Sumika Polymer Compounds now produces THERMOFIL HP® in Turkey
September 20, 2021
Sumika Polymer Compounds Turkey (formerly Emaş Group), a predominant player in the Turkish compounding market, is now manufacturing the company’s THERMOFIL HP® (high performance) polypropylene (PP) compounds directly for customers in Turkey and in countries bordering the Black Sea.
Sumika Polymer Compounds (SPC) Turkey is part of the company’s European group structure itself a subsidiary of the Japanese group Sumitomo Chemical Co Ltd. manufacturing and supplying a wide range of thermoplastic compounds and polyolefin-based elastomers. SPC Turkey has three compounding plants located in Gemlik, Bursa and Manisa.
The Turkish facilities which were acquired early 2019 are well-established in mineral and recycled PP and production of THERMOFIL HP® will begin at the Gemlik plant. The implementation of additional compounding will increase SPC Turkey’s overall production capacity to 60Kt per year.
THERMOFIL HP® is an engineered short glass reinforced PP with performance features enabling it to replace polyamides (PA) and polybutylene terephthalates (PBT) and long-fibre PP. The main benefits offered by THERMOFIL HP® include light-weighting and cost reduction, low density, improved strength and stiffness, creep impact resistance and easy processing. Sumika Polymer Compounds is recognised for its sustainable and robust high performance PP resins which are predominantly used in automotive, white goods and various industrial applications and has manufacturing facilities providing local supply and support to customers in the United States, the UK, Thailand, China, Japan, India, France, and most recently in Poland.
September 20, 2021
Sumika Polymer Compounds Europe, part of Japanese group Sumitomo Chemical, has been manufacturing thermoplastics for over 40 years and offers a wide range of thermoplastic compounds and polyolefin-based elastomers. We are leader in the field of high-quality polyolefin thermoplastics compounds and elastomers. The mission of our employees is to contribute directly to the sustainable performance of our business partners. We help them to pursue their economic development with the current environment needs. Polypropylene (PP) compounds specialist for automotive, white goods and specialized applications, we are recognized for a wide range of customized products, particularly designed for high performances. In the same way, we supply durable plastic compounds for industrial use. We continuously develop new technologies to meet tomorrow’s demand. As a member of a worldwide network of Sumika companies covering the United States, Thailand, China, Japan, India, and Turkey, we are a global partner providing local supply and support to our customers around the world. The mission of our employees is to contribute directly to the sustainable performance of our business partners. Moreover, leader in the field of high-quality polypropylene (PP) compounds, we are well known for a wide range of products, especially designed for high performance: 90% of car manufacturers use our products. Our aim is to make vehicles lighter by replacing heavier materials (PA & PBT).