MOSCOW (MRC) -- The next Fakuma show for the plastics processing industry is just around the corner, and materials supplier ELIX Polymers will present its innovations, as per the company's press release.
"These innovations are the result of our strong emphasis on product differentiation and some significant investments in R&D that make us stand out from suppliers of commodity ABS products," says Antonio Prunera, Head of Quality and Business Development.
Products to be featured at Fakuma 2018 include:
- plating grades for high-visibility automotive parts and for the sanitary industry;
- high-heat ABS for demanding automotive applications;
- specialty grades for consumer goods that benefit from such features as chemical resistance, laser-markability and very high flow;
- special ABS grades optimized for 3D printing using FFF/FDM technologies.
Making their debut at the show will be CC (Chemical Compliance) grades for applications where specifiers are increasingly concerned about the regulatory aspects of materials from which products are made. These include as toys, cosmetic containers, and products that come into contact with food. Reinforced standards applied during production of CC grades will enable ELIX to offer additional guarantees on regulatory compliance during the lifetime of finished products. The CC line comes with a package of extended services that will help OEMs carry out their product verification and stewardship processes.
ELIX Polymers is a specialist in the production of ABS (acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene) and SAN (styrene-acrylonitrile), and high-performance compounds blends based on these polymers, as well as polymer modifiers. It has major customers all around the world.
As MRC reported before, in June 2018, ELIX Polymers announced a new investment amounting to 4 million euros, whose objective is to optimize its ABS powder production facilities.
Located in a major chemical park in Tarragona, Spain, ELIX Polymers operates one of the largest ABS production sites in Europe. The operation starts in 1975, when the Tarragona ABS and SAN production plant was inaugurated. Its operations include five ABS compounding lines producing over 40 specialty grades, with more than 300 colour options. The company is also becoming more global in its operations: in late 2016, it took an important step in improving its services to North American customers when it opened a central warehouse for the region in New Jersey and reinforced the team at its main office in Florida. In China meanwhile, distribution partner Yixin Resources Co., which also provides technical and logistic services for customers, is helping ELIX Polymers gain new business with major local and international companies.