Waldkraiburg, Germany – Kraiburg TPE has developed adhesion-optimised thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) compounds for medical applications, under a collaboration with polymer & chemicals company Eastman.
The Thermolast M-branded materials are tailored to adhere directly to Eastman copolyesters for medical packaging, seals and soft-tip applications.
Polypropylene, ABS, ABS/PC, and PET are among the other polymers suitable for use with the new compounds, said a Kraiburg TPE release supplied 24 Jan.
In tests, the materials showed “excellent peel strength” on various Eastman Tritan copolyesters, according to the press statement.
The TPE compounds…