Kraiburg, Eastman collaborates develop medical grade TPE

Kraiburg, Eastman collaborates to develop medical grade TPE

7:29 AM, 28th January 2019
Medical grade TPE

WALDKRAIBURG, GERMANY: Kraiburg TPE collaborated with Eastman to develop a range of innovative high-purity TPEs. They have developed a range of THERMOLAST® M thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) with the capability to adhere directly to specialized polymers used in medical applications, including Eastman’s Tritan™ copolyester, PP, ABS, ABS/PC, and PET.

“We are in the process of expanding our portfolio for the medical and pharmaceutical markets and for this purpose we are focusing on developing new materials for innovative products,” said Oliver Kluge, business unit manager medical applications, Kraiburg TPE.

The medical compounds made by Kraiburg TPE allows for design flexibility, ease of processing and meet all standards for surfaces requiring enhanced grip and slip resistance. They can also be sterilized using standard treatments with ethylene oxide (EtO), gamma or electron radiation.

“The optimal combining of hard and soft components through injection molding is an excellent way to leverage the benefits of Tritan™ copolyesters’ outstanding attributes and the added functionality brought by the Kraiburg TPE,” said Ludovic Gardet, application development & technical service, Eastman.

Kraiburg TPE supports its customers and injection molders in the medical and pharmaceutical sectors with a unique service package that ensures with strict international standards for biocompatibility, purity and quality.

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