KRAIBURG TPE has been developing and manufacturing thermoplastic elastomers for decades. In order to remain successful in the future, manufacturer KRAIBURG TPE is following its strategy and continuing to build on one of its core competencies: customer focus.
The use of thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) has been an integral part of plastics processing for many years. Thermoplastic elastomers combine the positive features of plastics for processors, and those of elastomers for product developers and designers. They belong to a group of materials that can be classified somewhere between plastic (thermoplastics) and rubber (elastomers) in structural and behavioural terms, and have now become established as a standalone material class.
KRAIBURG TPE compounds are used in the automotive, industrial and consumer sectors as well as in the medical and pharmaceutical industries. Using TPE not only has advantages for the product but also economic benefits for the processor. They help to enhance products and differentiate them from the competition. KRAIBURG TPE will be by the customer's side, right from the first product idea in the development process through to serial production. KRAIBURG, the TPE specialist, has made this customer focus one of its four core competencies.
For KRAIBURG TPE, this close collaboration with processors at a national and international level is a well-functioning 'radar' for identifying technological change and future market challenges at an early stage.
KRAIBURG TPE is therefore not only a supplier but a partner. New topics and concepts are advanced in production, development and application technology workshops together with customers and dealers. KRAIBURG TPE itself has further expanded its production sites in Germany, the US and Malaysia as well as its sales network. These sometimes considerable investments have provided the prerequisites for continuing in its leading role on the market and for being prepared for further growth in the future.
KRAIBURG TPE (www.kraiburg-tpe.com) is a global manufacturer of thermoplastic elastomers. From its beginning in 2001 as subsidiary of the historical KRAIBURG Group founded in 1947, KRAIBURG TPE has pioneered in TPE compounds, today being the competence leader in this industry. With production sites in Germany, the US, and Malaysia the company offers a broad range of compounds for applications in the automotive, industrial, consumer, and for the strictly regulated medical sectors. The established THERMOLAST®, COPEC®, HIPEX®, and For Tec E® product lines are processed by injection moulding or extrusion, and provide numerous processing and product design advantages to manufacturers.
KRAIBURG TPE features innovative capabilities as well as true global customer orientation, customised product solutions and reliable service. The company is certified to ISO 50001 at its headquarters in Germany as well as in Malaysia and holds ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications at all global sites. In 2016, KRAIBURG TPE, with over 550 worldwide employees, generated sales of €167 million.