Posted on 09/02/2022 in Electric & Electronic Building & Construction Fire Safety 2021
Hendrik Tjaden, The Compound Company

The Compound Company works closely with customers to develop and deliver bespoke performance thermoplastic solutions, by (reactive) extrusion, for applications including construction, technical engineering, Packaging, PV modules, cables. This technology enables functionalisation of polymers, blending of polymers, and adhesion to incorporated fibres (glass fibres, natural fibres), and reaction or integration of additives. Tolling enables access to this performance technology to downstream customers. The Compound Company sees an increasing demand for flame retarded compounds, to meet more widely applicable and stricter fire safety requirements. Solutions ensure effective mixing of flame retardants, which is essential for both fire performance and mechanical properties. Specific additives are used to avoid issues of smell and loss of additive FRs, and to ensure compatibility between polymers, fibres and additives. New developments include compatibiliser and stabiliser additives to enable recycling.

The Compound Company started as a spin-off from Hartman plastics in 2005, and acquired Yparex® extrudable adhesive resins from DSM in 2011. Its plastic performance compounds are branded Ecoforte®. The company is based in the Netherlands with some 130 staff in 3 countries worldwide.

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