Kraiburg growing in Asia-Pacific on rising TPE

Gandhinagar, India—Growing applications of thermoplastic elastomers in the appliances and automotive industries in Asia-Pacific is prompting materials maker Kraiburg TPE GmbH & Co. KG to expand its plant in Malaysia.

In an interview at the recent Plastindia show in Gandhinagar, the company said the factory will add another extrusion line in mid-2018, after increasing its production five-fold since 2008, to 22.0 million pounds of capacity.

The company, based in Waldkraiburg, Germany, said the expansion will raise TPE production by 35% by mid-2018.

“Currently, the Selangor plant has…

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