ALBIS distributes new halogen-free TPE-compounds from UTEKSOL

Press Release   •   Nov 09, 2018 09:02 CET

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Hamburg, 11/09/18 - ALBIS PLASTIC GmbH expands its TPE-Portfolio with flame retardant Styrene-based thermoplastic Elastomers (TPS) of the brand SOLPLAST® from UTEKSOL. The halogen-free TPS compounds achieve V0 classification of the UL94 test at 2 mm thickness. In addition these compounds also fulfill the glow wire test at 960 °C for 2 mm thickness. The limited oxygen index (LOI) is higher than 30 %. The halogen-free TPS compounds are available in the hardness range from Shore A45 to Shore A85 in natural color as well as in black. Typical applications are for example flame retardant housing seals, grommets and cable bushings or assembly elements. The new SOLPLAST® series can be used for injection molding and extrusion.

“By expanding our ALBIS product portfolio to include halogen-free, flame-retardant TPE grades, we can now offer sustainable and very effective TPE flame retardant solutions, helping our customers efficiently to meet ever-increasing market demands", says Dr. Stefan Zepnik, Product Specialist for thermoplastic Elastomers at ALBIS.

UTEKSOL is an innovative, medium-sized compounding company with its headquarter in Slovenia. Originally, UTEKSOL was active in the shoe and leather industry. Today, the company develops and produces TPS compounds for various industrial applications and consumer products. UTEKSOL can look back on a rich history, which began in 1850 in the leather industry and in the second half of the 20th century turned into today's field of activity.

ALBIS PLASTIC GmbH is the strategic distribution partner of UTEKSOL and distributes TPS compounds of the brand SOLPLAST® from UTEKSOL since 2010.

ALBIS PLASTIC profile in brief

ALBIS PLASTIC is one of the leading globally operating companies in the distribution and compounding of technical thermoplastics and thermoplastic elastomers. In addition to the product portfolio of well-known plastic manufacturers, ALBIS offers the plastic processing industry a diverse product range of high performance plastics, compound solutions and masterbatches. In 2017, the ALBIS Group, which has more than 1300 employees, achieved sales of 1.017 million euros. With 23 subsidiaries worldwide, the Hamburg based company is strongly represented in Europe with a growing presence in North Africa, the Asia Pacific and the Americas. At five German locations as well as in Knutsford (UK), Duncan, South Carolina (USA) and Changshu (China), ALBIS produces compounds and masterbatches, in part specializing in high-quality recycled compounds and green materials. All sites are certified according to the IATF 16949 or ISO 9001 Standard.

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