Kraiburg TPE to showcase sustainable TPE solutions for automotive at T-PLAS 2023; offers new solutions for dental devices

Kraiburg TPE to showcase sustainable TPE solutions for automotive at T-PLAS 2023

KRAIBURG TPE, a global TPE manufacturer of thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) products and custom-engineered TPE solutions for a wide range of industries and applications, has launched its new sustainable TPEs comprising of up to 48% PCR and 50% PIR recycled content. Together with its latest automotive TPE solutions, the company is set to impress in the T-PLAS 2023 exhibition from 20 until 23 September at Hall 102, Booth no. Q15, BITEC Bangkok.

High demand for more sustainable materials

Many manufacturers are responding to the growing consumer desire for sustainable products by integrating eco-friendly materials into their products.These have recycled content, are recyclable, or are produced with renewable materials. In a market saturated with new materials, thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) excel in meeting both the high-performance and sustainability criteria of manufacturers in contributing towards a more circular and sustainable economy.

Additionally, the rapid development of the automotive market has driven higher demand for new innovative materials, specifically in performance and vehicle aesthetics – providing solid support to automotive manufacturers via the latest TPE innovations in this competitive market.

New Sustainable TPE for food contact, consumer electronics and industrial applications

Kraiburg TPE’s latest sustainable TPE series for the Asia Pacific targets the consumer electronics, wearable, consumer, and industry markets. The sustainable TPE series comprise up to 48% post-consumer recycled (PCR) and 50% post-industrial recycled (PIR) contents. 

Furthermore, the series feature good adhesion to PP, PC and ABS with non-sticky surface, good mechanical properties, and temperature stability up to 80°C. It also complies with multiple global standards such as FDA raw material compliance, RoHS and REACH SVHC requirements. It is ideal for applications such as electric and electronic components, wearables, functional and design elements, connectors, cable clips, household articles, grip applications, toothbrushes, and more.

Innovative, sustainable TPEs for automotive interior and exterior market

KRAIBURG TPE will showcase its latest Asia Pacific targeted TPE innovations for both interior and exterior automotive applications. The innovative sustainable automotive exterior TPE has a post-consumer recycled content of up to 20%, while the automotive interior TPE delivers good surface appearance and more. 

Both TPEs series feature good adhesion to PP, low density, weather resistant, good flowability, controlled level of emission and odor, and more. This innovative automotive TPE series is ideal for applications such as cowl gaskets, window encapsulations, underbody applications, handles, functional and design elements, car mats, seals, grommet and more.

TPEs for diverse markets 

KraiburgTPE’s comprehensive TPE portfolio offers innovative and customised solutions that meet the unique demands and specifications of each market. It provides reliable, high-performance materials to enhance products and experiences for numerous applications such as medical, healthcare, packaging, sports, and so forth. Their commitment to quality, innovation, and customer satisfaction has established them as a trusted partner in delivering high-performance thermoplastic elastomer for a wide range of applications.


Join our exclusive live forum, designed to help you discover more of our latest Sustainable TPE innovations for Asia Pacific’s consumer electronics, wearable, consumer, industry and automotive markets.

On 20 September 2023 at 3:00-3:30 PM with speaker Wanwanat Yookachen for topic, KRAIBURG TPE : New Sustainable TPE solutions (Thai language) Time: 3.00 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.

On the 22nd of September 2023 at 11:30-12:00 PM with speaker Sukantalak Maneerattanasuporn for topic, KRAIBURG TPE: Automotive TPE Innovations & Solutions (Thai language).

Visit KRAIBURG TPE at Booth Q15, T-PLAS!Meet with KRAIBURG TPE’s technical consultants at T-PLAS to discover more about our new Sustainable TPE series and the latest automotive TPE solutions.

Enhancing interdental brush performance with sustainable TPE

Enhancing interdental brush performance with sustainable TPE

Kraiburg TPE's Thermolast R-RC/FC/PCR/AP series offers advanced solutions for enhancing dental devices like interdental brushes in the Asia Pacific market. These cutting-edge thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) are used throughout the brush, from bristles to handles, ensuring optimal design and functionality. With a hardness range of 30-90 Shore A, easy processing via multi-component injection moulding, and strong adhesion with PP, these materials meet the high standards set for interdental brushes.

Recycled content for sustainability

The Thermolast R-RC/FC/PCR/AP series offers unique combination of features and properties to achieve design and functionality outcomes for interdental brushes, particularly grip, handle, and tip cover applications.  The series features 9-35% post-consumer recycled content (hardness-dependent). 

Customisable surface for outstanding usability

Thermolast R-RC/FC/PCR/AP series allows for the customisation of a wide range of surfaces, from soft-touch and smooth or silky feel to high surface friction, depending on the design requirement. The series' exceptional anti-slip feature makes it ideal for applications requiring an ergonomic grip and easy maneouvering.

Regulatory compliance for product safety

Thermolast R-RC/FC/PCR/AP series conforms with REACH SHVC and RoHS, ensuring that the material is free of restricted chemical or hazardous substances, as required by European regulations. The series also meets food contact regulatory criteria including (FDA) CFR21.

Aesthetics for product marketability

Thermolast R-RC/FC/PCR/AP series enables manufacturers to incorporate value-added features into their products. Furthermore, with precolouration options, the series, which is available in both natural and translucent colors, may be customized in a variety of hues for a vibrant and appealing look of the products.

Sustainability successes of our TPEs

Besides interdental brush applications, Kraiburg TPE’s recent sustainability innovations include a series of material solutions specially developed for automotive, consumer, consumer electronics, wearables and industry applications. Comprising up to 48% post-consumer recycled (PCR) and 50% post-industrial recycled (PIR) content, the material complies with multiple global standards such as FDA raw material compliance, RoHS and REACH SVHC requirements. KRAIBURG TPE also provides customers with product carbon footprint values. (Press Release)


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