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:
TPEs for high-temperature applications in the automotive and industrial sectors
The THERMOLAST® V compounds have been specially developed for high-temperature applications and meet the dynamic and static stress requirements of the automotive application and industrial sectors.
Apart from good thermal stability, the material offers excellent hysteresis behaviour as well as outstanding compressive stress relaxation.
Apart from the "classic" THERMOLAST® V, we also offer materials with polyamide bonding in the compound series LTP/AD/PA. This compound series combines the characteristics of modified bonding and long-term performance in a single product with exceptional properties especially suitable for technical applications and use in automotive applications. Thanks to the unrivalled long-term sealing properties, customers can reduce assembly costs and produce captive seals moulded to polyamide for use at high ambient temperatures.
THERMOLAST® V at a glance
Excellent thermal stability to 140 °C
Very good UV and weather resistance
Extremely good mechanical properties
Excellent flow behavior
Smooth surfaces, even in parts with complex geometries
Adhesion to PP or PA
Ideal for dynamic and static seals
THERMOLAST® V compounds are based on cross-linked SEBS. The chemical cross-linking of the modified polystyrene end blocks results in a significantly higher stability of the PS blocks, which results in the desired characteristics of the material. Chemically cross-linked HSBC compounds are produced by means of dynamic vulcanisation in twin screw extruders.
THERMOLAST® V - Grade slates can be found below:
Series : LTP ( TVxLVy)
Standard grades, bonding to PP
Series : LTP/PA ( TVxVAy)
Grades that bond to PA6 and PA6.6