Sudpack introduces StarBlend customised compounds

Sudpack develops and produces thermoplastic compounds for special applications in its competence centre for compounding. The high-quality compounds made from conventional and bio-based raw materials are perfectly designed to meet the individual needs of customers. The compounds feature high media resistance, surface quality and scratch resistance and can include added recyclate. Since the beginning of this year, the special compounds, which are used in a wide variety of industries, have been marketed under the StarBlend brand name.

28 Feb 2024 | By Charmiane Alexander

The Sudpack portfolio of high-end compounds covers thermoplastic, non-filled and mineral or glass-fiber-filled granulates

Whether tooth brushes, plastic fittings for vehicles, household appliances, wire insulation, cosmetic packaging, gaskets, window profiles, furniture or packaging – Sudpack compounds can be used in a broad range of industries and for technically demanding applications in particular thanks to their outstanding mechanical properties and optimal processability. They are the perfect combination of modern application technology and unparalleled expertise in polymers, additives and fillers. 

The Sudpack portfolio of high-end compounds covers thermoplastic, non-filled and mineral or glass-fiber-filled granulates that are equally suited for injection moulding, extrusion and filaments. 

“The base is formed by our standard compounds, which we customise to meet the required properties of the end product for each customer. This regularly allows us to significantly reduce the development process and time-to-market for our customers,” said Dr Kylie König, business development manager for compounds at Sudpack. 

As a responsible family business that focuses on sustainability, the use of recyclate allows Sudpack to also offer its customers solutions that can reduce the carbon footprints of their products. Just some of the materials that are used are recyclables from the company’s own film production as well as re-granulated materials from customers with the aim to use them as feedstock for new compounds whenever possible. “We’re very flexible in terms of input material and are able to use not only thermoplastic by-products, but also post-consumer recyclates and bio-based polymers,” König added. 

Decisions such as whether bio-based or conventional polymers should be used or how much recyclate should be in a compound are made by the customer. “In principle, it is even possible to realise material solutions made of 100% recyclate, which means there is no upper limit in this regard,” König said. 

To give customers the facts they need to select the most sustainable solution, Sudpack performs life cycle assessments for its StarBlend compounds that take the entire life cycle of the materials into account. Moreover, the seamless traceability of all of the raw materials used along the entire supply chain ensures that the specific compounds are available in consistently high quality and in the necessary quantities at all times. 

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