SO.F.TER. S.p.A.

Via Mastro Giorgio, 1, Z.I. Villa Selva, 47122 Forli (FC)
Telephone +39 0543 790411
Fax +39 0543 473119

This company is main exhibitor of


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K 2016 hall map (Hall 6): stand A20

Fairground map

K 2016 fairground map: Hall 6

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Raw materials, auxiliaries
  • 01.01  Thermoplastics
  • 01.01.017  Compounds (Polymer blends)
  • 01  Raw materials, auxiliaries
  • 01.01  Thermoplastics
  • 01.01.019  Copolyester TPE-O, COPE

Copolyester TPE-O, COPE

  • 01  Raw materials, auxiliaries
  • 01.01  Thermoplastics
  • 01.01.049  Polyamide PA 06

Polyamide PA 06

  • 01  Raw materials, auxiliaries
  • 01.01  Thermoplastics
  • 01.01.053  Polyamide PA 66

Polyamide PA 66

  • 01  Raw materials, auxiliaries
  • 01.01  Thermoplastics
  • 01.01.064  Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT)

Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT)

  • 01  Raw materials, auxiliaries
  • 01.01  Thermoplastics
  • 01.01.067  Polycarbonate blends

Polycarbonate blends

  • 01  Raw materials, auxiliaries
  • 01.01  Thermoplastics
  • 01.01.093  Polypropylene


  • 01  Raw materials, auxiliaries
  • 01.02  Thermoplastic elastomers
  • 01.02.008  SBS-Teleblockpolymer
  •  Compounds of styrenic block copolymers (SEBS, SBS, SIS, TPE-S)

Compounds of styrenic block copolymers (SEBS, SBS, SIS, TPE-S)

  • 01  Raw materials, auxiliaries
  • 01.02  Thermoplastic elastomers
  • 01.02.010  Olefin based thermoplastic elastomer, TPO

Olefin based thermoplastic elastomer, TPO

  • 01  Raw materials, auxiliaries
  • 01.02  Thermoplastic elastomers
  • 01.02.013  TPV-thermoplastic vulcanised material

TPV-thermoplastic vulcanised material

Our products

Product category: Compounds (Polymer blends)


TPE for industry

Pibiflex® - Thermoplastic Copolyester Elastomer (TPC)
Forprene® - Thermoplastic Vulcanizate (TPV)
Laprene® - Styrene-Ethylene-Butylene-Styrene compounds (SEBS)
Sofprene T® - Styrene-Butadiene-Styrene compounds (SBS)
Forflex® - Thermoplastic Polyolefin compounds (TPO)

TPE for footwear

Sofprene® - Thermoplastic Rubber (SBS compounds)
Sofprene Z® - Thermoplastic Rubber (SEBS compounds)
Sofprene P® - Thermoplastic Rubber (TPO compounds)
Sofpur® - Elastomer modified TPU

TPE for turf infill

Holo® - Hollow pellets for infill of artificial turf
Forgrin® - Solid pellets for infill of artificial turf
Terra® - Solid pellets for infill of artificial turf

TPE for road paving

Pavprene® - SBS based bitumen modifier

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Product category: Compounds (Polymer blends)



Litepol® - Hollow Glass Microspheres reinforced Polypropylene
Tecnoprene® - Glass fiber reinforced Polypropylene (PP/GF)
Polifor® - Flame retardant, reinforced, filled, aesthetic compounds
Talcoprene® - Talc filled Polypropylene (PP/TALC)
Carboprene® - Calcium carbonate filled Polypropylene (PP/CA)

PA 6, PA 66

Litepol B® - Hollow Glass Microspheres reinforced Polyamide 6
Nivionplast® - Polyamide compounds
Nylfor® - Polyamide compounds
Nylfor R® - Recycled textile Polyamide compounds


Pibifor® - Polybutylene Terephtalate compounds (PBT)
Pibiter® - Polybutylene Terephtalate compounds (PBT)
Pibiter HI® - Polybutylene Terephtalate / Polycarbonate (PBT/PC)


Blendfor® - Polycarbonate / ABS compounds (PC/ABS)
Reblend® - Polycarbonate / ABS compounds (PC/ABS)


Abistir® - Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene compounds (ABS)
Retelan® - Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene compounds (ABS)


Cabofor® - Polycarbonate compounds (PC)
Stirofor® - High-impact Polystyrene compounds (HI-PS)
Sanfor® - Styrene-Acrylonitrile Copolymer compounds (SAN)
Norfor® - Polyphenylene Oxide compounds (PPE)

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Company news




Sep 13, 2016


Two specific grades for the production of resistant, durable and non-stainable gaskets.

SO.F.TER. is glad to introduce the new LAPRENE (TPE-S) for the production of gaskets for windows and glazed façades, approved by the prestigious French certification authority CSTB (Centre Scientifique et Technique du Batiment).

The new products, called LAPRENE 83E200A60/CB (natural color) and LAPRENE 83E29ZA60/CB (black color), have been developed to meet the high quality standards of the gaskets for building sector: high elasto-mechanical properties, excellent weathering and UV resistance and durable performance are the main strengths of the new LAPRENE. Moreover, thanks to the special formulation, gaskets leave no stain on adjoining surfaces and can be installed on any kind of window fixtures (wooden, aluminum, PVC).

Both approved grades have successfully passed rigorous physical-chemical controls, UV ageing tests, and temperature resistance tests as prescribed by the CSTB standard EC02, obtaining the approval as materials of “Class 4 + 5” (the highest of the standard), with operating temperatures from -25 °C to 100 °C.

CSTB is one of the most important French certification authorities for the building and construction sector. The CSTB approval is a fundamental requirement to operate in the French market and is recognized at a European level as a synonym for product and process quality.

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Jul 28, 2016


The LITEPOL® engineering polymers with hollow glass microspheres reduce the weight of plastic parts by up to 30%, which means potential CO2 emission savings of 1000 tons per car.
LITEPOL® is the name of the new compound line with hollow glass microspheres for lightweight applications presented by SO.F.TER. last October at Fakuma Exhibition. After the Polypropylene grades, already approved by FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, SO.F.TER. is now introducing the new LITEPOL B® grades based on Polyamide 6.

In the various configurations currently available, LITEPOL® products ensure weight reduction, good strength and shock resistance, shorter cycle times and exceptional dimensional stability of the molded parts.

The possibility of using glass microspheres alone or in combination with chemically bonded glass fiber allows for modulation of the material properties, achieving exactly the required goal in terms of lightness, mechanical performance and price. The focus of LITEPOL® is thus on maximum versatility and adaptability, qualities that make this product range extremely appealing for the automotive industry, especially in consideration of the new limits on CO2 emissions set at 95 g/km starting from 2021.

It has been calculated that a 30% weight reduction of the 225 kg of plastics contained in an average-sized car would result in curtailing CO2 emissions by about 1000 tons per car, considering an average mileage of 150,000 km.

LITEPOL® can be used on standard injection molding equipment and requires no technology investment by its users.

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About us

Company details

The SO.F.TER. GROUP is one of the largest independent compounders in the world, with a product range that encompasses engineering plastics, thermoplastic elastomers and thermoplastic vulcanizates. Thanks to its technological know-how and application experience, SO.F.TER. is able to offer its customers innovative, tailor-made solutions with a high specialization in the automotive, domestic appliance, construction, footwear and sport sectors. Specialties include UL certified flame retardant compounds, reinforced materials suitable for metal replacement and high temperature resistant and impact resistant compounds for the automotive sector.

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Company data

Number of employees

101 - 500



Area of business

Semi-finished products, technical parts and reinforced plastics

Target groups
  • Plastic product manufacturing
  • Chemical industry
  • Rubber manufacturing / processing
  • Machinery construction
  • Vehicle construction / aerospace
  • Electronics / electro technology
  • Construction / building and living
  • Sports / leisure