New Standards in Haptics: Thermoplastic Elastomers for Packaging and Design


Reduced, smart and high quality - the packaging and design market is changing. Based on long-term experience, KRAIBURG TPE incorporated and developed a perfect material solution for applications for various market sectors where a friction optimized surface is required.

These new thermoplastic elastomers come with an excellent high-quality surface, a low coefficient of friction and long flow paths. Smooth Touch TPEs are the go to TPE choice for applications where the feel make the difference. With this unique and low friction surface KRAIBURG TPE sets new standards in haptics.

The compounds are available worldwide in various hardnesses and colors. The solutions offer themselves for applications with direct and indirect food contact, items in the beauty segment, packaging, and design.

Our Know-how – Your Advantage

  • Excellent haptics
  • Low friction
  • Very good processing and demolding
  • Easily cleanable surface
  • Adhesion to Polyolefins 
  • Excellent closure and sealing function
  • Free of phthalates and PVC 
  • Compounds available in translucent colors or pre-colored
  • In-process recycling possible


  • Regulation (EU) No 10/2011
  • US FDA CFR 21
  • GB 4806-2016
  • Mercosur N°39/19
  • Conformity according to DIN EN 71-3 
  • REACH and RoHS approved
Fact Sheet Smooth Touch TPE for Packaging and Design pdf / 0,63 MB

"Motivated by design and packaging requirements, we are very well prepared for current and future projects with these new, enhanced compounds. We look forward to many exciting projects with the new Smooth Touch series, which are also particularly convincing when low surface friction is required."

B. Eng. Eugen Andert
Product Development at KRAIBURG TPE


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