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HEXPOL TPE appoint MLPlastics as Distribution Partner in Germany

The HEXPOL TPE group, a leader in the development and manufacture of custom formulated TPE and flexible polymer compounds have appointed MLPlastics as their distribution partner in the North of Germany. The group, which brings together the ELASTO and Müller Kunststoffe businesses, announced the appointment at the K2013 exhibition in Düsseldorf in October.

MLPlastics, based in Hamburg, Germany was founded in 2003. Their primary focus is on the development and distribution of specialized technical polymer compounds. MLPlastics will be supporting the market expansion of HEXPOL TPE’s Lifoflex and Dryflex TPE brands, with grades based on TPS (SBS, and SEBS), TPO and TPV technologies. Specialist grades have been developed including halogen-free flame retardant, conductive, adhesion grades for 2K applications, hydrophilic and compounds offering improved compression set performance. Dryflex and Lifoflex are used extensively in the consumer, automotive, construction and electronics markets.

MLPlastics will also be working with the group’s range of complimentary flexible polymer compounds including Lifolit soft PVC, Lifocork cork compounds, Lifoprene TPU and Lifobatch colour and additive masterbatches.

Speaking of the appointment Sven-M Druwen, European sales coordinator for HEXPOL TPE commented, “With increasing demand for our products and further potential for our group specialities, we felt the time was right to appoint a distribution partner in the North of Germany, to improve our local presence in area field, especially for small and medium enterprises. MLPlastics with an excellence in plastics processing, a deep knowledge in various plastics combined with a local footprint will be working closely with our team based at Müller Kunststoffe in Lichtenfels, Germany as well as our technical specialists in the UK and Sweden. This agreement will make HEXPOL TPE’s range of world class products more easily available.”

Patrick Bäßler, managing director MLPlastics added, “HEXPOL TPE has one of the widest portfolios of TPE solutions in the market. The advantage to customers is clear; we can offer them the best solution for their application, or indeed several polymers from different classes. This partnership will ensure our customers have access to the technical expertise and specialist knowledge the HEXPOL TPE family has to offer with the local contact and supply support from MLPlastics.”


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

For further information about MLPlastics visit www.mlplastics.de/