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Kraiburg TPE responds to increasing demand for flame-retardant thermoplastic elastomers

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Waldkraiburg, Germany - Kraiburg TPE is responding to the increasing demand for flame-retardant thermoplastic elastomers by providing a diversified portfolio of Thermolast K types to meet the highest fire protection requirements. If even only a few kilograms of a thermoplastic material catch fire, the spreading flames can easily cause tremendous damage. Flame retardants (FR) containing halogens were therefore frequently used in the past, but if a fire breaks out, these can have serious negative effects on people, furniture and equipment, and the building involved. The effects are primarily due to thick billows of smoke that make people lose orientation on the escape routes, as well as toxic fumes and corrosive conflagration gases, which are detrimental to health and can be dangerous to the fabric of a building. The halogens’ corrosiveness is also considered to be a problem for maintaining a material’s properties during recycling of waste materials such as old vehicles. Kraiburg TPE is therefore continually working on consistently expanding its range of self-extinguishing thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) that provide halogen-free flame-retardant properties (HFFR). The materials meet the requirements of the UL94 V0 standard, i.e. they extinguish themselves in case of fire and don’t form into burning drops. The certification applies to all degrees of hardness available and all color variations produced at Kraiburg TPE. Being free of halogen in accordance with IEC 61249-2-21 also means that the material contributes to a significant reduction of harmful fire gases. Kraiburg TPE’s flame-retardant compounds thus meet the highest fire protection requirements, including those of the European Construction Products Regulation (EU-CPR) and the EN 45545 standard regulation for fire protection on rail vehicles. The following series are the highlights of Thermolast K’s HFFR types: FR1 compound series: injection molding and extrusion compounds providing good adhesion to polypropylene and with UL94 V0 classification, starting from wall thicknesses of 3 mm; and FR2 compound series: specially developed for thin-walled components providing UL94 V0 classification, starting from wall thicknesses of 1.5 mm, and with good adhesion to polypropylene. In addition, Kraiburg TPE offers a series of special HFFR compounds that is targeted towards direct adhesion to polar thermoplastics such as ABS, PC and selected types of polyamides. “Our halogen-free flame-retardant TPEs provide plenty of possible applications for flame-retardant multi-component parts with attractive tactile properties such as soft touch and a good grip,” emphasizes Dirk Butschkau, product marketing manager EMEA at Kraiburg TPE. Typical applications are in the fields of electrical engineering and electronics, such as connectors, switch boxes and flush-mounted sockets. The materials are also ideal for use in manufacturing cable coatings, cable bushings and cable clips, as well as for furniture components and door and window gaskets. The natural-colored compounds can easily be colored and provide excellent color stability. All products are manufactured at all Kraiburg TPE sites in the USA, Germany and Malaysia and are available worldwide. “The diversified portfolio of our halogen-free flame-retardant TPEs demonstrates our market-driven and customer-oriented competence in developing materials, which is targeted to implementing innovative product ideas of the highest quality,” says Franz Hinterecker, CEO of Kraiburg TPE. “One excellent example of these is the trendsetting cable bushing system from our customer Conta-Clip.” - * Email

The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Orion Engineered Carbons announces price increases on all specialty carbon blacks worldwide
Sinopec chooses Topsoe CATOX catalyst for Asia’s largest styrene butadiene rubber emissions control project
Franklynn Miller honored for 100th anniversary
Automated systems to create $2.28 billion materials characterization market by 2024
Linglong Tire partners with Cimcorp for plant automation

Monday, July 16, 2018
ASTM International launches collaboration platform for document development
AB Specialty Silicones completes significant research and development facility expansion
Industrial rubber market projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.6 percent through 2022
Camso earns recognition as a John Deere partner-level and hall of fame supplier
Lanxess to open research and development laboratory for aqueous polyurethane dispersions in Italy

Friday, July 13, 2018
Arlanxeo invests to reinforce its market position in synthetic rubber
Book of the day: Thermoplastic Elastomers
Hoosier Racing Tire exhibiting at International Elastomer Conference in Louisville, KY
Butadiene rubber market forecasts growth at 4.1 percent through 2025
GRI appoints Dr. Mahesha Ranasoma as CEO

Thursday, July 12, 2018
Zochem hosts visit from Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers leadership
ACE Products and Consulting achieves ISO/IEC 17025: 2017 accreditation
India's decline in domestic rubber production is worrying the tire industry
Nitrile butadiene rubber market projected to reach $1.39 billion by 2022
Birla Carbon announces the renaming of all its entities worldwide to Birla Carbon
Akron Rubber Development Laboratory, Inc. adds senior technical advisor

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Michelin offers two new underground mining tires
Mueller Industries has acquired ATCO Rubber Products
Cooper Standard agrees to acquire Lauren Manufacturing and Lauren Plastics
Bridgestone develops rubber composite that combines low fuel consumption and high fracture strength
Enviro Systems AB signs MoU to develop new tire recycling plant in Buffalo, NY
Tire industry backs new standards for better environmental labeling

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Continental is recalling 3,917 Conti Coach HA3 tires
Fluorspar market to grow at a steady CAGR of 2.7 percent through 2025
Michelin wants to sell wooden tires
Rogers Corporation acquires cellular elastomer and polyurethane manufacturer Griswold LLC
Trinseo celebrates 30-year anniversary of its pilot coating facility in Midland, MI

Monday, July 09, 2018
Bridgestone releases 2017-2018 sustainability report
Clariant expands partnership with Lintech International in the United States
Titan to host annual tire auction at upcoming North American farm shows
Michelin launches X Works Grip D extreme condition tire for enegry sector and logging fleets
Birla Carbon increases carbon black prices for all non-contract customers in Europe and Africa
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions expands research and development center in Stuttgart, Germany

Friday, July 06, 2018
Lord Corporation now offers digital signal conditioner for displacement product line
Book of the Day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers
Cooper Tires introduces two Discoverer AT3 series tires for pickup trucks
Nexen Tire ranks #1 in the tire segment of Global Customer Satisfaction Index for nine consecutive years

Thursday, July 05, 2018
Freudenberg Sealing Technologies develops special seal electric substations
Global disposable gloves market forecast to reach $10 billion by 2023
Global isoprene market forecast to grow at a CAGR of 7.47 percent through 2022
Omnova Solutions reports 27 percent year-over-year growth in Specialty Segment profitability
Yokohama Tire introduces the AVID Ascend GT grand touring tire
MonTech introduces state-of-the-art hardness tester featuring temperature control, humidity control and automation

Wednesday, July 04, 2018
Sumitomo Chemical to expand EPDM business with high-performance grades
Cooper Standard, Folds of Honor offer educational assistance to military families
Annual Michigan Rubber Group fishing outing will be held July 27
Dow, University of Michigan, Delta College collaborate to create innovation and education hub
Global market for latex medical disposables forecast to reach $6.4 billion by 2024

Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Falken ZIEX ZE001 A/S announced as factory standard tire for Mazda6
Dow Chemical to build alkoxylation facility on the U.S. Gulf Coast
Wacker show cases addition-curing solid silicone rubber grades at DKT 2018
Global OTR tire market forecast to reach $12.2 billion by 2025
Asahi Kasei to increase S-SBR production capacity due to high demand
Global liquid silicone rubber market to grow at a CAGR of 6.61 percent through 2021

Monday, July 02, 2018
Elastocon now accepting orders of less than 1 million pounds for all seven of its series of TPE grades
Yokohama Rubber eliminates counterfeit aluminum wheels in China
Global automotive super swamper tires market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 15.2 percent through 2026
Bekaert announces decision to close Figline-Valdarno site
DowDuPont declares a dividend of 38 cents per share

Friday, June 29, 2018
Cooper Standard announces groundbreaking of rubber mixing facility in Mexico
Omnova Solutions to close styrene butadiene facility in Green Bay, WI
RPM appoints two new independent directors to board
Sileather presents 100 percent silicone fabrics for healthcare
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles
LyondellBasell receives antitrust clearance from the European Commission for A. Schulman acquisition

Thursday, June 28, 2018
Sasol and Lintech International announce distribution partnership agreement
Acrylic elastomers market forecast to reach $983.9 million by 2022
Sid Richardson Carbon acquired by Tokai Carbon
Beltservice Corporation to acquire Rubber and Plastics Inc.
Global industrial rubber products market is projected to reach $155.5 billion by 2022
Clariant breaks ground on joint venture production site in Cangzhou, China

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Bridgestone develops world’s first polymer to bond rubber and resins at the molecular level
BASF increases prices for bismuth vanadate pigments worldwide
Dow Performance Silicones unveils Dowsil EA 3500G fast cure adhesive
Italian manufacturers of plastics and rubber processing machinery see 26 percent growth over last year
Macedonia invests EUR 8.5 million in tire recycling plant

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Continental presented with award for Taraxagum research project from the University of Münster
Tire manufacturer employees bring industry insights and perspectives to policy makers
Cooper Standard announces $150 million share repurchase program
Automotive additive manufacturing market forecast to reach $5.3 billion by 2023
LWB-Steinl expands offer by automation solutions
Strong silicone demand boosts Topco's revenue by double-digits

Monday, June 25, 2018
Sumitomo Riko starts construction on new R&D center in Hesse, Germany
Yokohama Rubber develops hardening accelerator for urethane waterproofing film
Wacker announces Intertronics as RTV silicone distributor in the U.K. and Ireland
Farm tires market forecast to grow at a 6 percent CAGR through 2028
Cooper Standard signs agreement with Inoac for Fortrex distribution in Japan and Asia

Friday, June 22, 2018
ExxonMobil starts production of hydrogenated hydrocarbon resin and halobutyl rubber in Singapore
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman
Michelin celebrates 10 years of a closed-loop process using micronized rubber powder from Lehigh Technologies
Fire resistant cable market projected to grow at a CAGR of 3.2 percent from 2018 to 2023
Trinseo announces increase to quarterly dividend

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Sid Richardson Carbon announces price increase on all carbon black products
Goodyear and Bridgestone's joint venture TireHub set to begin operations in July
PolyOne unveils the first-ever thermoplastic elastomer material able to resist blue jean staining
Global synthetic latex polymers market expected to reach $47.96 billion by 2026
Hoosier Racing Tire receives ISO 9001:2015 certification

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
AdvantaPure completes BPOG standardized extractables testing on three of its silicone tubing products
Nokian Tyres to increase production capacity for passenger tires at its Finland facility
Wacker Polymers announces price increase for vinyl acetate ethylene-based copolymer dispersions, dispersible polymer powders
Toyo Tire & Rubber develops aerodynamic simulation technology for tire flow design
ECG cables and ECG leadwire created with TPE, TPU and silicone market forecast to reach $1.75 billion by 2021

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Goodyear announces retirement of Laura Thompson, chief financial officer
Rubber additives processor PPS/Chempac acquired by Connecticut-based Rose Mill Company
Global chlorinated polyethylene market forecast to reach $890 million by 2025
Zeon announces global price increase for thermoplastic elastomer and hydrocarbon resin
Kraiburg TPE responds to increasing demand for flame-retardant thermoplastic elastomers

Monday, June 18, 2018
Albemarle to attend Citi's Chemical Conference in London
Myers Industries announces quarterly dividend
Momentive launches next generation of thermally resistant silicone PSA
Trelleborg keeps robots on the move
Technobiz announces USA Rubber Training Week 2018 - 5th Edition

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