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 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
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6 Jun 2018
KRAIBURG TPE offers a broad portfolio of halogen-free thermoplastic elastomers that comply with the UL94 V0 standard
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.
29 May 2018
KRAIBURG TPE is starting an ambitious campaign to develop custom-engineered thermoplastic elastomers containing variable proportions of renewable raw materials
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.
22 May 2018
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.
16 May 2018
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.
15 Mar 2018
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.
28 Feb 2018
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.
21 Feb 2018
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.
24 Jan 2018
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.
17 Jan 2018
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.
9 Nov 2017
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.
19 Oct 2017
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.
18 Oct 2017
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.