ERJ staff report (DS)
Duluth, Georgia - Kraiburg TPE has launched a range of TPE materials with optimum grip even in the presence of moisture for a range of consumer, industrial and medical applications.
Wet Grip technology,offered under the Thermolast W trade name, offers up to three times the coefficient of friction (COF) of conventional TPE's for both dry and wet applications.That gives consumer product companies a competitive advantage in their industry or could even allow the access of new market areas with their products.
The Wet Grip technology, based on styrenic block copolymers (SEBS), is permanent and incorporated throughout the matrix. It does not migrate to the surface and dissipate over time and has no negative impact on processability in multi-component injection molding or extrusion processes. Kraiburg TPE has the ability to adapt the technology to its broad portfolio of Thermolast branded SEBS elastomer compounds.
Kraiburg TPE expects the Wet Grip technology to be adapted for a range of hand-held uses for diverse markets including sporting goods, lawn and garden, and watercraft.
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Press release from Kraiburg TPE