Elasto Sweden invests in new production line for thermoplastic elastomers
Mary Page Bailey
Elasto Sweden AB (Åmål, Sweden), part of the Hexpol TPE Group (www.hexpoltpe.com), has announced plans to invest in a new thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) production line at their facility in Åmål, Sweden. The plans include high-quality twin-screw technology, advanced raw material controls, supporting subsystems and analytics equipment. The new line is expected to come onstream in 2015. Elasto Sweden specializes in the conception, formulation and production of tailored TPE compounds based on styrenic block copolymers for the medical, consumer, toy and food markets, where there are stringent requirements in production management, traceability, consistency and cleanliness.