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Fused deposition modeling with 3D printers using thermoplastic elastomers from KRAIBURG TPE

Most of KRAIBURG TPE’s thermoplastic elastomers are perfectly suitable for being processed by 3D granule printers from Pollen AM’s P series, which can also manufacture functional multicomponent parts additively using fused deposition modeling (FDM). (Image: © 2019 Pollen AM)KRAIBURG TPE has performed extensive tests to examine the suitability of its thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) for use in additive manufacturing (AM). The tests have shown that almost all of the company’s TPEs can be processed with excellent results using fused deposition modeling (FDM) on devices from Pollen AM.

KRAIBURG TPE supplies co-extruded TPEs with optimum adhesion to PA for high-quality corrugated tubes

A new type of Polyflex corrugated tube for cable management systems in vehicle construction, which is co-extruded combining polyamide and a thermoplastic elastomer from KRAIBURG TPE that provides outstanding temperature resistance, processability, adhesion and surface quality. 
(Image: © 2019 Schlemmer)An innovative new thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) family made by KRAIBURG TPE transfers the established properties of injection-moldable TPEs for multicomponent applications with polyamide (PA) to extrusion. Cable management systems in motor vehicles are the first application for which the Schlemmer Group (Munich) is producing new types of Polyflex corrugated tubes by co-extruding PA and a THERMOLAST® K AD/PA/CS2 compound.

New Converting Center for Technical Foams

FoamPartner is expanding its manufacturing capacities at the company’s Duderstadt site in Lower Saxony (Germany) with a new converting center for industrial specialty foams. 
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FoamPartner Fritz Nauer AG, with headquarters in Wolfhausen (Switzerland), is building a converting center for industrial foams at the company’s site in Duderstadt (Germany). The new center is scheduled to go on-stream in the first half-year of 2020 and will lead to the creation of several new jobs.

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.

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.

ARLANXEO’s Keltan® KSA opens flagship online Customer Self-Service Platform

ARLANXEOIn 2018 ARLANXEO, a leading synthetic elastomers company, signed an agreement with Saudi Aramco to market and sell its share of Ethylene Propylene Diene rubbers (EPDM) produced in its Petro Rabigh joint-venture plant. These new EPDM grades are marketed and sold by ARLANXEO under its own Keltan trademark with the extension KSA, standing for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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