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Kraiburg TPE will showcase its latest developments in TPE compounds and material solutions at Chinaplas 2021.

Stephen Moore

December 16, 2020

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Kraiburg TPE will be highlighting its Thermolast K TPE compounds for the automotive sector at Chinaplas 2021, to be held April 13-16, 2021, at Shenzhen World Exhibition and Convention Center in hall 17, booth A31.

Exposure to extreme temperatures and UV radiation resistance can cause damage to automotive exterior parts and components. Kraiburg TPE’s Thermolast K TPE compounds deliver enhanced UV radiation-resistance and weather-proofing advantages for automotive exterior parts.

Additionally, Kraiburg TPE’s TPE compounds’ excellent and robust adhesion to polymers, including PP, PP+30% glass fiber, SAN,ASA, PMMA, PC/ABS,  PA6 and EPDM+PP, allow for design innovation and easy processing in 2-K component injection molding.

With TPE compounds’ advantage of long-lasting performance in vehicle exterior parts, this translates to significant cost-savings for users on vehicle maintenance and long-term care.

Design innovations in the consumer electronics and wearable devices sector are enriching user experience. Kraiburg TPE’s custom-engineered TPE solutions pitch desirable features in wearable technology applications, such as soft touch, and resistance to scratch and chemicals.

Manufacturers are offered additional benefits from the TPE compounds’ ergonomic characteristics and easy coloring qualities, thus allowing for expanded use in the sector.

Applications of the TPE compounds include watch and wrist bands, headphones, ear tips, games console, wireless automatic sensor, car phone holder and charger, virtual reality (VR) devices, remote controls and more.

Beauty brands are hedging on packaging that meets the requirements for aesthetics, function and sustainability. Kraiburg TPE’s thermoplastic elastomer series matches the requirements for environmentally-friendly and functional designs, suitable for cosmetics and skin care packaging.

Furthermore, the soft-touch surface characteristics provide a silky and velvety surface for packaging, allowing consumers to enjoy the excellent haptic experience. With resistance to cosmetic and skin-care substances, the TPE compounds suitability can extend to a large range of applications in the cosmetics and skin care packaging sector.

Additionally, Kraiburg TPE’s compounds comply with international food-grade safety standards, such as the GuoBiao (GB) standards (GB4806:2016) in China for food regulations, the Commission Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 and Code of Federation Regulation Title 21 (21CFR) of the US Food and Drug Administrator (FDA).

About the Author(s)

Stephen Moore

Stephen has been with PlasticsToday and its preceding publications Modern Plastics and Injection Molding since 1992, throughout this time based in the Asia Pacific region, including stints in Japan, Australia, and his current location Singapore. His current beat focuses on automotive. Stephen is an avid folding bicycle rider, often taking his bike on overseas business trips, and is a proud dachshund owner.

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