Kraiburg TPE commits to sustainability and high-performance material solutions with new TPEs

Kraiburg TPE, a global leader in thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) solutions, is reshaping healthcare through its innovative Inhaler Mask material and pioneering sustainability solutions with its new TPE products. This groundbreaking TPE material, endowed with a range of material advantages and versatile applications, is poised to create a substantial impact not only in healthcare but also across other industries that can leverage the exceptional properties of these TPE materials. These advancements affirm Kraiburg TPE's unwavering commitment to propelling innovation, quality, and sustainability within the healthcare sector.

Advanced inhaler mask solution

Kraiburg TPE commits to sustainability and high-performance material solutions with new TPEs

TPE, a versatile material known for its elasticity, durability, and adaptability, is the ideal choice for various healthcare applications. Inhaler masks are essential for delivering life-saving medications and treatments directly to the lungs. They are the bridge between patients and the relief they seek from conditions like asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and respiratory infections. These masks, which provide control and precision during therapy, have become indispensable tools for healthcare professionals.

Inhaler mask design and construction are of utmost importance. They have to carefully establish a balance between comfort, functionality, and safety. This is where innovative materials like thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) come in.

Elevating Healthcare with Innovative Inhaler Mask Material

TPE, a versatile material known for its elasticity, durability, and adaptability, is the ideal choice for various healthcare applications.  When incorporated into inhaler masks, it brings diverse advantages that significantly enhance their performance and functionality. 

In the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare, innovation takes center stage, especially when it comes to critical medical devices. Introducing KRAIBURG TPE's Thermolast H series.

With the introduction of the Inhaler Mask Material, the company is empowering healthcare professionals and manufacturers to elevate patient care and enhance the overall healthcare landscape. In practical terms, this means that inhaler masks made with TPE material provide a superior user experience. They are comfortable, reliable, customizable, easy to clean, and, most importantly, safe.

Advantages of Thermolast H HC/AP Series

The series’ good adhesion to PP and PE ensures secure and durable connections in mask assembly, enhancing overall reliability. Optimized compression set properties guarantee that these masks maintain their shape and seal, ensuring a snug and comfortable fit for users. 

Additionally, the material is colourable, allowing for customizable and aesthetically pleasing designs. Its sterilizable nature, suitable for autoclave sterilization at 121°C and EtO sterilization, meets the highest hygiene standards, vital for healthcare applications. Furthermore, being free from animal ingredients aligns with ethical and health-conscious considerations. The flexibility in processing methods, encompassing both injection moulding and extrusion, streamlines manufacturing. 

Compliance with various international regulations and approvals, including Regulation (EU) No 10/2011, US FDA CFR 21, China GB4806-2016, ISO 10993-5 (Cytotoxicity), and GB/T 16886.5 Cytotoxicity, underscores the material's commitment to safety and quality in the healthcare sector, making it an ideal choice for inhaler masks.

Stylish smartwatch strap with TPE

Stylish smartwatch strap with TPE

The smartwatch strap's aesthetics and functionality have changed, thanks to the thermoplastic elastomers' cost effective and stylish properties. TPE watch straps are favored by people who value a secure and enjoyable wearing experience. Notably, these materials resist moisture and perspiration, making them ideal for active people travelling through humid environments or engaging in physical activities. Today's smartwatch makers prefer TPE watch straps because of their unique combination of cost, comfort, and durability. KRAIBURG TPE’s  Thermolast R RC/AD1/AP series that is set to transform wearable technology with exceptional attributes and commitment to sustainability. 

Redefining comfort and style with RC/AD1/AP features

The Thermo;last R RC/AD1/AP series redefines comfort, offering a luxurious and non-sticky surface designed exclusively for smartwatch straps. This ensures an unparalleled level of comfort and sensory delight for wearers.

The versatile TPE compounds allows for limitless design possibilities, enabling the creation of smartwatch straps with unique textures and appearances catered to individual tastes.

Eco-friendly innovation

In line with Kraiburg TPE’s strong commitment to sustainability, the RC/AD1/AP series boasts up to 50% post-industrial recycled content, contributing to a greener future. It also exhibits exceptional adhesion properties, making it compatible with polar thermoplastics such as ABS, PC, and PC/ABS through injection molding.

Safety assurance

As smartwatch straps contact with skin frequently, high-performing and secure materials are needed to ensure the highest level of user safety and comfort. The RC/AD1/AP series has passed thorough testing for UL 94HB, ISO10993-5 (Cytotoxicity), and ISO10993-23 (skin irritation).

Furthermore, the series is fully compliant with RoHS and REACH SVHC requirements, aligning perfectly with global environmental standards, emphasizing responsible production practices.

Various colour options

Given the importance of colors in smartwatch strap design, the RC/AD1/AP series can be customized in a wide range of appealing colours to suit customer preferences.

Sustainability successes of our TPEs

Kraiburg TPE has introduced sustainability innovations encompassing various material solutions tailored for automotive, consumer, electronics, wearables, and industrial applications, extending beyond just smartwatch straps. These materials contain significant proportions of recycled content, comprising up to 48% post-consumer recycled (PCR) and 50% post-industrial recycled (PIR) materials. They meet stringent global standards, including FDA raw material compliance, RoHS, and REACH SVHC requirements. Moreover, Kraiburg TPE offers customers insights into the carbon footprint values of their products. (Press Release)


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