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Müller Kunststoffe appoints Dr Peter Ryzko as new managing director

Müller Kunststoffe, the German arm of the HEXPOL TPE group, has appointed Dr Peter Ryzko as managing director from August 2015. Georg Ender, the outgoing managing director is to take a HEXPOL TPE group technical role.

Ryzko has many years’ experience in the polymer industry, having previously held a number of polymer and processing positions with The Freudenberg Group. Ryzko holds a Dr.-Ing. in mechanical engineering from the Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) at RWTH Aachen.

Speaking of his appointment, Ryzko commented “Müller Kunststoffe has a proud history of developing customer specific TPE and PVC compounds, with a talent for thinking differently and solving the unsolvable. I’m delighted to now be a part of their story. As a member of the HEXPOL TPE family, I’m also looking forward to working with colleagues around the globe to continue our development as a leading international provider of advanced TPE solutions”.

Georg Ender, who has worked at Müller Kunststoffe for 27 years, will be taking on a technical director role for the HEXPOL TPE group later this year, working alongside Klas Dannäs, who heads up the Global R&D teams. Ender commented “As technical director for HEXPOL TPE I’ll be working to consolidate our position as a leader in progressive TPE compounds. HEXPOL TPE maintain fast decentralised – but coordinated – teams across our operations. As we continue to expand, our strength will lie with these highly responsive, local teams, supported by global knowledge sharing, supplier partnerships and product development capabilities. Our goal is to engineer intelligent solutions which precisely match application requirements, but also to find solutions that meet gaps in the market. This is an exciting task and one which has sent our products across the globe”.


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