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Elastomers

Plastcom’s portfolio of thermoplastic elastomers includes a wide range of soft materials from Trinseo. Trinseo’s elastomer program is characterized by high flexibility, where each segment has its own respective strengths. The elastomers often have rubber-like properties, but in addition each have a number of other strong key properties.

Among the most prevalent properties are compression ability, oil resistance, transparency, abrasion resistance, heat resistance, soft touch, which are used in building materials, automotive applications, sporting goods, electrical components and household items etc.

Plastcom categorizes the elastomers as follows:

TPO - Olefine-based TPE

TPO is based on polyolefin compounds modified with elastomers. With a stiffness lower than conventional polypropylene due to a rubber phase that typically amounts to 60-80%, TPO exhibits special characteristics for specific applications in various markets, such as the building industry, interior design, automotive, as well as toys and footwear.

Selected TPO properties:

• Wide hardness scale from 20 ShA-60 ShD
• Good elasticity at low temperatures
• High elasticity module
• Chemical resistance to acids and bases
• Excellent machinability
• Short casting cycles
• Can be designed for food contact approval (10/2011/EU, FDA)

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OBC - Olefine-based TPE

OBC is based on thermoplastic olefine compounds in the form of blockcopolyms, which, unlike SEBS and SBS, are based on a “styrene-free” chemical structure that offers excellent resistance to UV and aging. They are remarkably versatile in terms of hardness area and manufacturing techniques. This makes them suitable for a wide range of applications.

OBC will be a valid alternative to conventional TSPs in applications that do not require specific physical-mechanical properties produced for markets such as hygiene, household goods, toys, sports footwear, furniture and automotive industry.

Selected OBC properties:

• Wide hardness scale from 20 ShA – 60 ShD
• UV stable, ozone resistant and has a high degree of weather resistance
• Chemically resistant to acid, bases, solvents and aqueous solutions
• Approved for food contact (10/2011/EU, FDA)

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SEBS - Control-based TPE

SEBS is a control-based thermoplastic elastomer composed of styree, ethylene and butadiene, making it a blockcopolymer with a relatively wide hardness window. For different compositions, SEBS can appear as a highly flexible elastomer for a more rigid elastomer, which generally has many applications.

SEBS can be processed by a number of conventional processes, such as:
• Injection moulding
• Extrusion
• Thermoforming
• Rotational casting

SEBS is available as transparent and contains the properties:

• Good cold and heat elasticity
• UV and age resistance
• Hardness window at 5 ShA – 60 ShD
• A large process window

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SBS - Control-based TPE

Like SEBS, SBS is a control-based thermoplastic elastomer, where the composition of styren and butadiene contributes soft elastic segments as well as hard rigid segments in the chemical structure. The fraction of the segments thus determines the hardness and stiffness of the finished workpiece, whereby an ideal combination of elasticity and hardness at the same time as an appearance and a feeling like rubber is achievable.

SBS can be processed by a number of conventional processes, such as:
• Injection moulding
• Extrusion
• Thermoforming
• Rotational casting

SBS is a cheaper alternative to SEBS, but still with a large process window as well as rubber-like properties:

• Hardness window on 20 ShA – 50 ShD
• Reduced chemical resistance compared to SEBS
• Limited possibility of dyeing as SBS has a self-coloured colour

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TPU - Urethane-based TPE

TPU is a very versatile technical thermoplastic that can be adapted to the individual customer’s needs. The thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) is very versatile with excellent mechanical properties, high elasticity and superior resistance to low temperatures. They are very durable and suitable for applications where a high resistance to wear (abrasion), oils and fat is necessary and can be adapted to specific application requirements.

TPU’s versatility makes it ideal for multiple applications. In athletic footwear, TPU is used to make high-quality shoe soles, ski boots, skates and football shoes. Technical applications include gaskets, wear-resistant pipes and cables, transmission belts and aiming for abrasive products. In automotive and technical applications, TPU designers give more freedom to create aesthetically pleasing, durable parts such as trim pieces, tactile surfaces, seals or door handles.

The use of TPU via a injection moulding process is typically challenging as it places demands on the forming tools used. Units of TPU are typically difficult to deform in conventional tools, so please ask for recommendations when commissioning or designing new tools using TPU.

Selected TPU properties:

• Hardness from 40 ShD to 72 ShD at the rigid types
• Hardness from 40 ShA to 90 ShA at the soft types
• High abrasion resistance
• Good chemical resistance to acid and bases
• Good adhesion to other polymers by co-injection or co-extrusion

Special compounds:

  • Compounds with high flexibility, even at low medium-low hardness scale temperatures and ease of machinability.
  • Compounds where properties can be designed to meet the customer’s need for increased resistance to hydrolysis, microbes and aging.
  • Special haptic compound with a rubbery and matte surface effect on products where a surface with a good grip combined with the high mechanical performance is desired.
  • Bio-based compounds, both ether- and ester-based, with the same mechanical properties and durability as traditional qualities and a high content of renewable resources (up to 70%).

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TPV - Vulcanized TPE

TPV consists of TPE with dynamically vulcanized thermoplastic elastomers, where the elastomer consists of cross-bound EPDM rubber scattered in a polyolefin thermoplastic matrix. Compared to previous versions of TPV, today the material has improved tensile strength, increased stretching and tear resistance and is available in a wider range of hardnesses.

TPV is suitable for pawning with other materials by both co-injection and co-extrusion with polyole veneer as well as similar materials groups. TPV products are typically found in areas such as agriculture, automotive, construction and construction, fashion and footwear, medical, sports equipment and packaging due to the material’s resistance to scratches as well as various solvents.

Selected TPV properties:

• Hardness scale from 30 ShA to 60 ShD
• Scope from -40°C to 130°C depending on compound
• Good compression properties over a large temperature range
• Resistant to high temperatures
• Resistant to thermal degradation and aging

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In September 2020, Henrik Jensen took over as product manager. With a residence in Varde, he is centrally located in relation to our Jutland and Funen customers. During his 17 years in the plastics industry, Henrik has worked with both thermo- and thermosetting plastics. He is knowledgeable, dedicated and services with a smile.

Questions? - call +45 29 34 30 34 or email jensen@plastcom.dk.

Education:

  • Plastic maker specializing in injection molding
  • Master's degree in chemical engineering and biotechnology specialized in polymer technology
  • Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Meet our new product manager – Henrik Jensen – 17 years of experience in the plastics industry

Plastcom has been designated as the official distributor for Stora Enso's latest venture at DuraSense WPC (Wood Polymer Compounds).

Stora Enso is a giant in forestry, wood, paper and cardboard, and it is these core competencies that have been driving the development of Europe's largest WPC product range – DuraSense.

The product range is typically based on either PP or PE with varying amounts of either visible or invisible wood fibers.

Bio-polymers from Stora Enso – Largest in Europe within Wood Polymer Compounds

Versalis introduces a new and exciting innovative product line with top-notch sustainability.

The product line includes both PELD, PEHD, PS and EPS products, which are based on approximately 75% Industrial or postconsumer recycled materials – added 25% new product to optimize processability.

The products are suitable for the manufacture of foils, pipes, blown bottles, etc.

Introducing Versali’s new Sustainable Revive range – 75% recycling with 25% new product

In September 2020, Henrik Jensen took over as product manager. With a residence in Varde, he is centrally located in relation to our Jutland and Funen customers. During his 17 years in the plastics industry, Henrik has worked with both thermo- and thermosetting plastics. He is knowledgeable, dedicated and services with a smile.

Questions? - call +45 29 34 30 34 or email jensen@plastcom.dk.

Education:

  • Plastic maker specializing in injection molding
  • Master's degree in chemical engineering and biotechnology specialized in polymer technology
  • Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Meet our new product manager – Henrik Jensen – 17 years of experience in the plastics industry

Plastcom has been designated as the official distributor for Stora Enso's latest venture at DuraSense WPC (Wood Polymer Compounds).

Stora Enso is a giant in forestry, wood, paper and cardboard, and it is these core competencies that have been driving the development of Europe's largest WPC product range – DuraSense.

The product range is typically based on either PP or PE with varying amounts of either visible or invisible wood fibers.

Bio-polymers from Stora Enso – Largest in Europe within Wood Polymer Compounds

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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.

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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.