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Basis Polymers

The group of Basic Plastics typically counts Polyethylene (PE), Polypropylene (PP) and Polystyrene (PS). These 3 polymers account for about 50% of the world’s plastic consumption, and are used in everything from foils, packaging, furniture, toys, water bottles, beer boxes, medical devices, hoses, pipes, insulation etc. The base polymers (especially PP) can be added to a wide range of additives to add special properties.

PE - Polyethylene

The PE family ranges widely from the soft and flexible EVA to the stiffer HDPE. Polyethylene is a large group of different materials with excellent electrical insulation properties and resistance to water and chemicals. The materials are characterized by high flexibility, milky appearance, low density and price. There is great variance in the mechanical properties within the different qualities of the group.

Polyethylene can be processed in all processes and used very widely for, among other things, foils for food and industry, transport boxes, pipes, bottles, canisters, tanks, toys, shoes, medico, etc.

Plastcom offers: LDPE, LLDPE, VLDPE, HDPE, and EVA

Manufacturer - Versalis

Versalis produces all types of polyethylene from their many factories located across Europe.

Works in Italy, Germany, France and Hungary produce a broad portfolio of EVA, VLDPE, LLDPE, LDPE and HDPE.

Versalis is fully integrated with the oli- and gasindustry, and are known for their stable supply and high quality standards.

From our central warehouse in Kolding, we stock products in all material groups.

PP - Polypropylene

Polypropylene is the world’s most widely used thermoplastic. It is characterized by a good balance between thermal and chemical resistance, good electrical and technical properties, as well as price.

The material is available in 3 primary material groups. Homopolymer which is hard crisp and transparent. Copolyms that are impact-modified and milky in appearance, as well as Random Copolyms, which are impact-modified but still transparent.

The material is easy to process in most processes and the scope is very wide. Applications are everything from medical containers, packaging, fibers to clothes/diapers, foils, pipes, furniture, toys, lids, boxes, etc.

Plastcom offers: PPH, PPC and PPR

Manufacturer - Miscellaneous

We work with different suppliers of PP to meet customers’ wishes.

PS - Polystyrene

Polystyrene is a thermoplastic, amorphous polymer that is produced from the petrochemical monomer styrene. Polystyrene is a material with exceptional versatility and light material, with good mechanical properties, highly insulating and easy to reproduce and recycle.

The PS family ranges widely from super-transparent, crisp products, to high-impact qualities. Can also be skimmed to flamingo (Air-pop). Polystyrene is found in the types GPPS – glass clear, HIPS – impact resistant and EPS – expanded (flamingo).

The main applications range from industrial and food packaging, small and large household appliances, building insulation, electrical and electronic equipment, automotive components and toys.

Plastcom offers: GPPS and HIPS

Manufacturer - Versalis

Versalis styrene production facilities are located in Mantua, Italy and Százhalombatta, Hungary. The processes are all based on proprietary technology, and Versalis is known internationally for their high technological expertise.

All development on the control side is mainly carried out at the Mantua Research Center, which is responsible for the development of new products and processes.

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PVC

Elastomers

Recycle
Post Consumer/Industrial

Sustainable
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Consumer Costumized
Compounds

Masterbatch
Colors and Additives

Cases and industry solutions

From plastic raw materials to plastic products with very specific properties.

Plastcom has extensive experience with products, specifications and materials for the automotive industry.

Our suppliers work broadly with the European and Asian car industry and we have a wide range of materials approved for different car manufacturers.

We have experience with the very small technical components for storing impressive engine covers.

Automotive Components

Plastics are widely used in the construction industry and Plastcom has solutions for many different applications.

We supply hard and soft materials for e.g. window frames and seals, roofing sheets, cable trays, gutters, downspouts, etc.

Construction industry

Food contact materials, migration tests, specific migration limit, color fastness, thermal fastness and much more are concepts that we work with on a daily basis.

Great demands are made on the safety of the materials, and not least the documentation for this.

In practice, Plastcom delivers a myriad of solutions for the transport sector as well as many other areas within food packaging and storage.

Materials for the food industry
Plastcom has extensive experience with products, specifications and materials for the automotive industry.

Our suppliers work broadly with the European and Asian car industry and we have a wide range of materials approved for different car manufacturers.

We have experience with the very small technical components for storing impressive engine covers.

Automotive Components

Plastics are widely used in the construction industry and Plastcom has solutions for many different applications.

We supply hard and soft materials for e.g. window frames and seals, roofing sheets, cable trays, gutters, downspouts, etc.

Construction industry

Value-adding guidance and innovation

Either we find a suitable raw material within our current range – or we develop a brand-new product for you.

Knowledge that translates into qualified elections

An optimal raw material is the foundation for a plastic product with strong properties and the prerequisite for an efficient development process and a competitive production economy.

Choosing the right plastic type and mastarbach is therefore an important but also a complex decision-making process, because there are so many factors that come into play.

When you add the environmental selection criteria to this, qualified plastic technical advice is essential for the functionality of your product, your brand’s reputation and your financial benefits.

It is our most important task to optimise all three things.

From idea development to production we are with you all the way

From idea development to production, we are with you all the way

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Basis Polymerer

Beskrivelse:

Til gruppen af Basisplast regner man typisk Polyethylen (PE), Polypropylen (PP) og Polystyren (PS).

Disse 3 polymerer står for ca. 50% af verdens plastforbrug, og anvendes i alt fra folier, emballager, møbler, legetøj, drikkedunke, ølkasser, medicinsk udstyr, slanger, rør, isolation mm.

Basispolymererne (især PP) kan desuden tilsættes en lang række additiver for at tilføre specielle egenskaber. Det kan være kridt, talkum, glas, pigmenter etc.

Konstruktions Polymerer

Beskrivelse:

De tekniske plasttyper – også kaldet konstruktionsplast eller Engineering plastics – er en gruppe af plastmaterialer, der anvendes til krævende opgaver.

Her stilles der højere krav til egenskaber som f.eks. slagstyrke, stivhed, kemisk resistens, varmeresistens, slidstyrke og brandhæmmende egenskaber mm.

Konstruktionsplast besidder således en bedre kombinationen af fysiske, termiske og kemiske egenskaber end de såkaldte Basis Polymerer typisk udviser.

PVC

Beskrivelse:

PVC opdeles typisk i to segmenter – blød og hård PVC.

PVC er et alsidigt og derfor meget attraktivt materiale. Blandt de fremherskende egenskaber tæller transparens og god kemikalieresistens. Desuden opnås en høj grad af stivhed ved de hårde typer. Ved de blødgjorte typer opnår man derimod stor fleksibilitet foruden en høj grad af slagfasthed.

Én af PVC-materialets helt store fordele er, at det er ”født” selvslukkeligt – hvorfor man ikke behøver at tilsætte miljøbelastende brandhæmmere.

Alt dette kombineret med materialets høje genanvendelighed, gør materialet meget anvendeligt i mange sammenhænge.

Elastomerer

Beskrivelse:

Termoplastiske elastomerer er en meget bred produktgruppe af bløde materialer. De er alle kendetegnet ved høj fleksibilitet, men har hver især deres egne specielle styrker.

Elastomererne udviser ofte lignende egenskaber med gummi, men hvor eksempelvis TPE har den fordel, at den kan forarbejdes ved traditionelle termoplastiske processer.

Materialeegenskaber som kompression, olieresistens, transparens, slidstyrke, varmerestistens, soft touch indgår ofte i overvejelserne hos designerne, når den rette materiale-kategori skal vælges til fx bygningsmaterialer, automotive applikationer, sportsartikler, elektriske komponenter og husholdningsartikler mm.

Recycle – Post Consumer og Post Industrial

Beskrivelse:

Genbrugsmaterialer opdeles typisk i to segmenter; Post Consumer og Post Industrial.

I begge tilfælde udvikles der meget veldefinerede compounds af høj kvalitet. Post Industrial kvaliteterne er naturligvis af højere kvalitet og lidt dyrere, men faktum er, at Post Consumer kvaliteterne ofte klarer opgaven.

Som noget helt nyt og unikt tilbyder Plastcom også Bio-baseret Post Consumer materialer – såfremt reduktion af CO2 er et fokusområde.

Bæredygtige Materialer

Beskrivelse:

Plastcom har fokuseret på at kunne tilbyde spændende bæredygtige alternativer til traditionelle plastmaterialer. Innovationen er stor på markedet, men vi har håndplukket materialer fra de absolut mest spændende producenter og de seneste patenterede teknologier.

Vi har løsninger som virkelig kan rykke ved forståelsen af bæredygtighed.

Blandt de materialeløsninger som vi tilbyder, er bl.a.:

• Bionedbrydelige PLA baserede compounds
• Træfiberbaserede compounds – Biobaseret PE og PP
• Risskaller – compounds
• Post-consumer recyclet PE og PS
• CO2 neutraliserende biobaserede compounds

Kundetilpassede Compunds

Beskrivelse:

Hos Plastcom har vi den nødvendige plasttekniske indsigt til at forstå og indfri dine ønsker og krav til et ganske særligt plastprodukt eller applikation.

Vi arbejder med et stort netværk af kompetente leverandører, som hver især kan tilbyde at udvikle kundetilpassede compounds.

I tæt dialog med dig, og i samarbejde med vores producenter, udvikler vi en optimal compound, der vil løse netop din opgave.

Få mere information om de mange egenskaber vi kan sammensætte og justere.

Masterbatch – Farver og Additiver

Beskrivelse:

Plastcom er specialist inden for farver og additiver. Vores viden og erfaring er betydelig, og vi leverer i praksis løsninger til stort set alle opgaver.

Om det er opake eller transparente farver til diverse polymerer, eller om det er specialeffekter som marmor, glow in the dark, fluorescens, glimmer, metal eller lignende – så har vi løsningen hurtigt og enkelt.

Vi skelner typisk mellem 4 underkategorier når vi tænker masterbatch.

Farver:  Opake eller transparente farver til alle polymerer
Black:  Sorte højkoncentrerede Masterbatches
White:  Hvide højkoncentrerede Masterbatches
Additiver:   Funktionsadditiver som antioxidant, slip, antislip, UV, antistat, etc.

Basis Polymers

Description:

The group of Basic Plastics typically counts Polyethylene (PE), Polypropylene (PP) and Polystyrene (PS).

These 3 polymers account for about 50% of the world’s plastic consumption, and are used in everything from foils, packaging, furniture, toys, water bottles, beer boxes, medical devices, hoses, pipes, insulation etc.

In addition, the base polymers (especially PP) can be added to a wide range of additives to add special properties. It can be chalk, talc, glass, pigments etc.

Construction Polymers

Description:

The technical plastic types – also called structural plastics or Engineering plastics – are a group of plastic materials used for demanding tasks.

Here, higher demands are placed on properties such as impact strength, stiffness, chemical resistance, heat resistance, durability and fire retardant properties, etc.

Structural plastic thus possesses a better combination of physical, thermal and chemical properties than the so-called Basic Polymers typically exhibit.

PVC

Description:

PVC is typically divided into two segments – soft and hard PVC.

PVC is a versatile and therefore very attractive material. Among the predominant properties, transparency and good chemical resistance count. In addition, a high degree of stiffness is achieved by the hard types. The softened types, on the other hand, achieve great flexibility in addition to a high degree of impact resistance.

One of the great advantages of the PVC material is that it is “born” self-extinguishable – which is why you do not need to add environmentally damaging fire retardants.

All this, combined with the high recyclability of the material, makes the material very useful in many contexts.

Elastomers

Description:

Thermoplastic elastomers are a very wide product group of soft materials. They are all characterized by high flexibility, but each has their own special strengths.

The elastomers often exhibit similar properties with rubber, but where, for example, TPE has the advantage that it can be processed by traditional thermoplastic processes.

Material properties such as compression, oil resistance, transparency, durability, heat resistance, soft touch are often taken into account by designers when choosing the right material category for e.g. building materials, automotive applications, sporting goods, electrical components and household goods, etc.

Recycle - Post Consumer and Post Industrial

Description:

Recycled materials are typically divided into two segments; Post Consumer and Post Industrial.

In both cases, very well-defined compounds of high quality are developed. Post Industrial grades are of course of higher quality and a little more expensive, but the fact is that Post Consumer qualities often do the job.

As something completely new and unique, Plastcom also offers Bio-based Post Consumer materials – if reducing CO2 is a focus area.

Sustainable Materials

Description:

Plastcom has focused on offering exciting sustainable alternatives to traditional plastic materials. Innovation is great in the market, but we have handpicked materials from the most exciting manufacturers and the latest patented technologies.

We have solutions that can really move on the understanding of sustainability.

Among the material solutions we offer are:

• Biodegradable PLA based compounds
• Wood fibre-based compounds – Bio-based PE and PP
• Rice shells – compounds
• Post-consumer recycled PE and PS
• CO2 neutralising bio-based compounds

Customized Compunds

Description:

At Plastcom, we have the necessary plastic technical insight to understand and fulfill your wishes and requirements for a very special plastic product or application.

We work with a large network of competent suppliers, each of whom can offer to develop customized compounds.

In close dialogue with you, and in collaboration with our manufacturers, we develop an optimal compound that will solve your task.

Get more information about the many properties we can put together and adjust.

Masterbatch - Colors and Additives

Description:

Plastcom is a specialist in colours and additives. Our knowledge and experience is considerable, and in practice we provide solutions for virtually all tasks.

Whether it is opake or transparent colors for various polymers, or whether it is special effects such as marble, glow in the dark, fluorescence, mica, metal or the like – then we have the solution quickly and simply.

We typically distinguish between 4 subcategories when thinking about masterbatch.

Colors: Opaque or transparent colors for all polymers
Black: Highly-Concentrated Black Masterbatches
White: Highly-Concentrated White Masterbatches
Additives: Functional additives such as antioxidant, slip, antislip, UV, antistat, etc.