KRAIBURG TPE

KRAIBURG TPE (www.kraiburg-tpe.com) 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 as well as in Malaysia 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.

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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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.

Barryvox® Transceiver from Mammut in innovative TPE/PA multi-component design

The Mammut® Barryvox® S locating device for winter sports enthusiasts, with an internal case seal and tactile casing elements providing highly secure grip qualities, made of mechanically robust and PA-compatible THERMOLAST® K from KRAIBURG TPE. 
(Photo: © 2018 Mammut Sports Group AG)The Mammut Sports Group, based in Switzerland, has substantially advanced its range of locating devices for rescuing winter sports enthusiasts who are buried in avalanches. The range of devices has recently been expanded to include two Barryvox® transceivers (transmitter/receiver) with optimized technical and construction characteristics, including a case seal as well as casing parts made of polyamide and a thermoplastic elastomer compound (TPE) using multi-component injection molding. A compound from KRAIBURG TPE is used here, featuring excellent adhesion to polyamides (PA) and thus providing the life-saving device with outstanding sealing quality and consequently a high degree of operational reliability.

KRAIBURG TPE to Exhibit at NPE 2018

KRAIBURG TPE to Exhibit at NPE 2018. 
(Photo: © 2018 KRAIBURG TPE)KRAIBURG TPE, the global competence leader in thermoplastic elastomer compounds will be participating at NPE 2018, the National Plastics Exposition. This exhibition will be held on May 7-11, 2018 at the Orange County Convention center in Orlando, Florida. KRAIBURG TPE will be located at South Hall Booth S31181.

New extrusion line increases production capacity in Waldkraiburg

A new flexible extrusion line at KRAIBURG TPE’s headquarters in Waldkraiburg expands the production capacities of the manufacturer of thermoplastic elastomers in Germany. (Photo: © 2018 KRAIBURG TPE)The start-up of a new extrusion line for the production of thermoplastic elastomers at the company’s headquarters in Waldkraiburg emphasizes KRAIBURG TPE’s affirmation to rely on being based in Germany. The line expands the company’s total capacity to 56,000mt worldwide.

Safety and service on the highest level

Ophthalmic squeeze dispenser (OSD) from Aptar Pharma with components made of medical grade Thermoplastic Elastomers of the product group THERMOLAST® M from KRAIBURG TPE for direct contact with medications. 
(Photo: © 2018 Aptar Pharma)With the development of THERMOLAST® M the manufacturer KRAIBURG TPE offers compounds that are approved for use in direct contact with blood and medications. These materials can be colored in conformity with medical compliance requirements and open up new potential fields of applications. TPE compounds of the THERMOLAST® M portfolio can be used for medical and pharmaceutical applications such as primary medical packagings, hospital care applications and resealing membranes.

Aptar Pharma relies on medical grade TPE for eye drop packaging

Ophthalmic squeeze dispenser (OSD) from Aptar Pharma with components made of medical grade Thermoplastic Elastomers of the product group THERMOLAST® M from KRAIBURG TPE for direct contact with medications. 
(Photo: © 2017 Aptar Pharma)With several functional components manufactured using a newly developed, medical grade TPE from KRAIBURG TPE, Aptar Pharma launched its ophthalmic squeeze dispenser (OSD). The Thermoplastic Elastomer components come into direct contact with the medical eye drop formulation. Aptar Pharma requires classification as a medical grade plastic in compliance with the stringent regulations for the primary packaging of sensitive medications.

Custom-Engineered TPE and more

Easy assembly and fast installation: the modular cable entry system KDSClick from CONTA-CLIP with inlays and seal elements of Thermoplastic Elastomers from KRAIBURG TPE offer maximum configuration flexibility. 
(Photo: © CONTA-CLIP)With KDSClick, the connection technology manufacturer CONTA-CLIP Verbindungstechnik has created an extremely flexible cable entry system that comprises inlays and various seal elements manufactured using Thermoplastic Elastomers from KRAIBURG TPE. The TPE specialist developed for example halogen-free flame retardant materials in accordance with UL94 and are rated as Category V0.

New TPE series for 2-component automotive applications with EPDM

Window trim and sealing profiles made of EPDM with molded THERMOLAST® K corner joints and end elements. (Photo: © 2017 KRAIBURG TPE)At this year’s Fakuma in Friedrichshafen KRAIBURG TPE will present a new series of Thermoplastic Elastomers that were specially developed for excellent adhesion and UV resistance in two-component applications with ethylene propylene diene monomer rubber (EPDM). The new compounds of the THERMOLAST® K family are intended primarily for automotive applications such as EPDM window trim and sealing profiles with moulded TPE corner joints and end elements.

High-quality drinking bottles and beverage cups with seals made of food compliant TPEs

OMNI LINE drinking bottle from TIMOLINO made of copolyester with Flip Top, including a seal made of food compliant THERMOLAST® K from KRAIBURG TPE. 
(Photo: © 2017 KRAIBURG TPE)For absolutely leak-proof sealing of its versatile OMNI drinking bottles and CRUISE beverage cups, Timolino uses a Thermoplastic Elastomer from KRAIBURG TPE that combines permanent elasticity with food compliance fully in accordance with FDA regulations and EU directive 10/2011.

KRAIBURG TPE at Fakuma 2017: Hall B5, Booth 5303

The new TPE compounds with adhesion to EPDM are developed for Automotive Exterieur. 
(Photo: © 2017 KRAIBURG TPE)KRAIBURG TPE will use the upcoming 25th Fakuma to exhibit its customer-oriented core competences. At Booth 5303 in Hall B5 the company will also present innovative material developments, including a new TPE series with outstanding adhesion to EPDM.

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