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ELIX Polymers (Tarragona, Spain) plans to invest in a new compounding line at its Tarragona site. The company's planned investment is part of its strategic objective to become a leading manufacturer of pre-colored ABS resins and blends as well as tailor-made specialties used in automotive, healthcare, consumer, appliances and electronics applications.

PlasticsToday Staff

February 12, 2016

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ELIX Polymers adds ABS compounding line

Spanish ABS compounding site to get new line.

The new line will incorporate state of the art technologies for thermoplastics compounding production, specifically for ABS and ABS blends, and will be developed in cooperation/partnership with leading suppliers of these technologies. The line will include a twin screw compounder, ZSK 92 Mc18 from Coperion GmbH, and an underwater pelletizing system, 7EAC from Gala Kunststoff GmbH.

The line, which will come into operation by Q2 2016, will reportedly provide ELIX Polymers with greater flexibility to deliver a wider range of tailor-made solutions and will increase capacity on top of the current compounding line.

The new investment is an important step forward in ELIX´s Excellence in Operations Program, and it will improve efficiency in operations and energy resources, whilst ensuring highest safety standards. The program is part of the company's strategy, focusing on customers' demands for increased flexibility in customized solutions and reduced lead times as part of ELIX´s service differentiation.

David Castañeda, Operations Director at ELIX Polymers said: "This program is part of ELIX´s strategic plan for our new company positioning and transformation. It has been successfully implemented, optimizing the operating profile and resulting in a highly efficient, reliable and profitable company."

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