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5th December 2016, Willich

FKuR Polymers expands portfolio with new TPE and Bio-TPE grades

The compounding specialist FKuR Polymers has expanded its portfolio of polyolefin compounds and thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) for injection moulding and extrusion applications. The portfolio now contains a variety of TPE based on SEBS and SBS, as well as bio-based TPEs with a high to a very high proportion of renewable raw materials, the company reports.

“TPE have been the focus of FKuR Polymers since its founding in 2015. Now we can offer these strategic products to the market. For example, with our SBS and SEBS based Macoprene S product types, we cover the hardness range from Shore A20 to Shore D40. TPE types based on SEEPS will follow,” commented Christian Dohmen, Managing Director.

Bio-based TPE

Co-managing Director Patrick Zimmermann added: “Another development goal of FKuR Polymers is the production of bio-based TPE. As a first result, we were able to present at K 2016 Terraprene grades from the higher hardness classes, in which we have substituted up to 90% of the petroleum-based raw materials by renewable resources.”

Wood-filled Terraprene TPE-S grades offer a natural look and have a pleasant haptic structure. © FKuR Polymers

“At present, we are working to achieve such high proportions within the softer grades. In doing so, we are always closely aligned with the requirements of our customers in order to be able to offer them tailor-made products in addition to our standard grades.”

According to the company, the participation in K2016 proved to be an important decision and was very successful. “As we saw, the interest in Bio-TPE is enormous. We have returned from the exhibition with a large number of specific inquiries that confirm the direction of our development activities and have generated further new ideas,” said Dohmen.

FKuR Polymers

FKuR Polymers is a manufacturer of TPE and Bio-TPE compounds, as well as customer-specific polyolefin-based compounds, both injection moulding and extrusion types being offered. FKuR Polymers is part of the FKuR Group, which is a leader in the development and production of bio-based and biodegradable compounds.

Influence of the proportion of renewable raw materials on the hardness of Terraprene. © FKuR Polymers

FKuR Polymers produces its TPE portfolio at the state-of-the-art compounding plants of FKuR Kunststoff.

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