TPE compounder expands U.S. footprint.

With the aim of establishing a permanent U.S. headquarters and expanding its compounding capabilities in the Americas, thermoplastic elastomers supplier Kraiburg TPE Corp., Duluth, Ga., has broken ground for a new 65,000 ft2, $15-million headquarters in Buford, Ga. Completion of construction is slated for 2016. The company has been leasing its current facility since 2002, when it first entered the market in the U.S., Mexico, and South America.