KRAIBURG TPE (www.kraiburg-tpe.com) is a global manufacturer of thermoplastic elastomers. From its beginning in 2001 as subsidiary of the historical KRAIBURG Group founded in 1947, KRAIBURG TPE has pioneered in TPE compounds, today being the competence leader in this industry. With production sites in Germany, the US, and Malaysia the company offers a broad range of compounds for applications in the automotive, industrial, consumer, and for the strictly regulated medical sectors. The established THERMOLAST®, COPEC®, HIPEX®, and For Tec E® product lines are processed by injection molding or extrusion and provide numerous processing and product design advantages to manufacturers. KRAIBURG TPE features innovative capabilities as well as truly global customer orientation, customized product solutions and reliable service. The company is certified to ISO 50001 at its headquarters in Germany and holds ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications at all global sites. In 2021, KRAIBURG TPE generated sales of 216 million euros with around 682 worldwide employees.KRAIBURG TPE GmbH & Co. KG
22 Feb 2024
KRAIBURG TPE has released a new range of thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) products that contain at least 73% recycled content. The new Recycling Content TPE for Automotive series has been designed to fulfil a variety of technical applications. Here, KRAIBURG TPE is also pleased to announce an agreement with Tessi Supply, which will use the grades to produce inlay cases and floor mats.
2 Feb 2024
Introduction of an optical measuring device provides shrinkage values in accordance with DIN EN ISO 294-4
During the industrial processing of plastics, details of their shrinkage values form part of the standard information that is essential as a specification for mold construction. To provide manufacturers with maximally precise data, KRAIBURG TPE has been using a contactless optical measuring device since August 2023, which enables distance measurements required to determine shrinkage values in accordance with DIN EN ISO 294-4.
8 Nov 2023
KRAIBURG TPE presents further more sustainable product solutions: Recycling Content TPE. Customers now have access to various compounds with significantly higher recycled content from post-industry and/or post-consumer waste streams across the entire hardness range, i.e. also in the low ShA range. The new compounds also provide adhesion options to PA, PC/ABS or PP. The TPE manufacturer from Waldkraiburg, Germany, is thus responding to the growing demand and is supplying ready-to-use solutions.
19 Oct 2023
KRAIBURG TPE has launched a new series of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) for tubes and hoses used in sanitary and drinking water applications. These innovative products already meet the stricter evaluation criteria for plastics and other organic materials in contact with drinking water established by the German Environment Agency (KTW-BWGL standard), which will become binding for TPEs from March 2025. The compounds are characterized by easy processability and provide tubes and hoses with extremely smooth surfaces, considerably improved mechanical properties and excellent kink resistance. The new compounds will be presented at Fakuma 2023.
18 Oct 2023
KRAIBURG TPE is about to launch an innovative new technology: Thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) for applications in the drinking water and sanitary industry that are in compliance with the strict KTW-BWGL standard, which will become binding for TPEs from March 2025 as well. These outstanding compounds are intended to be used for seals, sealings and components such as showerheads and meet all relevant requirements in the European Union for final products that come into contact with cold water, warm water and, for the first time, hot water.
17 Oct 2023
KRAIBURG TPE responds to the issue of bio-based materials by supplying bio-based TPEs with a variable proportion of sustainable raw materials
KRAIBURG TPE is presenting thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) that have a variable proportion of renewable raw materials. By introducing these new compounds, the global TPE manufacturer is expanding its THERMOLAST® R range of more sustainable solutions by adding a line of products from renewable raw material sources. Bio-based TPEs also have a lower product carbon footprint than established alternatives that are not based on renewable raw materials.
27 Sep 2023
New compounds for drinking water and hot water applications as well as trendsetting TPE solutions that contain high proportions of bio-based and recycled materials
At Fakuma 2023 held from October 17 to 21 at Friedrichshafen Exhibition Center, KRAIBURG TPE will put the spot on its leading competence in the field of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs). The product innovations presented at booth 5303 in hall B5 will focus on a series of new TPE compounds for sophisticated drinking water and hot water applications. As part of its expanded line of circular products, the manufacturer will also be showcasing several materials that contain high proportions of bio-based and recycled raw materials of up to 80%.
2 May 2023
Focus on the Circular Economy: KRAIBURG TPE Expands Range of TPE Solutions with ISCC PLUS Certification
The manufacturer based in Waldkraiburg is now offering proven thermoplastic elastomers with corresponding ISCC PLUS certification (mass balance). This improvement benefits customers in the consumer and medical sectors in particular, supporting them in the next steps towards a circular economy.
25 Oct 2022
KRAIBURG TPE, a global TPE manufacturer of thermoplastic elastomer products and custom solutions for a variety of industries, is offering its latest THERMOLAST® R RC/PCR/AP and RC/FC/PCR/AP sustainable TPE compounds for universal industrial and consumer applications.
19 Oct 2022
At K 2022, Kraiburg TPE, a global manufacturer of thermoplastic elastomers, will be available for interviews. At the show Kraiburg TPE will present their service portfolio, which comprises the medical, industrial, automotive and consumer sectors.
21 Sep 2022
The competence leader in thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) will present itself with a broad portfolio and special focus on sustainability at the K 2022 plastics trade fair held from October 19 to 26 in Düsseldorf. TPE materials and market experts of KRAIBURG TPE are looking forward to welcoming interested visitors at boot C58-03 in hall 6. The products they will present includes THERMOLAST® R, the new product series consisting of sophisticated recycling compounds.