With increasing urbanization, time management has become essential to boost household productivity. With more people striking a balance between work and home, advanced, high technology appliances are becoming indispensable. These appliances, which come with features such as voice command, sensors, and connectivity and security functions, halve the time delegated to household chores.
Underpinning this growth is the heightened crusade for digital economy, which has led to the greater adoption of automated processes in sectors where economic activities require high productivity, such as manufacturing, agriculture, construction, and others.
As such, the use of equally advanced, quality materials, such as thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs), in the manufacture of high technology products, can ensure optimum benefits for users.
KRAIBURG TPE, a global TPE manufacturer of a wide range of thermoplastic elastomer products and custom solutions for multiple industries, offers high-quality custom engineered TPE compounds for high technology consumer products.
Elements for innovations
From sealing and soft-touch to design innovation and versatile colorization, KRAIBURG TPE’s compounds can meet the functionality and performance required for household technology products. Furthermore, TPE materials can match the OEM specifications for design, aesthetics, weight requirements, and UL safety standards.
The TPE compounds are targeted at an array of household high technology products including automated voice-command enabled lawn mowers, robotic vacuum cleaners, robots for laundry folding and pool cleaning; wireless LED lighting and speakers; sensor-enabled door and window security devices, automated watering systems for gardens, and more.
Setting the standard for versatility
KRAIBURG TPE offers the THERMOLAST® K AD1 and AD/PA compounds, which come in natural and black colors for easy for colorization, at the same time, allowing for flexibility in a broad range of color designs.
The AD1 series has good adhesion properties with polar thermoplastics such as ABS, PC and PC/ABS. These compounds also have optimized flow properties, allow for soft-touch surfaces, are UV resistant, and can be demolded. The series can be process through injection molding and extrusion.
Additional benefits of the AD1 series include controlled emissions and odor, which provide the edge to target possible applications such as sealing for portable vacuums and window cleaning robots; gasket filters, grommets, thumb wheel of the lawn robot; and more.
Meanwhile, the AD/PA series, suitable for application in functional and design elements is essential free of halogens (according to IEC 61249-2-21), which is required by a large segment of the market. This series has good adhesion with PA as well as good processability and colorability.
Possible applications are buttons, cover bodies and grip brushes of robots for swimming pools, window cleaning brushes, filter bags of vacuum cleaners, and more.
Both the THERMOLAST® K AD1 and AD/PA series of compounds conform to international criteria for safety including the flammability UL 94HB standards.
Customer satisfaction, anytime, anywhere
At KRAIBURG TPE, we go the extra mile in our dedication to quality, selection, and support. You can choose from a unique range of products that thoroughly cover your requirements. Our dedicated customer service accompanies our offer of high-quality and custom-engineered products. Our team of specialists will assist you in any project phase with their comprehensive expertise and creativity. Our offices worldwide will cater your needs. Complete customer satisfaction with the full range of expertise and services is assured at KRAIBURG TPE.