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KRAIBURG TPE at Fakuma 2017: New materials and consistent customer orientation

News 04.08.2017
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In addition to market-specific compounds, advanced development processes at KRAIBURG TPE have produced new TPE technologies. As the latest innovation of this type the company will present a new TPE material with outstanding adhesion to EPDM at Fakuma. The new compounds of the THERMOLAST® K product group combine excellent adhesion to EPDM with high resistance to UV radiation and weather influences, in addition to good flow properties. The new material series is ideal for automotive exterior applications. Pilot projects include window seals consisting of EPDM profiles with molded TPE corner joints.

Another new development that already attracted attention at this year's CHINAPLAS is a new type of Thermoplastic Elastomer for use in consumer electronics. For this field of application KRAIBURG TPE developed Thermoplastic Elastomers with soft velvety surfaces and superior adhesion to polar thermoplastics, as well as outstanding mechanical properties.

KRAIBURG TPE is a respected specialist for custom engineered TPE solutions and provides local support to its customers in the form of a special service bundle. The spectrum includes project-specific advice on which materials to use, including the color and application-specific effects, as well as processing recommendations and efficient sampling and color matching. Local and global contact persons ensure a smooth customer management process with short delivery times. All materials are manufactured at production sites in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region and North America, according to the same certified quality standards.

On the basis of specific innovative applications, trade fair visitors can see the convincing results of this customer-oriented strategy, which also includes special applications.

Fakuma is this year's most important event for the plastics industry in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), according to Franz Hinterecker, CEO of KRAIBURG TPE. "Our trade fair exhibit will demonstrate more than just our expertise in the development and production of extremely high-quality compounds. We take on the challenges of our customers and make them our own, in order to offer a unique service bundle with comprehensive material competence, solid knowledge of the market and intensive, personal customer orientation worldwide. We look forward to consolidating and expanding our network of close customer relationships in Friedrichshafen."

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