With elastomers from Kuraray
product dreams come true

Thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) are a special type of synthetic rubber. They combine the elastic properties of rubber with the benefits of thermoplastics, so they can be processed into almost any shape. TPEs have a pleasantly soft touch and good wear comfort. They also increase shock absorption. What’s more they are recyclable and improve the compatibility of plastics in many industrial applications. Kuraray's TPEs are environment-sound, free of PVC and do not need additional plasticisers. They are used for an extremely wide range of applications, including many plastic compounds for everyday products. Examples include toys, toothbrushes, medical tubes, sports equipment, sealants and car tyres. And that’s not all TPEs from Kuraray can do! More flexible types are used as lubricant additives and base components in adhesives. Kuraray is a leading supplier of TPEs and offers customers more than 30 different types with individual product properties.

  

VERSATILITY: SEPTON™

SEPTON™ products are hydrogenated styrene block copolymers brought onto the market by Kuraray in the 1990s. They have been steadily developed since then.

LIQUID RUBBER: LIR AND LBR

Kuraray Liquid Rubber (K-LR) is a range of high-viscosity isoprene (LIR) and butadiene (LBR) rubbers, whose benefits include increasing the service life of car tyres.

VIBRATION DAMPING: HYBRAR™

HYBRAR™ products are styrene block copolymers with very good vibration damping properties. They are particularly suitable for the production of sports shoes.

TRANSPARENCY: KURARITY™

KURARITY™ is the latest addition to our portfolio. It comprises diblock and triblock acrylic polymers developed by Kuraray for a wide range of new applications.
 


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