February, 21, 2018 - Kraiburg TPE, a leader in thermoplastic elastomer compounds, will be participating at NPE 2018, the National Plastics Exhibition. The fair will be held on May 7-11, 2018 at the Orange County Convention center in Orlando, Florida. Kraiburg TPE will be located at South Hall Booth S31181.
Kraiburg TPE is a specialist in custom-engineered TPE solutions and provides local support to its customers in the form of a service bundle. The spectrum includes project-tailored advice on the engineered plastic compounds to be used, including color and application-specific requirements, processing recommendations, expert advice and customer service. All materials are manufactured at production sites in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region and North America, according to the same certified quality standards: ISO 9001 & 14001.
As per innovative applications, trade fair visitors can get in touch with the results of Kraiburg TPE’s customer-oriented strategy, which also includes target applications within the consumer, industry, automotive and medical markets.
Every three years, NPE trade show provides the most visible and impactful event for the plastics industry throughout the Americas, according to Jeff Frankish, Managing Director for Kraiburg TPE in the US. “NPE provides us with the best platform to showcase our expertise, technical capabilities and innovative solutions within the TPE sector. We welcome the opportunity to not only network with key OEMs and processors within the industry, but to also address the challenges presented by our customers and demonstrate the unique products, services and global supply options available through Kraiburg TPE.”
To guarantee reliable deliveries of its TPE compounds on a long-term basis, Kraiburg TPE has announced its production capacity expansions among its three manufacturing sites in Germany, the United States and Malaysia through the addition of new compounding lines.
In the United States, the newly-built Buford, GA plant went from 6,000 metrics tons to 10,000 metrics tons of capacity.
More Solutions for Automotive Exterior Applications
Kraiburg TPE will present its EPDM – Adhesion series. This series is targeted towards automotive exterior components as a material solution for applications requiring high UV, weather resistance and optimal adhesion to rubber. According to Kraiburg, with the AD/EPDM/UV series, customers benefit from low processing temperatures that guarantee short cycle times and do not interfere with the flock coating process. Further advantages include long-term process stability and ideal initial adhesion, which is needed for the ejection of parts, the company claims. When exposed to heat or UV radiation, the EPDM – Adhesion series compounds do not exhibit any oil bleed-out or stickiness, and provide impressive color stability, Kraiburg assures. Typical applications include corner molding, doorsills, glass run channels and window encapsulations.
Silky-smooth Compounds for Consumer Electronics
Kraiburg TPE’s newly launched range the VS/AD/HM series offers silky, satin-smooth surfaces that feature high scratch and abrasion resistance, excellent durability and resistance against chemicals such as sebum oil, creams and common household detergents, the company says. The series is designed for consumer electronics applications.
The VS/AD/HM series has been specially developed for applications that require a silky and velvety surface, along with excellent adhesion to polar thermoplastic compounds such as PC, ABS, PC/ABS, PU, ASA, SAN, PA12 and PA6. Available in natural color and black, the compounds also have good processing properties, the company claims. Example applications include controllers for games consoles, remote controls and headphones, toys, protective covers for mobile phones, tablets and cosmetics packaging.
Highly-Transparent FDA Compounds with Optimal Flow
Among other innovations, Kraiburg TPE will also showcase its FC/ht series. This series is the highly transparent material solution for applications such as seals in food packaging, tooth-brush handles, detergent pods and toys. Kraiburg says that the compounds are characterized by an excellent adhesion to PP as well as its high-flow processing behavior. The series offers a smooth, non-sticky feel and because of its high transparency, it is also ideal for applications requiring custom pigmentation or vibrant colors, a forte of Kraiburg TPE.
Source: Kraiburg TPE