KRAIBURG TPE to Exhibit at Plastimagen 2013

Leading Global Supplier of Thermoplastic Elastomer(TPEs) to Make Debut at International Trade Show

DULUTH, Ga. - KRAIBURG TPE has announced its participation at the Plastimagen Mexico 2013 trade show March 12-15 in Mexico City, Mexico. This will be the first appearance for KRAIBURG TPE Americas at Plastimagen (Booth #1638). The decision was made to participate in this year's trade show due to growing business opportunities with key end users and processors in Mexico.

KRAIBURG TPE Commercial Manager Alberto Oba, who oversees business in Mexico and Central America, will lead the company's delegation at the show. This year's 18th International Plastics Exhibition and Conference represents the largest event for the plastics industry in Mexico and Latin America. Exhibitors and attendees will be introduced to the latest in technology in machinery and equipment, raw materials, molds and tooling, Instrumentation and process control, as well as developments in end-use industries such as packaging, automotive, medical, electronics, and consumer goods.

"We are enthusiastic about meeting our current customers and displaying our technical solutions to numerous other prospects," said Katherine Olano, Distribution and Marketing Specialist for KRAIBURG TPE. "We are confident that this trade show will become a successful part of our growing presence in Latin America."

At the show, KRAIBURG TPE will showcase its broad product TPE offering including THERMOLAST® K, W, M, COPEC® and For-Tec E(TM). THERMOLAST® K materials have versatile use and were developed to meet current market demands. They are used in virtually any industry and can be processed via injection molding, extrusion, or blow molding.

Meanwhile, KRAIBURG TPE's THERMOLAST® W compounds maintain their coefficient of friction when wet unlike typical TPEs which are usually slippery when wet. This distinct attribute makes THERMOLAST® W an excellent fit for sports equipment, catering trays, and essentially any gripping application where surface moisture is present.

KRAIBURG TPE will also showcase its THERMOLAST® M series for medical and pharmaceutical sectors. These materials offer USP Class 6.6.1, DIN ISO 10933-4, -5, -10 and -11 approvals and are widely used for medical and surgical equipment.

Lastly, the company will discuss its latest product introduction, COPEC® and For-Tec E(TM) TPEs for consumer applications. These two series offer strong chemical resistance against hand oils and velvet-like haptics (COPEC®) and excellent nylon bonding (For-Tec E(TM)), making them a notable ingredient for electronics products. They are useful for end products that are touched and handled frequently.


KRAIBURG TPE (, based in Duluth, Ga., is a global manufacturer of thermoplastic elastomers based on hydrogenated styrene block copolymers (HSBC). In addition to custom solutions, the company offers under brand name THERMOLAST®, a broad spectrum of market-specific compounds covering a wide range of applications. With the high-performance TPE HIPEX®, KRAIBURG TPE is opening up the world of rubber to all thermoplastics processing companies and with the new compounds COPEC® and For-Tec E, it is entering new dimensions in terms of haptics, adhesion, and chemical resistance for consumer electronics products. The TPE specialist has production sites in Germany, USA, and Malaysia. The sales organization covers France, Italy, Spain, China, India, Taiwan, Mexico and Brazil. In further countries, KRAIBURG TPE is represented by a distributor. More information is available at

Company Contact:

Katherine Olano

Distribution & Marketing Specialist


2625 North Berkeley Lake Road

Suite 100, Duluth, GA 30096

Ph: (678) 584-2350

Fax: (678) 584-0500

Press Contact:

Joseph Grande

(413) 684-2463

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