德国橡胶工业贸易联合会WDK（Wirtschaftsverband der deutschen Kautschukindustrie）近期宣布，将会组建一支新的队伍，专门进行TPE的生产。这个决定是WDK四月中旬在柏林召开的年度会议中一致决定通过的。
The German rubber industry trade federation wdk (Wirtschaftsverband der deutschen Kautschukindustrie) has announced the creation of a new working group dedicated to thermoplastic elastomers. The decision has been unanimously taken by the bureau and the general assembly of the wdk during their annual meeting in Berlin in mid-April.
“With the establishment of a TPE working group the wdk takes into account the dynamic development of this class of materials,” said wdk managing director Boris Engelhardt. Because of their material properties and applications the establishment of a TPE working group within the wdk is an appropriate and logical addition to the range of materials represented by the association,Engelhardt said. He furthermore pointed out that the expertise within the wdk in the fields of drinking water and food contact applications and regulations could be usefully applied for the technical and material requirements of TPE products.
The increased attention regarding TPEs emphasises the alignment of the wdk as the central association of processors of elastomers, Engelhardt concluded.