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ELASTO Sweden announces further investment in medical TPEs


ELASTO Sweden, part of the HEXPOL TPE group, has announced plans to invest in a new TPE production line at their facility in Åmål, Sweden.

The plans include high-quality twin screw technology, advanced raw material controls, supporting sub systems and analytics equipment. The new line is expected to come on stream in 2015. ELASTO Sweden specialises in the conception, formulation and production of tailored TPE compounds based on styrenic block copolymers. The company has a strong presence in the medical, consumer, toy and food markets, where there are stringent requirements in production management, traceability, consistency and cleanliness. Specialist knowledge and a deep understanding of new and emerging international regulations and quality assurance standards are also essential.

ELASTO Sweden operates HEXPOL TPE’s centre of excellence for medical TPE compounds and was the first European TPE compounder to be awarded the ISO 13485 certification for the development, manufacture, marketing and sales of Thermoplastic Elastomer compounds for the medical device industry. The standard places emphasis on the use of procedures to regulate and control how activities and processes should be performed. Above all these procedures need to be maintained and once established cannot be changed.

Kjell Fagerström, managing director at ELASTO Sweden AB commented, “We have a proud history of delivering unique and high-quality products to critical applications in the medical and consumer markets. This is possible due to the high standards we operate to; be it revolutionary new products, advanced compounding processes, in-the-field support or the quality assurance and testing to know our products perform as they should. We challenge ourselves to operate the World’s cleanest TPE factory. This investment is part of our on-going commitment to supply leading quality TPE products and the highest levels of support to our growing medical customer base”.

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About HEXPOL TPE
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.

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

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