New TPE series for automotive and consumer applications from KRAIBURG TPE

SONY DSCThe TPE specialist KRAIBURG TPE will showcase several new compound series for automotive and consumer applications at FAKUMA from October 13 – 17, 2015 in Friedrichshafen. The development of the trade fair premiere was oriented on customer requirements and the application fields, quite close to the market.

The new TPE series are the result of a close, cooperative partnership with the component manufacturers themselves, who with their requirements and through their input contributed significantly to the development of the new compounds. As a result of this market orientation Frost & Sullivan distinguished KRAIBURG TPE as the best TPE supplier in Europe.

Visitors to the trade fair can examine the company’s market-oriented product development for example on the basis of a new material for hoses: the new drinking water compliant DW/H series from KRAIBURG TPE can be used as hoses in showers, dishwashers or similar applications as an effective substitute material for PVC.

For consumer applications KRAIBURG TPE developed a new compound series with an especially convincing cost-effectiveness ratio: these TPEs feature improved adhesion to engineering thermoplasts such as PC and ABS at an attractive price. Innovations in the materials for “slit valves” – valves made of food-compliant TPE – will also be presented at the trade fair: KRAIBURG TPE offers new compounds with the FDA and EC 10/2011 food certifications. Advantages include efficient processing in 2-component injection molding processes, excellent resilience and reliable adhesion to hard components.

Also in time for FAKUMA the THERMOLAST® V compound series will go into production. More and more customers are using THERMOLAST® V for seals in demanding applications such as under the hood. The new series features high temperature resistance, an improved compression set and good adhesion to polyamides. KRAIBURG TPE will hold a presentation on the subject of adhesion technologies on October 15, 2015 from 13:20 to 14:00 in the East Foyer. The presentation will shed light on factors that affect the adhesion of TPE to hard components, for example, in addition to discussing potentials for further improving the material properties in the future.

“We are looking forward to interesting discussions at FAKUMA. Trade fairs, with so many component manufacturers and plastics specialists, are an ideal opportunity for us to keep up with trends in the industry and to open up new fields of application for our new TPE materials,” explains Sales & Marketing Director EMEA Michael Pollmann, who this year again will be in charge of the trade fair stand.

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