Kraiburg launching hot water compounds 

Compliant with  KTW-BWGL standard

Kraiburg TPE to launch hot water compounds compliant to the KTW-BWGL standard

Kraiburg TPE – a global manufacturer of custom-engineered thermoplastic elastomers – is about to launch an innovative new technology: Thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) for applications in the drinking water and sanitary industry that comply with the strict KTW-BWGL standard, which will become binding for TPEs from March 2025 as well. These compounds are intended to be used for seals, sealings and components such as showerheads and meet all relevant requirements in the European Union for final products that come into contact with cold water, warm water and, for the first time, hot water.

The new Hot Water TPEs in the Thermolast DW series presented at Fakuma 2023 will replace the previous DW and DW/CS products. They are not only regarded as being the first compounds of their kind for hot water applications but also make Kraiburg TPE the only supplier of non-cross-linking TPEs in this market segment.

Our trendsetting new Hot Water TPEs already meet the requirements of the KTW-BWGL standard for organic materials in contact with drinking water even today,” says Hartmut Arheidt, market manager for Industry at Kraiburg TPE. “All relevant tests have largely been completed and we expect the final KTW-BWGL certification to be provided before the end of this year. This will minimize our customers’ approval effort and accelerate the launch of next-generation applications.”

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