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Sumika : A past looking to the future

2019

Acquisition of the Turkish group Emaş

Sumika Polymer Compounds Europe announces the acquisition of the Turkish group Emaş in June 2019 Sumika Polymer Compounds Europe, a major player in polypropylene compounds, a…

2014

Establishment in India

New location due to an SPC europe initiative.

2012

Launch of the first THERMOFIL HP™ material

Launch of THERMOFIL HP™. The high performance engineering glass reinforced PolyPropylene is a smashing entry into the market. THERMOFIL HP™ benefits from leading-edge technology in compounding…

2007

Integration of English and french plants into Sumika network by Sumitomo Chemical

Integration of English and french plants into Sumika network by joint-venture of Sumitomo Chemical, Toyo Ink and Itochu Corporation.

1992

Production of the first recycled polypropylene

In 1992, SPC was lauching on the market the first material containing recycled plastic. In advance of durability issues, sumika is proud to be one of…

1989

New design partnership with German White Goods OEMs

In the late 1980ies we developed new design partnership with German White Goods OEMs leading to the launch of a new product family.

1986

Establishing SPCUK as a pioneer in domestic appliance market

SPCUK rapidly captured the UK domestic appliance market being a leading supplier of glass and mineral filled PP compounds to Hotpoint and Hoover, establishing SPCUK as…

1970

French plants becomes operational

The factory located in St martin de Crau (south of France) start produce.

1950

UK plants becomes operational

The factory employed about 300 people in Havant, in south of England