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:
HIPEX® – the material revolution
With HIPEX®, KRAIBURG TPE have succeeded in developing a completely new class of material. The high-performance TPE sets new standards and offers huge advantages over conventional thermoplastic elastomers.
First of all, it is resistant against high temperature and chemicals. Continuous use is possible at temperatures around 150 °C. The new compounds are also resistant to oils and grease.
One of the advantages of High Performance TPE lies in the thermoplastic processing which makes time-intensive curing superfluous. Co-injection processing produces a mechanical anchoring and no extra assembly step is required.
Thermoplastics processors can now explore fields of applications that have up to now been the reserve of rubber processors. Elastomer processors on the other hand have the opportunity to reduce their production costs, thus becoming more competitive.
HIPEX® at a glance
- Temperature resistant to 150°C
- Resistant against engine oil and grease
- Reduced cycle times compared with cross-linked elastomers
- Good flow properties
- Exceptionally good compression set
- Ideal for use in machinery and "under-bonnet" components
HIPEX® - Grade slates can be found below:
Series : HTR/OR ( HXxIDy ) High temperature and oil-resistant materiel.