KRAIBURG TPE THERMOLAST® K helps Askoll innovate the e-mobility of power-assisted bikes and electro-scooters

The battery of Askoll’s power-assisted bicycles is mounted in a front compartment for convenient removal and recharge. Gaskets molded in THERMOLAST® K from KRAIBURG TPE provide a water-tight enclosure and anti-rattle performance in use. (Photo: © 2018 Askoll EVA)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.

KRAIBURG TPE expands TPE portfolio for soft-touch surfaces

Automotive interior parts with soft-touch feel based on compounds of KRAIBURG TPE’s new FG/SF THERMOLAST® K series comply with strict OEM requirements with regard to emission and odor behavior and provide excellent processability and surface quality. 
(Photo: © 2018 KRAIBURG TPE)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.

LED SpA specifies THERMOLAST® M from KRAIBURG TPE for lightweight, ergonomic and reusable SURGEON Pencil S

The SURGEON Pencil S from LED SpA for high-frequency electrosurgery takes advantage of the superior property profile and medical conformance provided by KRAIBURG TPE’s THERMOLAST® M thermoplastic elastomer compounds. 
(Photo: © 2018 LED SpA)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.

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.