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Sustainable Materials

At Plastcom, we have handpicked a number of unique materials – with the latest patented technologies – from some of the most innovative manufacturers in sustainable alternatives to traditional plastic materials. We have the solutions that will really shift the understanding of sustainability.

Stora Enso

Their wood wrap consists of a PP or PE matrix containing good technical characteristics, good casting properties, and helps reducethe CARBON footprint by using wood fibers from the production of various wood products for other industries.

Their materials are typically used within:

  • Injection molding
  • Extrusion
  • 3D printing

Manufacturer - Stora Enso

Stora Enso is a Finnish company that is among the four largest companies in the world to supply various wood-related products to various industries, where we at Plastcom are able to deliver on their biocomposite material named DuraSense®.

The materials are produced and delivered from their Swedish branch in Hyltebruk, Sweden.

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Resysta

Resysta is a material designed with a focus on use in an exposed outdoor environment. Here, Resysta exhibits many advantages in comparison with many commercial materials such as wood, wood plastic composite (WPC) or other commercial sheet materials.

Resysta consists primarily of rice shells in a PVC carrier, which gives about 60% the waste product rice shells from the production of rice, about 22% salt and about 18% mineral oil. The use of a PVC as a carrier material brings many benefits, such as the use of PVC as a carrier material. UL94-V0 and good weather resistance.

Products of Resysta last a long time and withstand extreme weather conditions, are 100% recyclable and appear as natural tropical wood in appearance and touches.

Manufacturer - INEOS

Resysta is a licensed product, which means that a collaboration between Ineos and Resysta means that Ineos supplies Resysta to the European market.

Ineos, which with many years of experience already produces large quantities of PVC, can thus also supply Resysta.

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UBQ

UBQ™ is the material in our portfolio that has the most climate positive footprint, since the additive from UBQ™ is made from household waste.

The different UBQ grades generally have good compatibility with a variety of conventional materials, such as LDPE, HDPE, PP, EVA, PLA, PVC, PS, HIPS, ABS and SAN, where UBQ can be used to minimize the climate footprint of the finished product.

UBQ™ materials can be supplied as powder, tablets, or compundered into a carrier material that is compatible with the material composition already used in production today.

UBQ™ the material can thus be added to an existing process, thereby reducing the totalCO2footprint. See the table below for examples of ubq™ share to add to make the product CO2neutral.

Manufacturer - UBQ International

UBQ™ is an Israeli company where a number of researchers have found a process to use household waste to produce a renewable resource, of which the incoming raw materials consist of food waste, garden waste, cardboard, paper and unsorted plastic waste, which is transformed into a powder-like material through a patented process.

Anno 2021, UBQ™ has a production capacity of only 5000 MT/year in Tel-Aviv, Israel correspondingly a Module. However, they are working to establish production in Europe and in the UNITED States, thereby significantly increasing their capacity.

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APINAT

APINAT™ BIO consists of bio-based TPC kompounds, which are available in both soft and rigid qualities. These TPC compounds are available with a food approval and are also biodegradable according to EN13432. This means that the material has obtained an “OK Compost” certification.

The characteristics of APINAT™ BIO Biodegradable TPC compounds are as follows:

  • Rigid qualities with a hardness of 35-78 ShD and an E-module of 100-3000 MPa
  • Soft qualities with a hardness of 60-90 ShA and an E-module of 45-110 MpA
  • “OK compost” certification (EN 13432)
  • Approved for food contact (EU 10/2011, FDA)
  • Resistant to low temperatures
  • Easy dyeing with API bio-based master batch (APICOLOR™ B series)

APINAT™ bio grades are used for a wide range of machining methods:

  • Injection molding
  • Extrusion
  • Blow Molding
  • Hard-soft overmolding

Manufacturer - API

Plastcom collaborates with the Italian company API, was founded in 1956 and has since developed into an innovative global manufacturer and total supplier of flexible material solutions.

With an eye to the circular economy, API has developed a number of bio-based products that are also biodegradable. With a focus on using inbound components extracted from renewable resources, the production of APINAT™ BIO does not compromise global biodiversity as well as the ecosystem.

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Basic
Polymers

Construction
Polymers

PVC

Elastomers

Recycle
Post Consumer/Industrial

Sustainable
Materials

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

The requirements for products used within the Medico industry are massive.

There are a wide range of different norms and standards within USP, and it is important to define products precisely so that the associated documentation is correct.

Plastcom has experience within Medico and supplies products both for injection molding and extrusion - with varying degrees of approval.

Medico industry

Plastcom has developed a wide range of soft and flexible products for the production of various hoses.

Both technical hoses for e.g. compressed air, but also qualities for garden hoses.

We supply well-documented materials that go to the largest manufacturers. UV properties in particular can be a focus area for these applications.

Garden hoses
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

The requirements for products used within the Medico industry are massive.

There are a wide range of different norms and standards within USP, and it is important to define products precisely so that the associated documentation is correct.

Plastcom has experience within Medico and supplies products both for injection molding and extrusion - with varying degrees of approval.

Medico 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.