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Thermoplastic elastomers of KRAIBURG TPE comply with new VDI guideline 2017

KRAIBURG TPE’s thermoplastic elastomers in the THERMOLAST® M family meet the new VDI 2017 guideline that for the first time regulates the basic characteristics profile of medical grade plastics for medical products – from the raw materials permitted through to change control management.
(Image: © 2019 KRAIBURG TPE)KRAIBURG TPE announces that its THERMOLAST® M compounds meet the requirements of the guideline 2017 for medical grade plastics (MGPs) passed by the Association of German Engineers (VDI) in July 2019. Intended as a guideline for manufacturers and users of plastics for medical products, the VDI guideline 2017 regulates the requirements qualified MGPs have to meet, from basic requirements to formulation consistency and change management through to withdrawal terms.

K 2019: New KRAIBURG TPE compounds for consumer and automotive applications

K-2019: New KRAIBURG TPE compounds for consumer and automotive applications. 
(Image: © 2019 KRAIBURG TPE)KRAIBURG TPE will present itself once again as competence leader in the thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) market at the upcoming K 2019 trade fair held from October 16 to 23 in Düsseldorf. At both booth C58-4 located in “Rubber Street” in hall 6 and its ideas factory at booth E22, the TPE manufacturer will address major challenges and trends the growing TPE business is facing.

SABIC introduces LNP™ ELCRIN™ iQ upcycled compounds to extend useful life of PET bottles and help reduce plastic waste

SABIC introduces LNP™ ELCRIN™ iQ upcycled compounds to extend useful life of PET bottles and help reduce plastic waste.SABIC today introduced its LNP™ ELCRIN™ iQ portfolio of polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) compounded resins derived from recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) to support the circular economy and help reduce plastic waste. By chemically upcycling consumer-discarded PET (primarily single-use water bottles) into higher-value PBT materials with enhanced properties and suitability for more-durable applications, the company is encouraging the use of recycled resins. These products also offer a smaller cradle-to-gate environmental footprint than virgin PBT resin, as measured by Cumulative Energy Demand (CED) and Global Warming Potential (GWP).

KRAIBURG TPE at Plastteknik Nordic

The focus of KRAIBURG TPE's presence at Plastteknik Nordic 2019 will include a new, innovative technology for thermoplastic elastomer hybrids.
(Image: © 2019 KRAIBURG TPE)KRAIBURG TPE will present itself with its market-oriented portfolio of thermoplastic elastomers and a comprehensive service package at this year’s Plastteknik Nordic in Malmö, Sweden. This trade show is one of the most important events in this region for sharing information on trends, new ideas and projects in the plastics industry held this year.

Beaulieu Fibres International: global “one stop shop for innovative and value added staple fibers” at IDEA®19 Miami

Global premiere of PET-core-BICO for hygiene applications.
(Photo: © Beaulieu International Group)Beaulieu Fibres International (BFI), the leading European polyolefin fiber supplier, will cement its place at this year’s IDEA®19 Miami, as an important ‘all solution provider’ for polyolefin carded nonwovens in Personal Care and Hygiene, Geotextiles, Automotive, Floorcoverings and Filtration applications.

Strategic focus on medical applications

KRAIBURG TPE (booth 66) and Eastman (booth C18) will showcase materials with perfect, coordinated adhesion for medical hard/soft applications at Pharmapack 2019. 
(Photo: © 2019 KRAIBURG TPE)In line with KRAIBURG TPE’s 2019 strategy to increase its focus on medical applications and pharmaceutical packaging, the company recently collaborated with Eastman to develop a range of innovative high-purity TPEs. In close cooperation with Eastman, KRAIBURG TPE has developed a range of THERMOLAST® M thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) with the capability to adhere directly to specialized polymers used in medical applications, including Eastman’s Tritan™ copolyester, PP, ABS, ABS/PC, and PET.

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