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ELASTO Sweden and Polykemi AB offer customers new possibilities in two component solutions


Plastic compound manufacturer Polykemi and ELASTO Sweden, the Swedish arm of the Hexpol TPE Family have announced plans to launch a unique partnership in 2K compounds.

“Our cooperation means that we can now offer the market the best solution regarding 2K (two component solutions). 2K offers a solution where a soft TPE adheres to a harder thermoplastic resin. We have a tested concept and will take joint responsibility to ensure our materials result in the best possible end product, explained Polykemi’s sales manager Mattias Persson.  

Talks between the two companies have been going on for almost a year, in which cooperation and product development has been central to the partnership. “We are still two independent companies, but are now working closely together to develop and improve the possibilities to offer our customers intelligent two component solutions”, commented Caj Karlsson, key account manager at ELASTO Sweden.   

Polykemi will gradually stop the production of all TPE compounds softer than Shore A 85 and transfer the business to ELASTO Sweden.

“We will showcase two Swedish companies being world class - but in different areas. Together we offer the best solutions incorporating both hard plastics and soft TPE”, explains Karlsson. “This ensures a very broad product range with qualities working perfectly together.” 

“By working jointly from the start of a project, we offer customers a complete solution where high competence and confidence are the focus. The collaboration is unique. It gives our customers a great competitive advantage. Our material testing and development means they will know from the start that our materials function perfectly together. But we are never satisfied. We will continue to develop two component solutions together” added Persson.

“ELASTO’s and Polykemi’s way of working and company culture are an ideal match. We have a mutual interest to solve customer’s material needs in the best possible way, together we find the solutions that help our customers become more successful” concluded Karlsson.

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About HEXPOL TPE
The HEXPOL TPE Family 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 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.

HEXPOL TPE is part of HEXPOL, one of the world’s leading polymer groups. www.hexpol.com

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

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

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