KRAIBURG TPE and NEXTIS partner on flexible USB socket protection cover molded in THERMOLAST® for respiratory devices

Soft and resilient: USB socket protection on Osiris respiratory device from Air Liquide Medical Systems (ALMS). Developed in close collaboration with KRAIBURG TPE, the articulated component is molded by NEXTIS in a proven THERMOLAST® compound, which delivers a perfect balance of durable mechanical properties and aesthetics, ease of injection molding and reliable resistance against professional cleaners.
(Image: Air Liquide Medical Systems (ALMS))
In close collaboration with KRAIBURG TPE, medical components specialist NEXTIS (France) has developed an articulated cover designed to protect the USB port on respiratory devices against dust and splash water entry. The part is molded in a proven THERMOLAST® compound that delivers a perfect balance of high mechanical properties and aesthetics, ease of injection molding, and reliable resistance against professional cleaners.

Sustainable foams for the mobility of tomorrow

FoamPartner introduces new OBoNature™ foam technology based on sustainable raw materials for next-generation automotive interiors. 
(Photo: FoamPartner)Advanced foam solutions for headliners, interior trim and seating applications demonstrate the determination with which the company is implementing its sustainability strategy.

TPE Expert Talks delivers information directly to the (home) office

TPE Expert Talks offers various formats for customers, partners, industry insiders and interested parties and delivers information, insights and insider knowledge to the (home) office. 
(Image: © 2020 KRAIBURG TPE).The TPE Expert Talks by KRAIBURG TPE will take place between the 12th and 15th of October. The digital free event will offer various formats as it is aimed at customers, partners, industry insiders as well as interested parties. It will provide its visitors with information, insights and insider knowledge.

Best in Foam – sustainable with conviction and passion

FoamPartner adopts comprehensive sustainability strategy. 
(Photo: FoamPartner)Guidelines for responsible thinking and acting show the way towards a sustainable future with innovative and industry leading foam solutions.

“Smart Factory” for Technical Foam Solutions

At the company’s Duderstadt site in Germany, FoamPartner brought on line an 8,500 square meter Converting Center, which was designed as a highly digitalized and automated ‘Smart Factory’ to set new standards in the manufacturing of foam components. 
Photos: Building view, robotized foil packaging area, storage zone for foam blocks (ready for further processing), high-precision thermal press, tailored microphone windshield manufacturing cell. (Photos: FoamPartner)
The new FoamPartner Converting Center GmbH complements the existing expertise of the FoamPartner Group to provide a vertically integrated value chain from foam production to customized precision components.

Working together to help people with reliable quality

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.