Polykemi Ystad Sweden (Est. 1968) has for more than 50 years successfully developed and produced customer adapted thermoplastic compounds for the automotive industry, among others. To meet future demands regarding plastic materials for example for electric vehicles, we recently invested in yet another state of the art production line.
The investment consists of a premium 58mm twin screw extruder from Coperion, equipped with an extensive surrounding equipment. The new line is designed to provide optimum production performance, both in terms of quality and quantity. A number of high precision dosing systems have been installed enable usage of additives both in granular and in liquid form. The dosing systems allows high flexibility during the manufacturing and offers a maximized but yet gentle introduction of additives into various plastic compounds.
The multiple dosing systems of the new production line has made production possible of even more high quality materials, such as flame retardent compounds.
With the electrification of vehicles and other products, the manufacturing industry is facing a paradigm shift. Furtherly improved construction plastics will be needed. The demands for more environmentally friendly flame retardant materials is predicted to increase, just like the demands for highly reinforced grades, making it possible to develop lighter constructions.
– We are quite proud of Polykemi´s new production line, informs Mrs. Anette Munch Elmér, development manager. It will allow us to sharpen our products to a higher level, all to further improve ourselves. Now we manufacture ever better high quality flame retardant plastic compounds. We can also produce compounds containing up to 65 % reinforcement materials. The immense flexibility of the new product line allows us to customize our products with even higher precision than before.
Picture 1: Denis Sehovic, operator, and Andreas Bergman, project manager, during one of the first productions done on the new manufacturing line.