Publication: Sep 08, 2023 Last updated: Mar 28, 2024

Safe, soft touch and ergonomic TPE to benefit pipette manufacturers 


KRAIBURG TPE, the global TPE manufacturer of a diverse range of thermoplastic elastomer products and custom solutions for a variety of industries offers its THERMOLAST® H, a safe and durable material solution to meet pipette manufacturers' varied requirements. 


KRAIBURG TPE, the global TPE manufacturer of a diverse range of thermoplastic elastomer products and custom solutions for a variety of industries offers its THERMOLAST® H, a safe and durable material solution to meet pipette manufacturers' varied requirements. Featuring good haptics, ergonomic advantages, soft-touch surface and more - this series is set to meet new trends that focus on sustainability, safety, and functionality. 

Thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) are ideal materials for interfacing laboratory apparatus or devices for fluid introduction, such as pipettes – thanks to its diverse range of hardness and durability that meets manufacturer’s requirements.

Pipettes come in various forms for different functions, such as manual to electronic ones designed for laboratory use. 

THERMOLAST® H series material advantages for pipette design and production

  • Good compression set for manufacturers to mold to required shapes for the pipette’s push button and bulb, which is important for dispensing the accurate quantity of specimens. 
  • Good sealing application for the pipette as TPE is able to retain its shape and properties.
  • TPE is a safe and durable material for pipette grip and handle applications. Its good haptics, ergonomic advantages and soft-touch surface minimize user hand and fingers fatigue and reduce thumb stress from pipette push button. 
  • Overmolding of TPE compounds on grips of the pipette can contribute to an anti-slip surface, ensuring safe transfer and accuracy of the specimen.  
  • Good adhesion with PP, PE, polar thermoplastics such as PC, ABS, PC/ABS, ASA, SAN, PET, PETG and PS through multiple injection molding.
  • Colorable – to differentiate its functions or give it an appealing color. Available in translucent and natural color for pre-coloration can be customized to suit customer specifications.
  • THERMOLAST® H is highly sensitive toward safety and has been tested in accordance with ISO 10993-5 and GB/T 16886.5 (cytotoxicity) and meet internationally recognized standards, such as; the US FDA CFR 21; Regulation (EU) No 10/2011; and REACH and RoHS. 
  • Free of animal ingredients, PVC, silicone, and latex, and sterilizable in an autoclave at 121°C or by EtO.
  • Available in 3 series, fulfilling varying pipette part application requirements:
    • HC/AD – compression set series
    • HC/RS/AP – resealing series
    • HC/AD1/AP – polar adhesion series

 

Speak with KRAIBURG TPE’s product specialists now to discover how THERMOLAST® H is the choice material solution for Asia Pacific’s health and strictly regulated medical applications

Sustainability successes of our TPE
KRAIBURG TPE’s recent sustainability innovations include a series of material solutions specially developed for automotive, consumer, consumer electronics, wearables and industry applications. Comprising up to 48% post-consumer recycled (PCR) and 50% post-industrial recycled (PIR) content, the material complies with multiple global standards such as FDA raw material compliance, RoHS and REACH SVHC requirements. KRAIBURG TPE also provides customers with product carbon footprint values.

Are you looking for a sustainable TPE solution? Talk to us! 
Our experts are happy to answer any questions you have, as well as to offer the right solution for your application.
 


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