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15th February 2024

After great efforts from both KRAIBURG TPE & Abbey Polymers, the UK stock has been re-instated!

2020 'Brexit' threw a curve ball into the 25+ year long standing UK operation & both parties knew we would have to come closer together to produce a workable solution. 

We would like to say thank you to our loyal customer base during that tricky time but now KRAIBURG TPE & Abbey Polymers can celebrate higher quality service levels for our UK customer base.

The first UK stock deliveries have been prompt & well received by UK customers. The improvement of material lead times shows KRAIBURG TPE commitment to its UK customer base & is sure to benefit customers in the long term. 

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23rd August 2023

We are excited to be exhibiting at Interplas 2023.

New advised dates as follows: 26th to 28th September.

We look forward to seeing familiar & new faces.

It's been too long!

Come visit Abbey Polymers on stand H30!



5th October 2022

Quality recycled compounds which are flame retarded UL listed are available!

Derived from high quality post consumer / post industrial sources, VAMPGREEN supports engineered sustainable raw material solutions.


 This development means applications such as, battery cases, junction boxes, high voltage connectors, electronics housings can be produced from sustainable, safety accredited materials!

Contact us to learn more! 01785 241343

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24th September 2021

Thank you for visiting us at Interplas!

We thoroughly enjoyed the exhibition & it was great to see old & new faces!

We have signed up for the next Interplas & look forward to the event. We would also like to thank our guests from KRAIBURG TPE & VAMP TECH who provided on site assistance.

We hope you enjoyed the our the exhibition & look forward to seeing you next time!

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4th August 2021

We are excited to be exhibiting at Interplas 2021.

New advised dates as follows: 28th to 30th September.

We look forward to seeing familiar & new faces.

It's been too long!

Safety is paramount; we will be following government guidelines & have completed our comprehensive risk assessment.

Come visit Abbey Polymers on stand H30!


Bank Holiday

15th September 2022

During this time of mourning. We will be closed Monday 19th September for the state Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.



5th October 2022

Driven by high demand, KRAIBURG TPE offers a further developed product for extremely soft applications. Based on customer requests and many years of practical experience, NEXT GENERATION Supersoft TPE covers new application areas and requirements of today and tomorrow. The three NEXT GENERATION Supersoft TPE are available pre-coloured and translucent. Transparent solutions are also possible.

Contact us to learn more! 01785 241343


Electrically Conductive TPE

30th October 2020


KRAIBURG TPE are well prepared to support EC and EC/PA series for applications with requirements on electrical conductivity.

Dr. Johannes Krückel, Project Leader:
”The functional requirements for TPEs are increasing. To serve our customers now and in the future from a single source, we have expanded our portfolio to include electrically conductive TPEs. Our customers benefit from our usual high quality, our very good service and customengineered

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

Tel: 01785 241343


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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


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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!


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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


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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!

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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!



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.


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.



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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