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Virgin plastic

Customized compounds based on thermoplastics

World-class technical support

Endless customization options

Over 20 different polymer groups

Customize everything.

A plastic material that is heat resistant and easy to mold. Perhaps light resistance is more important than scratch resistance. Do you need a high-gloss finish that can withstand repeated impacts? Let your end product dictate the requirements of the plastic, and together we’ll find a material that meets those requirements. We’ll design the material to achieve what your end product must do, withstand and how it should look. With us, you can customize everything you need to customize, to get precisely the plastic you need. All of our products are customized plastic materials; customized compounds.

Specific demands and high expectations

We start with your detailed specifications. Then, from our almost 20 material groups, we select, customize and optimize your plastic material to match your purposes perfectly. Our experts analyze your requirements, investigate alternatives and provide advice to take you all the way to your best customized compound.

High-quality base

Among our material families are semi-crystalline thermoplastics such as PP, PBT, POM, PA6 and PA66. There are also amorphous thermoplastics such as ABS, ASA, SAN, PC and PMMA. And to supplement them, we have a number of blends comprising more than one base polymer.

These material groups serve as our building blocks and broad foundation when we create your particular plastic compound based on your technical, financial and sustainability requirements.

Techical advisor

Karl Banke
+46 411 797 41
karl.banke@polykemi.se 

Base polymers

Our building blocks

The potential for a perfect customized plastic material increases with your supplier’s access to different base polymers and modification know-how. Our product range of almost 20 different material groups provides you with almost endless possibilities for customization.

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Reinforcements & additives

Custom properties

Depending on the base polymers your compound is based on, it already has certain properties. But you need more than that. Using various reinforcements and additives, we customize your compound to make the material precisely as scratch resistant, light resistant, soft, anti-static, heat-resistant – and more – as you need.

Color

The right attitude for your product

High-gloss or matte. A tone-on-tone shade, or a color identical to one you’re already using. We’ll find the right color for your material and customize your compound so that your end products always have the precise shade you need.

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Our products

A complete product range

Our broad range gives you access to the material properties you need. Explore our product range yourself or enjoy expert guidance to your best alternatives.

Material Support

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Senior Sales Manager
  • POLYfill is Polykemi’s family of plastic compounds based on reinforced polypropylene and is our single largest product family. POLYfill provides a complete product range for injection molding and extrusion. The generic advantages of polypropylene as an easily processed, low-density material with good chemical resistance have been exploited in all of the grades. Selected properties have been further advanced in innovative blends. Examples include high or low density grades, scratch resistance and haptic properties. POLYfill is available with multiple reinforcements. The grades have high color fidelity. The materials are used in both structural parts and aesthetic items in a variety of industries.

    Raw material

    Polypropylene is a semi-crystalline thermoplastic. Polypropylene can be built up as a homopolymer (PPH) or as a copolymer (PPC). In the copolymer, propylene is primarily polymerized with ethylene. Polymer chain composition controls the plastic’s melting temperature, stiffness and impact strength.

    Polypropylene is a very useful plastic raw material whose primary characteristics are high stiffness, low density and good chemical resistance. Polypropylene does not absorb moisture. Because polypropylene can be degraded by UV light, it must be stabilized if the materials will be used in outdoor applications. Polymer properties can be further enhanced by mixing in different reinforcements and additives.

  • NATUCOMP is Polykemi’s family of compounds based on mass balance certified, reinforced bio-circular PP. The family includes NATUCOMP BPPH GF5030HC, which is a high crystalline, glass fiber reinforced bio-circular PP, developed as a replacement for PA GF or PBT GF. The material was developed to save weight and costs, and to reduce the carbon footprint. We also offer NATUCOMP BPP EP317R UV, which is an excellent complement to our flexible COMPLUS PP concept for complex automotive interior applications. The COMPLUS PP concept includes a choice of several different fossil-based and fossil-free recycled, bio-circular plastic raw materials. Because the materials have similar properties, they can be used in the same molds as other PP materials.

  • SCANAMID 6 is Polykemi’s family of plastic compounds based on polyamide 6. We offer a complete range of SCANAMID 6 injection molding products. The materials are available with multi-reinforcements or modified for impact strength. We supply materials with high color fidelity. SCANAMID 6 is used to advantage in automotive and household items that have to withstand higher temperatures.

    Raw material

    SCANAMID 6 is based on polyamide 6, a semi-crystalline thermoplastic. Polyamide 6 (PA6) is ideal for injection molded construction goods. Polyamide 6 has a good combination of chemical and mechanical properties. The materials can withstand high temperatures and have high abrasion resistance. Because polyamide 6 absorbs moisture easily, it’s important to dry the materials carefully according to instructions before processing. Polyamide 6 can be degraded by exposure to strong acids.

  • SCANAMID 66 is Polykemi’s family of plastic compounds based on polyamide 66. Polykemi offers a complete SCANAMID 66 product range for injection molding. The materials are available with multi-reinforcements or modified for impact strength. Polykemi supplies materials with high color fidelity. SCANAMID 66 can withstand higher temperatures than SCANAMID 6, and has a slightly lower moisture uptake. SCANAMID 6 on the other hand has a lower processing temperature.

    Raw material

    SCANAMID 66 is based on polyamide 66, a semi-crystalline thermoplastic. The material is ideal for injection molded construction goods. Polyamide 66 has a good combination of chemical and mechanical properties. The materials can withstand high temperatures and have high abrasion resistance. Because polyamide 66 absorbs moisture, it’s important to dry the materials carefully according to instructions before processing. Polyamide 66 can be degraded by exposure to strong acids.

  • POLYshine is a construction material with high stiffness and strength, even at high temperatures. The materials have beneficial qualities such as good electrical properties, good dimensional stability and a low water uptake. They are resistant to many different chemicals. POLYshine is available in a wide range of products, such as grades with multi-reinforcements and modified for impact strength. POLYshine is used to advantage in applications in the automotive and electronics industries.

    Raw material

    PBT is the abbreviation for polybutylene terephthalate. It is a semi-crystalline, semi-aromatic polyester. PBT crystallizes easily, giving the material stiffness properties. When reinforcements are added, the material’s mechanical and heat-resistant properties are significantly improved. At room temperature, PBT has good resistance to a number of chemicals. However, the plastic is susceptible to attack by strong acids and bases. Nor can it withstand hot water at temperatures above 80°C.

  • POLYform C is Polykemi’s family of plastic compounds based on POM C. POLYform C is characterized by high stiffness, dimensional stability and low surface friction. Polyform C is available in a complete product range for injection molding, including reinforcement grades, materials modified for impact strength and grades resistant to hydrolysis. The materials are ideally suited for durable mechanical structures with requirements for low surface friction.

    Raw material

    POM is an abbreviation for polyoxymethylene. It is a semi-crystalline thermoplastic polymer. POM has a relatively high crystallinity, resulting in a material with high stiffness and very good creep properties. The material is available as a homopolymer and a copolymer. Thanks to its improved processability, the copolymer is the most widely used of the two variants. The material is well known for its low surface friction. POM is susceptible to acid attack.

When you seek our help to find your plastic material, we take the end product into account with its requirements profile, environmental impact and any other preferences you may have. You can contact us at any time during the process toward a customized compound. We can match your existing material, create an entirely new material, or upgrade a material that no longer meets requirements in the light of new standards.

Our products

Semi-crystalline

Amorphous

  • SCANTEC is a construction material based on PC. The materials have low mold shrinkage and high impact strength, even at low temperatures. Polykemi offers a complete range of SCANTEC products for injection molding and extrusion. Some of the grades we offer are reinforced or heat-resistant products. SCANTEC is available in high color fidelity. PC is used to advantage in profiles, household appliances and electronics.

    Raw material

    PC is the abbreviation for polycarbonate, an amorphous thermoplastic. In its pure form, PC is transparent and has low mold shrinkage. It has good electrical properties. PC can be vulnerable to thermal stress cracking and its mechanical properties deteriorate in hot water.

  • POLYabs is Polykemi’s ABS product family. POLYabs is a very useful construction plastic with low mold shrinkage and a good combination of mechanical and chemical properties. We offer a range of products for injection molding and extrusion. POLYabs it is available as heat-resistant, platable and flame retardant grades. The material is supplied with high color fidelity. Typical POLYabs applications include household appliances, white goods and interior parts for vehicles.

    Raw material

    ABS is an abbreviation for acrylonitrile butadiene styrene. The plastic raw material is manufactured by co-polymerizing styrene and acrylonitrile monomers in the presence of polybutadiene rubber. The composition of the three components governs ABS properties. Styrene contributes to the plastic’s stiffness, acrylic nitrile to its heat resistance and polybutadiene rubber gives the material its elastic properties. Because ABS is an amorphous plastic, it has low mold shrinkage. ABS provides a glossy surface and good coloring potential. ABS has a typical operating temperature between -20°C and 80°C. While the material has some chemical resistance, it is not recommended for outdoor applications.

  • POLYsan is a Polykemi family of plastic compounds based on SAN plastic. POLYsan has good transparency and high luster. The material is often sold in semi-transparent colors. There are also grades resistant to hydrolysis, glass-fiber reinforced or approved as food safe. POLYsan is used in applications such as kitchen items, packaging materials or food containers where transparancy is important.

    Raw material

    SAN is an abbreviation for styrene acrylonitrile. It is a copolymer comprising around 70 percent styrene and around 30 percent acrylonitrile. The result is an amorphous, transparent polymer with better mechanical properties than bulk polystyrene plastic. SAN has a glass transition temperature above 100°C, allowing use in applications that handle hot water.

  • POLYasa is a Polykemi family of plastic compounds based on ASA plastic. POLYasa has a good combination of mechanical and chemical properties. POLYasa is characterized by very good weather resistance. The products have high color fidelity and are available in a number of variants, such as modified for impact strength or with multiple reinforcements. POLYasa is used to advantage in outdoor applications in the automotive, household appliance and electronics industries.

    Raw material

    ASA is a development of ABS plastic. Most of the properties of ABS are retained, but ASA is significantly more UV resistant. ASA is made by co-polymerizing styrene and acrylonitrile in the presence of acrylic-based rubber. The acrylic-based rubber distinguishes the material from ABS. Because acrylic-based rubber is not broken down so easily by heat and sunlight, ASA has good UV resistance.

  • POLYplex is a Polykemi family of plastic compounds based on PMMA plastic. The products have highly glossy surfaces and surface hardness, good weather resistance and optical properties. Polykemi offers a complete range of POLYplex products for injection molding and extrusion. The grades are available with multi-reinforcements and excellent color fidelity. Typical applications for the materials are vehicle parts, various luminaires and displays.

    Raw material

    PMMA is the abbreviation for polymethyl methacrylate. It is an amorphous acrylic plastic. In its pure form PMMA is as transparent as glass. The material has good optical properties. PMMA has a high surface finish. The material’s disadvantages include a tendency to become brittle and sensitive to stress cracking.

  • POLYblend is a family of PC/ABS blends. POLYblends are particularly useful industrial materials. A unique combination of good mechanical and thermal properties allows them to be used in a variety of industrial segments. POLYblend is very processable and provides aesthetic surfaces. Polykemi offers a complete range of POLYblend products for injection molding and extrusion. The products are available with multiple reinforcements and in high luster versions or plating variants. The materials are used to advantage in automotive, household and electrical applications.

    Raw material

    PC/ABS blend is a thermoplastic alloy of PC and ABS. ABS is a well-known, widely used thermoplastic. The material has reasonably good mechanical and chemical properties, but its use may be limited by a low heat resistance. ABS provides a glossy surface and has good coloring potential. PC (polycarbonate) is a plastic with high impact strength and good heat resistance. However, it can be difficult to process, e.g. in injection molding. Mixing PC with ABS provides a material with improved mechanical and heat-resistant properties compared to pure ABS, and it has better processability than pure PC.

  • SCANBLEND is a Polykemi product family based on PC/ASA blends. SCANBLEND products are highly weather-resistant materials with high impact strength and dimensional stability. We offer a complete range of SCANBLEND injection molding products. The products are available with multiple reinforcements and in high luster, heat-resistant and anti-static grades. SCANBLEND is used to advantage in exterior applications in the automotive and electronics industries.

    Raw material

    PC/ASA is a thermoplastic alloy of PC and ASA. ASA is a development of the well-known ABS plastic. Most of the properties of ABS are retained, but ASA is significantly more UV resistant. Pure PC is a plastic with high impact strength and good heat resistance. However, it can be difficult to process, e.g. in injection molding.  PC/ASA has a good balance of mechanical and heat-resistant properties. PC/ASA has very good weather resistance.

  • POLYlux is a Polykemi family of plastic compounds based on PC/PBT blends. POLYlux is a construction material with a good balance between stiffness and impact strength in a wide thermal window. What's more, the product is weather, heat and chemical resistant. Polykemi offers a complete POLYlux product range for injection molding. POLYlux is available with reinforcements, enhanced flowability or increased heat resistance. PC/PBT is used to advantage in exterior parts in vehicles and white goods.

    Raw material

    PC/PBT blends are construction materials that combine the advantages of amorphous PC and semi-crystalline PBT. PC contributes with impact strength and dimensional stability in cold conditions, while PBT provides the blend with chemical resistance and stiffness.

  • SCANBLEND P is a Polykemi family of plastic compounds based on PBT/ASA blends. SCANBLEND P is a construction material with good dimensional stability, heat resistance and chemical resistance. Polykemi offers a SCANBLEND P product range for injection molding. SCANBLEND P is available with reinforcements, enhanced heat resistance and with high color fidelity. PBT/ASA is used to advantage in exterior parts in vehicles.

    Raw material

    The PBT/ASA blend is a construction material that combines the advantages of semi-crystalline PBT and amorphous ASA. PBT provides chemical resistance and mechanical performance to the blend, while ASA provides weather resistance.

  • SCANLON A is a Polykemi family of plastic compounds based on PA/ABS blends. SCANLON A is a construction material with good processability, aesthetics and impact strength. Polykemi offers a range of SCANLON A products for injection molding and extrusion. SCANLON A is available with reinforcements and modified for impact strength; it can be metalized. The materials are supplied with high color fidelity. PA/ABS is used in vehicle parts, among other things.

    Raw material

    The PA/ABS blend is a construction material that combines the advantages of semi-crystalline PA and amorphous ABS.

Blends

Polykemi’s support

We’re with you from concept to customer

Calculate your carbon footprint

What’s the carbon footprint of your current material? And by how much could you reduce it if you switched to another material? We conduct in-depth analyses, providing you with all the figures so you know exactly what a material change would mean for you.

Sustainability Specialist &
Technical Sales

Technical advice

Our technicians are always close at hand, anytime, any place. Our technical experts can quickly resolve temporary issues, and also provide production support and advice on site. As our customer, you enjoy a personal contact to turn to, no matter where in your production chain an issue may arise.

Plastic Applications &
Material Specialist

Select your materials

Conscious material choices are more than just wanting to optimize your product and make it more efficient. It’s also how to achieve the perfect balance and get the very most from all the various pieces that matter to you and your customers. Our experts help you create the material that provides you with the best product, performance and cost.

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Technical Support

Start-up and production

Our involvement does not end when your material leaves our production unit. We’ll be with you on site through testing and start-up when you start using the new material in production. We’ll make sure the material behaves as expected and we’ll be present throughout the entire project.

Regulatory Affairs Manager

Quality in every detail

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Our production units

With five production units on three continents, we deliver worldwide from the factory located closest to you. The equipment in our factories is calibrated with the same values to produce equivalent materials on three continents. You receive material with consistent performance no matter the time and place.

Plastcompound

This is plastic raw material

What are usually just called plastics, are in fact different chemical compounds built from long molecular chains. The chains are called polymers, which are made of monomers. When we combine and modify different polymers with reinforcements and additives, we create plastic compounds with customized properties just for your product.

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How customization works

The customized plastic compound we create for you is the result of a collaboration between you, our experts, and tool manufacturers. We always begin by basing the materials on what the end use will be.

Knowledge-based production

Technology is important, but know-how is essential. We often say that 70 percent of our development derives from humans and 30 percent from technology. It’s our knowledge and ideas that drive technological progress, not vice versa.

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Quality control

We always test and check your customized compound so you can be sure that your material meets the agreed requirements for properties, performance and color. Our extensive in-house testing equipment means you always get quick answers.

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Cost effective

Cost is always a part of your detailed specification for a customized compound. Based on our almost 20 material groups, we not only have excellent means for customizing your material to meet its performance requirements, but also those for total cost.

Get Materialsmart®

Calculating your environmental impact

Because the raw material you select accounts for 60–80 percent of your product’s carbon footprint before it reaches the end user, a smart material choice can have a major effect on your overall environmental impact.

Using our Materialsmart® concept, we calculate the carbon footprint of your current material and simulate how much you can reduce it by switching to one of our other materials. Why not try our calculator and compare the most common materials yourself. We can help you analyze your specific material and project.

The figures apply to this particular customer project. We can make a specific calculation for your component.

Existing material

PET

Replacement material

POLYfill PP HBK

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Technical Support
Sustainability Specialist &
Technical Sales
Sustainability for generations

Spiral economy

We believe in products that are characterized by proactive, informed choices in a responsible, long-term perspective. Products that take into consideration what will become waste in our own lifetimes, and what will be waste for future generations. We seek to realize this ambition in something we call the spiral economy.

Granulate is turned into a fruit juice bottle that becomes part of a vehicle interior and then a wheel on an office chair; next a mud guard on a bicycle that becomes an indoor pot, and so on. The right plastic retains the right properties to enable recycling, not necessarily to make the same product as before, but to make many others many times over.

Plastic is an incredible material. It’s easy to handle and adapt to suit our preferences. Plastic also provides great opportunities to give the material the conditions that enable us to benefit from it for generations, but not at the expense of our planet. Proactive material selection lets you become part of an efficient, sustainable, spiral economy.

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Fast, reliable delivery

Global production and distribution

Local knowledge

Our subsidiaries and agents work with local markets across the globe. Their mission is to stay thoroughly well acquainted with the industry globally while also knowing the demands of the local market. So when you contact us, you can expect an excellent understanding of your local market, and support and communication in your own native language, as far as possible.

In 20 countries around the world

Polykemi’s employees come from all over the world, and they deliver to all corners of the world. We have five production units on three continents, we’re represented in 20 countries and have customers in many, many more.

UL and safety classification

We test our materials for safety on an ongoing basis and place great emphasis on quality controls. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about safety classification or UL listed materials.

Area Sales Manager

Aleksander Kurszewski

+46 411 797 34

aleksander.kurszewski@polykemi.se

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