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TPEs with food contact approval

TPEs with food contact approval

From toothbrushes to teething rings – many manufacturers of products for dental and oral hygiene are today specifying materials that have been approved for food contact in order to also ensure that they are highly non-irritant for skin and oral applications.


BASF and Mizuno upscale performance training shoes

BASF and Mizuno upscale performance training shoes

In line with its strategy to fuel the future of footwear with winning material solutions, BASF introduces Elastopan polyurethane for the midsole of Mizuno’s new training footwear – TC-01 and TC-02.


Run Photon run… with compounds from Kraiburg TPE

Run Photon run… with compounds from Kraiburg TPE

Kraiburg TPE is supplying thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) for several functional components of the Photon, an innovative educational robot. Two established Thermolast K compounds are being used for the running surfaces as well as the feelers and eyes of the interactive robot.


K 2019: New solid silicone rubber for improved fire safety

K 2019: New solid silicone rubber for improved fire safety

Wacker will be presenting a new flame-retardant solid silicone rubber for the rail industry at K 2019, the 21st International Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber. Elastosil R 771 meets the fire-safety codes applicable for all rolling stock in the European Union since 2018. T