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ELASTO continues to grow in China

At Chinaplas (Shanghai 23 to 26 April, booth #N3 A11), ELASTO China will show how their recent developments in thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) are introducing new possibilities to the Asia market and supporting their growing customer base.

The Chinese compounder, which is part of the HEXPOL TPE group, has been successfully expanding their Asia activities over recent years. Gareth Jefferson, regional director HEXPOL Compounding Asia, explained “The ELASTO and Müller Kunststoffe businesses have supplied customers in Asia for a number of years, initially to EU transplants and increasingly to locally owned moulders. To support our Asia customers HEXPOL decided to begin production of TPE at their Foshan site in China, the specialist ELASTO China TPE production facility came on stream in early 2013 and has allowed us to provide advanced, technical TPE solutions with competitive and flexible local supply”.

At Chinaplas the ELASTO China team will showcase a number of innovative applications for their Dryflex range of TPEs based on SBS and SEBS technologies. Toy and baby care applications in particular have been an expanding market for ELASTO China, where numerous manufacturers depend on the combination of soft-touch consumer appeal, processing efficiencies and quality assurance the Dryflex TPEs offer for this sensitive market.

During this important tradeshow ELASTO China will highlight a number of solutions that address growing trends and application requirements across a number of industries :

  • TPE adhesion compounds for PA, ABS, PC and PS substrates in multi-component processing
  • Crystal clear transparent compounds
  • TPE compounds with low compression set
  • Lightweight automotive solutions
  • Mediprene TPE compounds for medical applications
  • Conductive and anti-static compounds for electronics applications   

Ralph Wolkener, president Europe and Asia at HEXPOL Compounding added “We have been investing heavily in China, both in terms of advanced compounding and product development facilities as well as our local teams. We have expanded our technical sales resources to give our customers high levels of local product development and technical expertise. This has proved invaluable to a number of international companies that we are supplying as a world partner. They have the assurance of the same high quality production, technical expertise and local support across our EU and Asia operations.”


For further information please contact:
Jill Bradford
Marketing & PR Manager, HEXPOL TPE
tel +44 161 654 2369 | jill.bradford@hexpolTPE.com

HEXPOL TPE brings together the ELASTO businesses in Sweden, UK and China and Müller Kunststoffe in Germany. We are at the forefront in the development and manufacture of custom formulated thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) and complimentary compounds.

Our family delivers a trusted combination of material know-how, R&D, production capability and comprehensive technical services. Alongside European and Asian production and product development facilities, as part of the HEXPOL group of companies, we share an extensive global footprint covering EU, Asia-Pacific and NAFTA, enabling us to support our customers worldwide.

A comprehensive product portfolio covering TPS, TPO, TPV, TPU, soft PVC, cork compounds and masterbatch is led by global brands Dryflex®, Mediprene®, Lifoflex®, EPSeal®, Lifolit®, Lifocork®, Lifobatch® and Lifoprene®. We support OEMs, moulders and designers at all stages of product development in the medical, electronic, automotive, caps & closures, construction and consumer markets.

Mediprene®, Dryflex®, EPSeal® , Lifoprene®, Lifoflex®, Lifocork®, Lifolit® and Lifobatch® are registered trademarks property of the HEXPOL group of companies.