. This trade show is one of the most important events in this region for sharing information on trends, new ideas and projects in the plastics industry held this year.
3 Apr 2019
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.
28 Feb 2019
KRAIBURG TPE provides thermoplastic elastomers with a pleasant feel for nonslip protective frames for devices
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.
21 Feb 2019
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).
24 Jan 2019
In line with KRAIBURG TPE’s 2019 strategy to increase its focus on medical applications and pharmaceutical packaging, the company recently collaborated with Eastman to develop a range of innovative high-purity TPEs. In close cooperation with Eastman, KRAIBURG TPE has developed a range of THERMOLAST® M thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) with the capability to adhere directly to specialized polymers used in medical applications, including Eastman’s Tritan™ copolyester, PP, ABS, ABS/PC, and PET.
14 Nov 2018
Breathable body protectors with lightweight padding using a flexible thermoplastic elastomer compound from KRAIBURG TPE
The French company Hexaflex has developed a patented padding technology based on hexagonal-pyramidal shapes molded with TPE. The thermoplastic elastomer compound from KRAIBURG TPE provides the flexibility, light weight and full articulation characteristics of the modular system that lends itself to a myriad of shock and vibration absorbing applications, from sportswear and personal protection equipment to healthcare and other demanding industries.
25 Oct 2018
KRAIBURG TPE THERMOLAST® K helps Askoll innovate the e-mobility of power-assisted bikes and electro-scooters
Italy’s leading manufacturer of electric two-wheelers has specified the use of THERMOLAST® K for two precision gasketing applications on the new battery boxes of a growing range of power-assisted bikes and electro-scooters. Askoll, based in Dueville (Vicenza, Italy) is using the thermoplastic elastomer material from KRAIBURG TPE for an anti-rattle overmolding of the battery connector and for water-tight sealing of the battery box. Key requirements to be met included reliable direct adhesion to glass-filled PBT on small contact surfaces.
23 Oct 2018
At Fakuma, KRAIBURG TPE presented a new thermoplastic elastomers series especially developed for decorated surfaces that appeal to the touch and for functional parts inside motor vehicles’ cabins.
18 Oct 2018
LED SpA specifies THERMOLAST® M from KRAIBURG TPE for lightweight, ergonomic and reusable SURGEON Pencil S
Specializing in the design and production of premium medical electronic equipment, LED SpA has added an innovative handpiece for use in high-frequency surgery to its portfolio. The SURGEON Pencil S provides a number of outstanding features that benefit from the medical conformity, design freedom and aesthetics of KRAIBURG TPE’s THERMOLAST® M thermoplastic elastomer compounds.
16 Oct 2018
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.