SO.F.TER. Group’s range of natural fiber reinforced compounds now offer proven quality


While SO.F.TER’s natural fiber reinforced compounds are not new—this is the third year that the company is showcasing these products—they are, say the company, entering a new phase. “Before, we were in the development phase,” said a spokesperson at the company’s booth at the Fakuma trade show, which is taking place this week in Friedrichshafen. “Now, we are entering the industrialization stage.”

Italy-based SO.F.TER Group is one of the largest independent compounders worldwide, with a product range extending from thermoplastic elastomers to engineering plastics. The company has developed its Polifor NF product line, based on polypropylene reinforced with natural fibers, in close collaboration with a Tier 1 supplier working with an automotive company, who was interested in the benefits natural fibers could offer.
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