KRAIBURG TPE is highlighting its market-driven and customer-oriented development expertise at the 26th International Trade Fair Fakuma held from October 16 to 20, 2018 at Friedrichshafen Exhibition Center.

In addition to current applications for its thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs), the company – at Booth 5303 in Hall B5 – will also be showcasing advanced new material series that provide excellent properties for consumer applications.

“Fakuma is the largest trade fair specializing in plastics processing in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA),” emphasizes Franz Hinterecker, CEO of KRAIBURG TPE. “With our comprehensive materials expertise, sound knowledge of the market and consistently close customer relations, we’ll be offering visitors to the fair a comprehensive demonstration of competence covering every aspect of thermoplastic elastomers.”

The new compounds in the FC/AD/PA THERMOLAST K series are aimed at manufacturers in the consumer and food industries. These materials have been developed specifically for food contact and feature excellent adhesion to polyamides. The natural-colored compounds are available in hardness degrees ranging from 40 to 80 Shore A. They are not only characterized by easy processing and colorability, but also by high tensile strength and elongation at break.

This makes the TPE family particularly suitable for a wide range of applications with direct food and mouth contact such as container and packaging seals, and parts of kitchen utensils and tableware. Other applications include sports items and cosmetics, as well as seals for hearing aids.

The applications with thermoplastic elastomers that are being showcased range from motor vehicle window profiles to consumer goods, to e-mobility applications, to electrosurgical instruments and a new mascara container. From October 16 to 20, at Booth 5303 in Hall B5, visitors to Fakuma will be able to have detailed technical discussions and interviews with the manufacturer’s market and materials experts about the wide range of potential applications provided by the company’s TPE solutions.