It is reported that KRAIBURG TPE will soon launch the new THERMOLAST® K series compound FG/SF for automotive applications. These compounds have a Shore A hardness of between 50° and 80°. They have excellent surface properties – not only wear resistance, but also strong adhesion to polypropylene, making them ideal for the manufacture of automotive interior parts. In addition to the standard black and natural colors, the products can be customized according to the needs of customers.
The new FG/SF compounds are also in line with OEM standards for the production of automotive passenger compartment interiors. These compounds have low VOC and UV resistance. The target range of applications includes floor mats and non-slip mats with complex geometries that require surface finishes and increased touch features such as thumbwheels and switches.