BUFORD, Ga.—Kraiburg has released a new thermoplastic elastomer that's medically compliant for use in the manufacturing of bracket covers for dental braces.
The firm's Thermolast M series is safe to use in dental applications and helps avoid discomfort during treatment. As the dental bracket cover is placed in the mouth to conceal both the front and the back of the teeth, the application calls for a Thermolast M material.
Kriaburg said the compound combines a Shore A hardness of 89 with appropriate mechanical, flow properties and transparency. The TPE can be processed by extrusion or injection molding methods, and the material will adhere to polypropylene with a two-shot or insert molded process.
This compound is serializable for multiple usage.
For more information, visit www.kraiburg-tpe.com.
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