KRAIBURG TPE is a global manufacturer of thermoplastic elastomers established in 2001 as subsidiary of KRAIBURG Group. It offers a broad range of compounds for applications in the automotive, industrial, consumer, and medical sectors. KRAIBURG TPE portfolio includes THERMOLAST®, COPEC®, HIPEX®, and For-Tec E compounds with three production sites in Germany, The United States and Malaysia.


  • Excellent UV-resistance for outdoor applications
  • Adhesion to engineering thermoplastics like ABS, PC/ABS, SAN, PMMA and ASA
  • Good resistance against polar chemicals, as well for oil and diesel
  • Suitable for injection molding and extrusion processing


  • Supersoft to 66 Shore D
  • Co-injection molding with a wide range of thermoplastic materials such as PP, ABS, PC, PC/ABS, PBT, PETG, ASA, SAN, PMMA, PET, PA 6/6.6/12, POM, PS, HIPS, etc.
  • Versatile internal coloring options
  • Translucent as well as transparent properties even for bonding compounds
  • Excellent mechanical properties
  • Elasticity at low temperatures to -40° C
  • High thermal stability up to 120° C and higher
  • Excellent UV-, ozone and weather resistance
  • Approvals based on Kalahari/Florida tests
  • Approvals according to RAL GZ 716/1 and CSTB/DER/BV-PEM standard (for window seals)
  • Approved for drinking water applications; series with FDA certificates and regulation (EU) No. 10/2011
  • Extrusion-optimized materials, also suitable for film extrusion
  • No use of latex and PVC
  • Free of heavy metals
  • Recyclable
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  • Optimum safety through Medical Service Package
  • Simple molding process and short cycle times for injection and co-injection molding and extrusion techniques
  • Guarantee of optimum raw material purity
  • Long-term raw material availability guaranteed
  • Resistance to isopropanol
  • No finishing (deburring) required for components
  • Compliance with clean room classifications during processing
  • 10 Shore A – 55 Shore D
  • Excellent resealing qualities
  • Outstanding mechanical properties
  • Optimum compression set
  • Precolored compounds available
  • Translucent and transparent compounds
  • Can be sterilized using the customary methods, EtO gas, superheated steam
  • (134 °C) or gamma ray treatment (2 x 35 kGy)
  • No use of latex, PVC and phthalat
  • Free of heavy metals
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  • 50 – 80 Shore A with bonding to PP
  • 50 – 80 Shore A with bonding to PA
  • Excellent thermal stability
  • Wide range of coloring options
  • Very good compression set
  • Low-temperature elasticity to -40 °C
  • Excellent mechanical properties
  • Outstanding fluidity
  • Smooth surface
  • Processing in co-injection molding process
  • Very good resistance to UV and weathering
  • Ideal for static seals
  • Recyclability
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  • Temperature-resistant up to 150 °C
  • Media resistant to engine oils or greases
  • Substantially reduced cycle times as compared to cross-linked elastomers
  • No annealing
  • Good flow properties
  • Lighter than elastomers by approx. 15 percent
  • Very good compression set
  • Waste and rejects can be returned to the production process
  • Black and natural colors, coloring possible
  • Multi-component injection molding with mechanical anchoring
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  • 60 – 80 Shore A
  • Processing in multi-component injection molding
  • Excellent adhesion to engineering thermoplastics like ABS and PC
  • Exceptional resistance to skin lipids, sun cream, olive oil and cleaning agents
  • Various coloring options possible in-house
  • Excellent mechanical properties
  • Low-temperature elasticity to -40 °C
  • High thermostability to 100 °C
  • Excellent UV, ozone, and weather resistance
  • Recyclability
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For-Tec E

  • 60 – 80 Shore A
  • Multi-component injection molding
  • Adhesion to partly aromatic polyamides, polyarylamides and polyamides such as
  • PA 12, PA 6 and PA 6.6
  • Exceptional resistance to skin lipids, sun cream, olive oil and acetone
  • Various coloring options possible in-house
  • Excellent mechanical properties
  • Low-temperature elasticity to -40 °CHigh thermal stability up to 80 °C
  • Excellent UV, ozone, and weather resistance
  • Free from latex, PVC, and heavy metals
  • Recyclability
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