- 2017 was a very good year for Polykemi with excellent volume growth throughout the Polykemi Group, says Mattias Persson, sales manager at Polykemi. The growth is a result of the commercialization of many new projects in recent years as well as a strong global market.
A direct effect of the increase in sales and production last year is that in the Swedish part of the Polykemi Group, about 20 new staff were employed and a major investment was made in the expansion and renovation of office space and laboratory in Ystad. Polykemi also invested in three new extruder lines, two of which replaced older existing models. As planned, the investment has led to improved efficiency and increased production capacity.
- We are planning to invest in another three new extruder lines in 2018, says Mattias Persson. I predict that the strong international market will persist and we expect further growth with increasing volumes during this year. We see a continued strong demand for reinforced PP compounds and technical plastics like PC/ABS, PC/ASA, PC/PBT and PA. In addition, Polykemi celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, concludes Mattias Persson.
Short facts about PolykemiPolykemi is a family-owned company that manufactures custom-made plastic compounds of world-class quality. The company was founded in 1968 in Ystad, Sweden, and although the Polykemi Group has expanded to three different continents, the headquarters and Swedish manufacturing remain at the same address even today.
Polykemi invested in three new extruder lines in 2017.
The Polykemi Group also includes Ystad-based subsidiaries Rondo Plast, which offers high quality recycled plastic raw materials, and Scanfill, that develops efficient and environmentally friendly packaging solutions. In addition, the wholly-owned subsidiaries Polykemi Compounds Kunshan, with its own production of custom plastic compounds in China, and Polykemi Inc., USA, belong to the Polykemi Group.