Kraiburg TPE will introduce three new products featuring flame retardance, scratch resistance and Co Adhesion with Nylon (CO/NY) properties respectively at CHINAPLAS 2013.The Flame Retardant TPE, FR/AP series, is a newly developed halogen-free intumescent flame retardant (HFFR) based on phosphorus and nitrogen synergism, and the flame retardant effect is achieved through intumescence.
When exposed to flames, the thermoplastic material will foam. When this happens, the carbon foam layer will protect the polymer with its heat insulating effect, limiting oxygen access to prevent the thermoplastics from dripping.Kraiburg says the overall results of this HFFR compound showed good flame retardant consistency and processability. The series consists of compound from the hardness range from 40 to 90 Shore A in both natural and black color. The UL V0 listing is completed for specimen with minimum thickness 3mm.
As for the new Scratch Resistant TPE, the SCR series, it is said to offer offers superior scratch resistance, such as mechanical stress with the scratching motion of a sharp edge or rounded object.Meanwhile, the PA Adhesion TPE, CO/NY series, features strong nylon/PA bonding with TPE compound, even with softer compounds and has good adhesion in co-injection and insert molding.