Kraiburg TPE to use Shell’s gas-to-liquids technology


Calling it a first for the thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) sector, Kraiburg TPE is preparing for the commercial production of elastomers using Shell Risella X, a process oil made with Shell's gas-to-liquid (GTL) technology.

Kraiburg TPE said this new ingredient allows the thermoplastic elastomer supplier to develop pioneering, high-quality TPE-solutions for its customers. First tests showed improved compatibility in the TPE matrix due to the chemical structure of the oil. Shell and Kraiburg TPE's R&D departments are exploring the applications of this innovative product in the market.

"It is an on-going challenge for companies to improve the efficiency of their operations and continue to improve product quality," said Oliver Zintner, Director of Kraiburg TPE Europe, in the news release. "For us, part of the work to meet this challenge is being done via a new TPE product, developed in close cooperation with Shell, modified with a completely new raw material. The new raw material is the cutting edge synthetic process oil: Shell Risella X."...
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