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ELIX Polymers to Debut at K 2016: To Focus on ABS-based Innovations & Technologies

Published on 2016-07-08. Author : SpecialChem

ELIX at K 2016
ELIX Polymers will make its first appearance at the triennial K show in Düsseldorf this October (19-26).

Now owned by Sun Capital Partners, ELIX Polymers has since gone through a radical reorganization to emerge as a highly successful supplier to major customers around the world. The company operates one out of the largest chemical parks in Spain (in Tarragona), with among the largest ABS production sites in Europe, and with five ABS compounding lines producing over 40 specialty grades with more than 300 color options.

ELIX – New Materials & Technologies

ELIX Polymers also has an unmatched service portfolio, highly appreciated by customers for its short lead times, comprehensive problem-solving capabilities, flexibility and reliability. The company sells into multiple end-user markets, notably automotive, healthcare devices, appliances, household appliances, consumer goods, and building & construction.

ELIX at K 2016
ELIX Polymers to Display New Materials & Technologies
At K 2016, ELIX Polymers will put the spotlight on new material innovations and markets. With a strong emphasis on product differentiation that makes it stand out from suppliers of commodity ABS products, R&D projects ongoing or in completion at ELIX Polymers cover, among others:
• grades with extra-low volatiles (already commercial);
• high-heat ABS for automotive applications (currently being launched onto the European market);
• a new generation of metal platable grades of ABS that will reinforce the company’s market leading position in this market (introduced at this year’s VDI-K Plastics in Automotive Engineering congress in Mannheim, Germany);
• blends of ABS with biopolymers and natural fibers (advanced development).

Development work that ELIX Polymers has carried out on ABS compounds containing natural fibers was recognized earlier this year by industry consultant Frost & Sullivan, who honored the company with its New Product Innovation Award. ELIX ECO ABS-NF fulfils some of the most demanding requirements of the automotive industry, and offers mechanical properties that are equal to or better than traditional glass fiber reinforced ABS.

ELIX Polymers is now looking to expand its presence abroad. A new subsidiary, ELIX Americas LLC, has just been established and speedy delivery of materials across the continent is ensured via new warehousing. North American plastics processors can now obtain its advanced ABS locally, backed by local commercial support.

About ELIX Polymers

ELIX is among the leading manufacturers of ABS (Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene) resins and derivatives in Europe. Operating from its head office in Tarragona, Spain, and with sales support teams in all key markets, ELIX specializes in providing tailor-made solutions for high-quality thermoplastics applications.

ELIX Polymers is experts in ABS polymers and we have the resources, expertise and experience to create value for its customers through highly individual solutions.

Source: ELIX Polymers

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