The demand for thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) is increasing worldwide, according to Kraiburg TPE (Waldkraiburg, Germany), largely driven by the automotive, industrial, consumer and medical markets. To guarantee reliable deliveries of its TPE compounds on a long-term basis, Kraiburg TPE relies on its three production sites in Waldkraiburg, Buford, GA, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
“The Waldkraiburg site is—and will remain—the focus of all of our activities. [That’s where we] have been investing, particularly in expanding our development center and increasing our production capacity in recent years,” said CEO Franz Hinterecker. “The new extrusion line underscores this strategy.”
The company also recently relocated its U.S. operations to a new production plant in Buford (near Atlanta) and installed an additional line at the Kuala Lumpur plant.
The consistent expansion of production capacities follows Kraiburg TPE’s strategic approach of focusing on its core competencies. “Our success in the market is based on a strong customer orientation, a global presence and influential innovations. Continuously investing in the international network of our production plants and sales offices is a mainstay of this strategy,” Hinterecker added.
Kraiburg TPE, a subsidiary of Kraiburg Group, is a global manufacturer of thermoplastic elastomers. The company offers a broad range of compounds for automotive, industrial, consumer and medical applications. The established Thermolast, Copec, Hipex and For Tec E product lines are suitable for injection molding or extrusion.