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Exhibiting at Fakuma in hall B5 at booth 5303, Kraiburg TPE (Waldkraiburg, Germany) will present new products developed with a market and customer orientation. The new thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) are the result of a partnership with component manufacturers, who contributed significantly to the development of the new compounds, says Kraiburg. This approach garnered the company recognition from Frost & Sullivan as the best TPE supplier in Europe.

PlasticsToday Staff

September 18, 2015

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Kraiburg unveils new compounds for automotive and consumer applications at Fakuma

Exhibiting at Fakuma in hall B5 at booth 5303, Kraiburg TPE (Waldkraiburg, Germany) will present new products developed with a market and customer orientation. The new thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) are the result of a partnership with component manufacturers, who contributed significantly to the development of the new compounds, says Kraiburg. This approach garnered the company recognition from Frost & Sullivan as the best TPE supplier in Europe.

At Fakuma, Kraiburg will showcase a new material for hoses. The drinking-water-compliant DW/H series can be used as a PVC replacement material for hoses in showers, dishwashers or related applications.

KraiburgThe company has also developed TPE compounds for consumer applications that feature improved adhesion to engineering thermoplastics such as PC and ABS at an attractive price. Innovations in materials for valves made of food-compliant TPE also will be featured: The new compounds with FDA and EC 10/2011 food certifications feature efficient processing in two-component injection molding processes, resilience and reliable adhesion to hard components.

Coinciding with Fakuma 2015, the company's Thermolast V compounds will go into production. The material is increasingly specified for seals in under-the-hood and other demanding applications. The new series features temperature resistance, improved compression set and good adhesion to polyamides.

Kraiburg TPE will host a presentation on the subject of adhesion technologies on October 15 from 1:20 to 2 PM in the East Foyer of Messe Friedrichshafen. The presentation will address factors that affect the adhesion of TPE to hard components as well as the potential to further improve material properties.

Fakuma runs from Oct. 13 to 17 in Friedrichshafen, Germany. For more information about the international trade fair for plastics processing, read "What makes Fakuma tick?"

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