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KRAIBURG TPE

KRAIBURG TPE GmbH & Co KG
TPE Thermoplastic Elastomers

 

KRAIBURG TPE are one of the world’s largest compounders of TPE mainly under the THERMOLAST®trademark. Their portfolio covers grades from Shore A0 to Shore D50. They produce four main product families:

THERMOLAST® K – TPE-S, based on hydrogenated styrene block copolymer (HSBC). These are very versatile materials, suited to almost all general purpose applications including co-moulding and co-extrusions with all kinds of engineering and commodity substrates (PP, ABS, PC, PA of all types, for example)

 

THERMOLAST® M – TPE-S, based on hydrogenated styrene block copolymer (HSBC) like THERMOLAST K but designed for applications in the medical sector. These products are tested ISO10993-4, ISO10993-5, ISO10993-10, ISO10993-11 and USP class VI. They have a built-in change control system as they carry a guarantee of continuity of supply for 24 months, and all have Drug Master Files

 

THERMOLAST® V – are TPE-V types, based on cross-linked hydrogenated styrene block copolymer. These have increased heat resistance when compared to TPE-S and also class-leading long term compression and relaxation set values, making them particularly useful for sealing applications.

 

THERMOLAST® A – are TPE types based on acrylate polymers. These offer improved resistance to solvents, oils and fuels when compared to TPE-S types. Thermolast A grades are available to co-mould with ABS and PC. They also have excellent UV stability and are very suited to exterior applications in automotive or marine components.

 

HIPEX® – is a TPE-V type demonstrating very good resistance to oils, fuels and greases. HIPEX®also has excellent heat resistance and can be used in applications where long term performance even up to 150 deg C is required.

 

COPEC® – is a proprietary TPE designed for hand held electronics and wearable technology and gives excellent performance in co-moulded applications onto PC or ABS. It shows very good resistance to skin oils, sun creams etc and also has a silky surface which is easy to keep clean. These materials have also been tested to demonstrate that they do not cause skin irritation.

KRAIBURG TPE's standard grade slate is very extensive. The grade selector below outlines the main use areas for some of the most common product series from KRAIBURG TPE's portfolio.
 

Grades are listed in standard colours: natural, black, translucent and transparent, but using a suitable masterbatch, are all easy to colour.

 

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need something special. Kraiburg TPE are always pleased to design custom-engineered TPE compounds tailored to meet the demands of specific projects.

Grades for applications in AUTOMOTIVE, INDUSTRIAL & ENGINEERING
Grades for applications in CONSUMER PRODUCTS, HEALTHCARE ITEMS, TOYS & SPORTING GOODS
Grades for applications in MEDICAL COMPONENTS