Elix Polymers will make its first appearance at the triennial K show in Düsseldorf this October (19-26). A leading manufacturer of ABS, resins and derivatives, at K 2016, the company will be showcasing new material innovations and markets.
Elix operates the third largest ABS production site in Europe and has five ABS compounding lines producing over 40 specialty grades with more than 300 color options. The company, which is now owned by Sun Capital Partners, is located at the largest chemical park in Spain, in Tarragona.
Elix Polymers sells into multiple end-user markets, notably automotive, healthcare devices, appliances, household appliances, consumer goods, and building & construction.
Among the exhibits will be R&D projects ongoing or in completion at Elix Polymers, including ABS grades with extra-low volatiles, which are already commercial, and high-heat ABS for automotive applications currently being launched onto the European market. The company will also be showing a new generation of metal platable grades of ABS introduced at this year’s VDI-K Plastics in Automotive Engineering congress in Mannheim, Germany that will reinforce the company’s market leading position in this market.
In addition, the company has also worked on developing blends of ABS with biopolymers and natural fibers, for which it was recognized earlier this year by industry consultant Frost & Sullivan, who honored the company with its New Product Innovation Award. Elix ECO ABS-NF fulfils some of the most demanding requirements of the automotive industry, and offers mechanical properties that are equal to or better than traditional glass fiber reinforced ABS.
Elix Polymers is now looking to expand its presence abroad. A new subsidiary, Elix Americas LLC, has just been established and speedy delivery of materials across the continent is ensured via new warehousing. North American plastics processors can now obtain its advanced ABS locally, backed by local commercial support.