KRAIBURG TPE Enhancing Interdental Brush Performance with Sustainable TPE

KRAIBURG TPE Enhancing Interdental Brush Performance with Sustainable TPE

KRAIBURG TPE’s THERMOLAST R-RC/FC/PCR/AP series, designed for the Asia Pacific market, is suited for interdental brush and other dental tools application.

Using cutting-edge materials such as thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) from the bristles to the handle ensures that the design and functionality required for interdental brushes are met. The THERMOLAST R-RC/FC/PCR/AP series from KRAIBURG TPE, a global TPE leader, offers a wide hardness range of 30-90 Shore A, efficient processing via multi-component injection molding, and good adhesion with PP, among other benefits.

Recycled content for sustainability

The THERMOLAST R-RC/FC/PCR/AP series offers unique combination of features and properties to achieve design and functionality outcomes for interdental brushes, particularly grip, handle, and tip cover applications. The series features 9-35% post-consumer recycled content (hardness-dependent).

Customizable surface for outstanding usability

THERMOLAST R-RC/FC/PCR/AP series allows for the customization of a wide range of surfaces, from soft-touch and smooth or silky feel to high surface friction, depending on the design requirement. The series’ exceptional anti-slip feature makes it ideal for applications requiring an ergonomic grip and easy maneuvering.

Regulatory compliance for product safety

THERMOLAST R-RC/FC/PCR/AP series conforms with REACH SHVC and RoHS, ensuring that the material is free of restricted chemical or hazardous substances, as required by European regulations. The series also meets food contact regulatory criteria including (FDA) CFR21.

Aesthetics for product marketability

THERMOLAST R-RC/FC/PCR/AP series enables manufacturers to incorporate value-added features into their products. Furthermore, with precoloration options, the series, which is available in both natural and translucent colors, may be customized in a variety of hues for a vibrant and appealing look of the products.

Sustainability successes of our TPEs

Besides interdental brush applications, 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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