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Mask system with modular design that combines a cleanable half-mask and an exchangeable filter. (Image: © 2020 BaS)While high-quality thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) from KRAIBURG TPE are used in many everyday applications such as toothbrushes, razors, automotive components, and others, they have also become indispensable in numerous areas of systemic importance. The current corona pandemic is an increasing challenge for both healthcare and social systems in particular. Currently, our TPEs are used in medical applications such as valves, connections and tubes for ventilators, face masks, respirators, as well as simple buttons and elastic straps.

TPEs with food contact approval - Perfect for skin and mouth contact

KRAIBURG TPE has expanded its wide range of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) for dental and oral hygiene products to include types with excellent adhesion to polar plastics such as PA, PETG, ABS and ABS/PC. 
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From toothbrushes to teething rings – many manufacturers of products for dental and oral hygiene are today specifying materials that have been approved for food contact in order to also ensure that they are highly non-irritant for skin and oral applications. KRAIBURG TPE not only offers a complete portfolio of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) with the relevant conformities, but also provides the expertise necessary for developing application-specific and customer-specific formulations. New compounds with excellent adhesion to polyamides complement the offer.

Fused deposition modeling with 3D printers using thermoplastic elastomers from KRAIBURG TPE

Most of KRAIBURG TPE’s thermoplastic elastomers are perfectly suitable for being processed by 3D granule printers from Pollen AM’s P series, which can also manufacture functional multicomponent parts additively using fused deposition modeling (FDM). (Image: © 2019 Pollen AM)KRAIBURG TPE has performed extensive tests to examine the suitability of its thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) for use in additive manufacturing (AM). The tests have shown that almost all of the company’s TPEs can be processed with excellent results using fused deposition modeling (FDM) on devices from Pollen AM.

KRAIBURG TPE supplies co-extruded TPEs with optimum adhesion to PA for high-quality corrugated tubes

A new type of Polyflex corrugated tube for cable management systems in vehicle construction, which is co-extruded combining polyamide and a thermoplastic elastomer from KRAIBURG TPE that provides outstanding temperature resistance, processability, adhesion and surface quality. 
(Image: © 2019 Schlemmer)An innovative new thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) family made by KRAIBURG TPE transfers the established properties of injection-moldable TPEs for multicomponent applications with polyamide (PA) to extrusion. Cable management systems in motor vehicles are the first application for which the Schlemmer Group (Munich) is producing new types of Polyflex corrugated tubes by co-extruding PA and a THERMOLAST® K AD/PA/CS2 compound.

New Converting Center for Technical Foams

FoamPartner is expanding its manufacturing capacities at the company’s Duderstadt site in Lower Saxony (Germany) with a new converting center for industrial specialty foams. 
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FoamPartner Fritz Nauer AG, with headquarters in Wolfhausen (Switzerland), is building a converting center for industrial foams at the company’s site in Duderstadt (Germany). The new center is scheduled to go on-stream in the first half-year of 2020 and will lead to the creation of several new jobs.

KRAIBURG TPE supplies compound for innovative cosmetics dispenser

CORADIN, a renowned and growing French developer and injection molder of cosmetics and medical packaging, produces the flexible dosing element that is fitted into the base of its patented ECODIS® range of products using multi-component injection molding to combine a thermoplastic elastomer from KRAIBURG TPE with polypropylene. The company is certified to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 15378 and ISO 13485. 
(Image: © 2019 CORADIN)With a chemically resistant and soft-touch thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) made by KRAIBURG TPE, the product developers at CORADIN, a French injection molder, have redefined the way liquid cosmetics are dosed and prepared. The flexible dosing element made of TPE, which is integrated into the base of the patented ECODIS® and has won several awards, allows comfortable and clean application of care products.

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