offers the medical-grade THERMOLAST® M range of TPE compounds for menstrual cup applications.
Until recently, the selling points for mensuration items like cloth pads, sanitary pads, sea sponges, menstrual discs, and other disposable menstruation products were focused on convenience and comfort. Sustainability has since emerged as an essential factor in consumer appeal.
Thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) are emerging as alternatives to silicones as common materials used in newer menstrual cups. Factors for consideration are that TPEs are hypoallergenic and sterile, ensuring safe use inside the human body.
Medically Approved TPEs
In KRAIBURG TPE’s medical-grade THERMOLAST® M range
?, the MC/tl series is a perfect fit for menstrual cup applications, since it combines durability with flexibility, and safety.The TPE series complies with medical approvals such as ISO 10993-4,5,10,11, USP , and VDI 2017, allowing for use in medical applications.
Additionally, the compound is sterilizable (autoclave 134°C, ß-/y-radiation 2x35 kGy, EtO) and is free from heavy metals, phthalates, latex, PVC, as well as animal ingredients.Other features are the pre-coloring options, as well as good compression set in a wide range of hardness and its soft touch properties.
Additionally, KRAIBURG TPE’s MC/tl series TPE compounds have good adhesion to PP and PE, allowing for flexibility in use.
Not only does KRAIBURG TPE’s THERMOLAST® M MC/tl series deliver multiple benefits for menstrual cup applications, including comfort, safety, convenience of use, and cleanliness, but it also comes with a Medical Service Package.
The Medical Service Package is a component of every KRAIBURG TPE’s THERMOLAST® M range of compounds and ensures the highest level of raw material purity and reliable 24-month supply security, during a defined change management procedure.Furthermore, this compound series ensures maximum safety with superior control execution, making it an excellent material choice for medical and pharmaceutical applications. Source: KRAIBURG TPE