Waldkraiburg, Germany - Kraiburg TPE has started a ‘campaign’ to develop custom-engineered thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) containing variable proportions of renewable raw materials
The goal, it said, is to meet rising demand for ‘environmentally friendly’ and sustainable TPEs through innovative developments with customers and other players in the supply chain.
A particular focus in on ‘bio-based’ materials that are truly sustainable in terms of saving resources and protecting the environment.
This, said Kraiburg, encompasses water footprints, with factors including irrigation, fertilizers, transport energy and energy consumed for reprocessing.
“Part of the…