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Asahi Kasei Plastics North America, Inc. of Fowlerville, Michigan has licensed Polyplast Compound Werk GmbH (PCW), of Eilenberg, Germany to manufacture and distribute its Thermylene brand of specialty chemically coupled glass reinforced polypropylenes (PP).
PCW will market Thermylene® to their customer base and develop new business for the brand throughout Europe from their three strategically located divisions in Eilenburg, Straelen and Bingen am Rhein, Germany. “Licensing Thermylene® to Polyplast makes our products available globally,” said John Moyer, Asahi Kasei Plastics, President.
“Asahi Kasei Plastics values partners like Polyplast who share our philosophy to produce quality products and are committed to delivering a high level of customer satisfaction,” continued Moyer.
PCW has over 50 years of compounding experience, ISO 9001 certification and an established line of specialty compounded products including Decelith® and Ongrolit® (PVC-Compound), Saxene® (PP-Compound), and Saxomer® (TPE-Compound). “Thermylene® offers our customers proven options for reducing weight and improving performance as a cost-effective alternative to Nylon and long glass reinforced polypropylene in automotive and other applications,” said Matthias Hildenbrand, Polyplast Müller Group chief financial officer.
“Our customers will appreciate the product design flexibility and process enabling benefits Thermylene® provides,” continued Hildenbrand.
Polyplast Compound Werk GmbH focuses on R&D and production of tailor-made compounds. A team of experienced engineers and technicians are on hand for development of products for specific applications. Thermylene® characteristics can be expertly adjusted to meet the performance requirements of a customer’s particular application for maximum benefit. In order to meet the future demands and development of the plastics processing sector, further investment in manufacturing optimization includes new equipment, technology and the construction of additional highly productive compounding facilities is underway.
Polyplast Compound Werk GmbH, located in the town of Eilenburg, Germany, is part of the Polyplast Müller Group of companies also including Polyplast Müller GmbH in Europe, Colortech Inc. (Canada) and Colortech, Inc. (USA) who provide masterbatch products and services worldwide.