Kraiburg TPE, a global manufacturer of thermoplastic elastomer products and custom solutions for a wide range of industries, has introduced the Thermolast H HC/AD1/AP series of compounds that allow adhesion with a range of polar thermoplastics.
The medical device industry is driving product innovation to meet the demands of today’s advanced healthcare system. Thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) are widely used in medical technology because of their high strength, transparency, biocompatibility, as well as soft-touch surface, and superior adhesion properties.
Recently, Kraiburg added the HC/AD1/AP polar adhesion series to the Thermolast H product family that offers superior bonding with PC, ABS, PC/ABS, PETG, and PCTG polymers.
Heng Hooi Chi, Product specialist at Kraiburg, says on the material advantage of the Thermolast H series: “Thermolast H is your material solution for healthcare and medical device application needs with superior adhesion to engineering thermoplastics such PC, ABS, PETG, etc. Our high-quality material solutions meet Asia Pacific medical standards and custom-engineered support at all project stages upon request.”
Aditya Purandare, Project manager of Market Launch, Thermolast H Asia Pacific, commented: “Manufacturing Thermolast H, the exclusively designed TPE for the Asia-Pacific medical device market requirements in Malaysia, will benefit our Asian customers with a high-quality product, quick lead times, application and technical support as well as product customization.”
Design flexibility for products
Kraiburg TPE’s Thermolast H HC/AD1/AP series, which is available in hardness ranging from 30 to 80 Shore A, has optimized mechanical properties and soft touch surface for product design flexibility.
The series is available in natural colors for flexible coloration options since manufacturers are increasingly looking for opportunities to strengthen their competitive edge by enhancing their product aesthetic impact.
Kraiburg’s Thermolast H HC/AD1/AP series can be directly injection molded (without bonding agents) to adhere a hard thermoplastic with a soft TPE compound, allowing for savings in multi-component applications, as well as rendering shorter assembly and production times.
Targeted at the medical device sector, the Thermolast H HC/AD1/AP series can be sterilized. Furthermore, this series is free of animal ingredients, PVC, silicone, and latex.
This makes the compound ideal for use in healthcare and medical device applications such as handles, grips, push buttons, seals, valves, flexible connectors, and other products requiring high levels of safety and hygiene.
Kraiburg’s recent sustainability innovations include a specially developed material solution for automotive, consumer, and industrial applications comprising post-consumer recycled (PCR) and post-industrial recycled (PIR) content.