Asahi Kasei licenses long-fiber PP tech into Europe, announces NPE plans


Asahi Kasei Plastics North America Inc. (Fowlerville, MI) has licensed Germany's Polyplast Compound Werk GmbH (PCW; Eilenberg) to manufacture and distribute its Thermylene brand of specialty chemically coupled glass-reinforced polypropylene (PP), throughout Europe from its three divisions in Eilenburg, Straelen, and Bingen am Rhein, Germany.

PCW has more than 50 years of compounding experience, ISO 9001 certification and an established line of specialty compounded products including Decelith and Ongrolit (PVC), Saxene (PP), and Saxomer (TPE), according to PCW.

PCW is part of the Polyplast Müller Group of companies also including Polyplast Müller GmbH in Europe and Colortech operations in Canada and the U.S., which provide masterbatch products and services. PCW's Eilenburg operation covers 700,000-sq-ft with a production capacity of 105 million lb and 100 employees. In 2008, the company completed an expansion, adding new technologies, equipment and R&D capabilities.
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