ERJ staff report (TP)
Åmål, Sweden – Elasto Sweden, part of the Hexpol TPE group, has announced plans to invest in a new thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) production line at their facility in Åmål, Sweden.
The plans include high-quality twin screw technology, advanced raw material controls, supporting sub systems and analytics equipment. The new line is expected to come on stream in 2015.
Elasto Sweden specialises in the conception, formulation and production of tailored TPE compounds based on styrenic block copolymers. The company has a “strong presence” in the medical, consumer, toy and food markets, where there are “stringent requirements in production management, traceability, consistency and cleanliness”.
The firm operates Hexpol TPE’s centre of excellence for medical TPE compounds and was the first European TPE compounder to be awarded the ISO 13485 certification for the development, manufacture, marketing and sales of TPE compounds for the medical device industry.