Laripur TPU & Produform helping tackle COVID19 pandemic 

30th June 2020

Produmask: a safe barrier against the virus, with maximum comfort.


Produmask is a washable and reusable mask that respects the principle of environmental sustainability, suitable for adults and children is made of hypoallergenic material, with thermoplastic polyurethane body (TPU LARIPUR). It is equipped with an interchangeable filter element that ensures approximately 15 hours of effective use, a period longer than that of traditional surgical masks. Produmask meets all the requirements of UNI EN 14683 and ISO 10993 standards, is certified as a 'safe' surgical mask, and also observes the prescriptions that determine the biocompatibility of medical devices.


The filter system, identical in all models, is composed of two layers of water-repellent non-woven fabric with excellent breathability values (20 out of 40 pascal / cm2) and an excellent level of bacterial filtration (99.7% on a minimum of 98%): therefore blocks microbes without obstructing the passage of air.


The filter cannot be tampered with by the user and never comes into contact with the hands of those who perform the replacement, because it is inserted in a rigid plastic cage: the particular design of the mask also limits contact with the skin, increasing comfort who wears it.


At the end of use Produmask is stored in the special packaging that prevents any type of contamination. The availability of filters and all spare parts is ensured by Produform for a minimum period of two years, deliveries are made within 24/48 hours from the order.

Should you require technical or commercial product development assistance please contact us for our full support during these unprecedented times.

Tel: 01785 241343


Thermolast K - Flame retardant TPE with PA


24th June 2020


KRAIBURG TPE are well prepared to support flame retardant, halogen free, reduce smoke density, TPE bonding to PA!

Project leader Martina Hetterich:

"Our tests have shown that, in specific cases, excellent adhesion
to PA can be achieved with flame-retardant TPEs. The key to
success lies in testing the materials combinations that are being
considered as early as possible, in order to exclude incompatible
compound partners and to identify more appropriate TPE/PA combinations in a targeted way.“

Should you require technical or commercial assistance please contact us for our full support.

Tel: 01785 241343


Thermolast M - Medical Compounds For Respiratory Masks

2nd April 2020

KRAIBURG TPE are well prepared to support medical applications with THERMOLAST M compounds.

Head of Sales Medical Matthias Schmidt

'Mask applications are diverse & therefore require custom-engineered TPE solutions. Material properties such as surface friction. softness, adhesion to thermoplastics & colour can be individual adapted. With our years of experience & the available approvals, we are prepared for the project discussions with you.'


Should you require technical or commercial assistance please contact us for our full support during these unprecedented times.

Tel: 01785 241343


Thermolast M receives guideline 2017 approval!

8th October 2019

KRAIBURG TPE announce Thermolast M compounds have achieved compliance with the association of German engineers VDI guideline 2017 for medical grade plastics. The guidelines came into effect in July 2019.  

All Thermolast M compounds are free from heavy metals, latex, PVC & phthalates. The materiel is manufactured on dedicated medical lines, to the highest degree of purity. Quality assurance includes full traceability of raw materials & product batch, REACH & RoHS. Thermolast M is listed in the FDA drug master files in alignment with VDI 2017, this ensures the manufacturing process is included in the project management system.  

Abbey Polymers Living Wage Accreditation! 

8th October 2019

Abbey Polymers are proud to be registered & approved by The Living wage foundation. The Living wage employer accreditation is managed by citizens UK and provides employers with a licence to the living wage employer mark.


The welfare of our team is fundamental to our continued success & growth. We go above & beyond for our team, who go above & beyond for you!


Railway standard EN45545 materials!

1st July 2019

We're pleased to advise that we can now supply a range of materials meeting the requirements of the railway standard EN45545, for requirements R22 & R23, & hazard levels HL1, HL2 & HL3.

From Vamp -Tech


PP unfilled : Vamplen 0024 V0 C

PP 25% GF : Vamplen 2528 V0 CB

PC/ABS unfilled : Vampalloy 0024 V0 12 E LSFT

PC/ABS 15% mineral : Vampalloy 1527 V0

PA6 unfilled : Vampamid 6 0024 V0

PA 6 30% GF : Vampamid 6 3028 V0

PA66 30% GF : Vampamid 66 3028 V0 HF

PPA 30% GF : Vampamid HT 3028 V0


From Kraiburg TPE


TPE Shore A50, 60, 70, 80 : Thermolast K TC5FTN, TC6FTN, TC7FTN, TC8FTN


The Kraiburg TPE could also be overmoulded with the Vamplen PPs to make components with (for example) seals or bump stops where both materials will comply with the standard


Contact us for advice for railway applications!

ITAflon® Fluoropolymer Partnership!

24th May 2019

We're very pleased to announce that we've agreed to act as distributor for the Italian supplier of fluoropolymers - ITAflon®. 

This means we are now able to offer PTFE powder compounds ( for compression moulding ). Also, injection moulding  & extrusion products based on PVDF, PFA & ETFE.

We'd be very pleased to receive your enquires!

Stafford College Student of the month!

17th April 2019

Congratulations to our sales office apprentice Gemma Hewitt.

She has just been awarded 'Apprentice of the month' by Stafford

College. The first apprentice recruited by Abbey Polymers, Gemma Hewitt is a shining example. Gemma has gone above & beyond her expected role, excelling at Stafford college & Abbey Polymers. It is great to see her efforts rewarded & we are very proud. Well done Gemma!

Stafford Rangers shirt spotted at Allianz Arena

13th August 2018

We're very pleased to carry forward our sponsorship of away shirts for Stafford Rangers for a successive third season!

The new Stafford Rangers away shirt made an appearance at the Bayern Munich vs Manchester Utd pre season friendly! The new away shirt featuring the Abbey Polymers logo was presented to our colleague Lisa to say thank you for organising the tickets & hospitality.


4th October 2017

It was great to meet so many customers old & new at Interplas last week.

Thank you to everyone who visited our stand and took part in the draw. The lucky winner of the bottle of champagne is Maureen at LGG Charlesworth ltd in Malvern.


25th August 2017

We're very pleased to carry forward our sponsorship of the away shirts for Stafford Rangers for a second season. We're hoping the boys can improve on their very respectable mid table finish last year & challenge for the play offs in their second season back in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier league. Come on the Boro!!


13th June 2017

Excellent Adhesion in Two-Component Applications with Polyamide Resins.

Kraiburg TPE has extended its portfolio of THERMOLAST K Thermoplastic Elastomers ( TPE ) with a range of compounds designed to deliver velvety, satin-smooth surfaces, superior adhesion in two-component applications with polar thermoplastic & outstanding mechanical performance properties. The new materials offer high scratch & abrasion resistance, good chemical compatibility & UV- stability as well as easy processing at high injection rates. Addressing the particular needs of premium lifestyle product, they made their debut at CHINAPLAS 2017

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