This speaks for Polytec

Lived partnership is at the top of our list

We take a lot of time for our customers and listen carefully when you tell us about the requirements and environmental conditions of the polyurethane component to be developed. So we can find the optimal solution together. Because our long-standing customers know that the right recipe can enormously extend the service life of the component. That is why we do not focus on price, but rather on a solution that enables our customers to operate economically. In addition to an ideal solution, this also means consistent quality and high delivery reliability.

 

First we listen to you.

The more detailed you describe your requirements to us, the better we can match the product to your operating conditions. Due to the wide range of industries, we have built up a great deal of expertise in the development and processing of polyurethane in the 35 years of our existence, which we would be happy to incorporate into your product. We are experts in our field and offer our expertise through PUR consulting.

We are happy to assist you with our technical advisors on site in your company.

If your requirements are so special and we are unable to cope with any of our 150 polyurethane formulations, then there is nothing standing in the way of developing a new polyurethane formulation in our in-house R&D office. Our team is happy about every new challenge.

 

We also always surprise our customers with the analytical skills we have when it comes to determining environmental conditions in use. It is particularly important for us to find out what loads (mechanical, chemical, …) our polyurethane components are exposed to. From this knowledge, we can derive improvements and optimize the polyurethane formulation.

Of course, molds and devices are required for the production of molded polyurethane parts. Regardless of whether we have it manufactured in-house, at one of our sister companies or at one of our long-term external partners, we take care of an economical and timely implementation.

 

A well-planned and made shape is the prerequisite for a perfect polyurethane molded part.

There is also the option of pouring inserts made of aluminum, steel or other materials into a polyurethane component or applying coatings thereon.

In order to achieve perfect adhesion, careful preparation of the inserts is crucial. The pretreatment is based on three steps: First, the inserts are washed to remove oily residues, then the inserts are blasted. Blasting is done with our own sandblasting systems and a continuous blasting system for serial parts. In the case of particularly large-volume parts, we switch to a partner in the vicinity who has been with us for many decades.

The last step is the application of the adhesion promoter or primer that forms a chemical connection with the polyurethane.

We have great flexibility with the addition of additives and processing of a wide variety of polyurethane formulations on the most modernly equipped polyurethane casting machines, which are developed and built by our global sister company POLYTEC EMC ENGINEERING. All polyurethane casting systems are linked to the operational data acquisition, which enables us to achieve a very high and consistent quality, as we always have the essential parameters in view.

 

We process all raw material systems (MDI, TDI and NDI isocyanates as well as polyester, polyether and polycarbonate systems) in the hardness range from 40 ShoreA to 75 ShoreD – this also includes Vulkollan® * D15. The polyurethane formulations of Polytec Industrial have been known on the market as TECTHAN and THELAN for decades and are successful.

In the spray area, we offer a wide variety of polyurethane systems on four high-pressure systems. Our standard ranges from the polyurethane wear protection system to polyurea systems to the DIN / EN approved corrosion protection system. The mobile on-site coating rounds off the department’s offer.

In contrast to the rubber coating, the THELAN spray coating offers a seamless coating for your components.

Using the rotary casting process, we produce mats in various polyurethane formulations up to 4000x500x10 mm or in the classic polyurethane casting process blocks up to 3000x1000x30mm.

On the one hand, we can adapt the thickness of the polyurethane sheets or blocks according to your requirements, on the other hand we offer a cutting service (according to dxf contour or rectangular cut).

Depending on the requirements, the parts are deburred, turned, grooved or ground after casting. We are also happy to take over the finished assembly of components or smaller assemblies.

 
 

In addition to casting molded parts, we offer our customers a full service. For us, this includes: the procurement of steel parts and the finished assembly of components or smaller assemblies in-house.

Finally, we offer our customers the service of customer-specific packaging, targeted warehousing and worldwide delivery. Our customer service also includes the provision of serial parts in the Kanban system.

The entire order process – from the offer to delivery – is handled by a modern ERP system that is optimized to our requirements. All article data (recipe, drawings, work instructions, test instructions, …) are stored and made available to the employees on the working papers. In this way we guarantee very high adherence to delivery dates and fulfill the specified component characteristics.

Developer. Processor. All from a single source.

We as POLYTEC INDUSTRIAL are the flexible specialists for the production of technical molded polyurethane parts and polyurethane coatings. We manufacture in every shape, property and quantity – whether as a series part or one-off production. We process hot and cold casting as well as spray systems. Our polyurethane formulations have been known on the market as TECTHAN and THELAN for many years.

POLYTEC INDUSTRIAL is made up of two companies in the field of polyurethane processing and a mechanical engineering company for casting and dosing systems for reactive plastics. This combination, which is unique on the market, enables us to offer solutions that conventional polyurethane processors cannot implement. The synergies work in both directions, on the one hand the machine builders benefit from the direct feedback from the two polyurethane processors, and on the other hand the polyurethane processors benefit from direct access to the mechanical engineers and the latest technical developments.

By consistently orienting ourselves to the requirements of our customers, we have built up a great pool of polyurethane formulations (TECTHAN and THELAN) over the past decades, which allows us to respond to a wide variety of requirements. Due to the high level of innovation of our long-standing customers, the development does not end here either, so that new polyurethane recipes emerge from new challenges.

We do not rely on manufacturers of finished polyurethane systems, we develop them ourselves in our research and development office. This is equipped with the most modern measuring, testing and testing facilities. With our own climate chamber, we can simulate a wide variety of operating conditions and develop appropriate solutions.

With a pool of 150 polyurethane formulations, it is clear that we process all polyurethane systems and can therefore offer our customers the best solution. These include the classic MDI systems with polyether or polyester polyol, heavy-duty TDI systems, the well-known Vulkollan® based on NDI, and polyurethane systems based on polycarbonates, which have excellent properties with regard to temperature and chemical resistance.

A key reason for our high and consistent quality is that we only work with the latest multi-component casting systems from POLYTEC EMC Engineering.

Components made of polyurethane have a very wide range of applications. The range of quantities is correspondingly broad. It ranges from the re-coating of a vibratory finishing machine with sprayed polyurethane, to the production of polyurethane mold parts in series of a few hundred pieces, to the highly automated production of polyurethane components with steel inserts on a rotary molding machine.

Thanks to our large and modern machinery, we cover a wide range of possible component sizes and geometries, from coating small rocker arms with a 2g polyurethane coating to casting press cushions with 1,600kg polyurethane.

History

If you always do what you can already do, you will always remain what you already are. POLYTEC INDUSTRIAL is constantly developing when it comes to new applications for polyurethane parts or new polyurethane formulations, as well as in the area of machine and plant engineering where the latest technical possibilities are constantly being integrated in order to be able to process plastics such as polyurethane, silicone, resins, etc. even more precisely, quickly and reliably.

The focus of Polytec Holding shifted more and more to plastic solutions for the automotive industry and more complex modules for other industries. The companies of the Industrial division (Polytec Elastoform GmbH, Polytec Thelen GmbH and Polytec EMC Engineering) continued to focus on industrial applications of polyurethane and on the development and production of casting systems for reactive plastics, respectively. In these areas, Polytec Industrial grew organically to become one of the major players in the European market.

Due to a lack of future-oriented synergies within the Group, it was decided to sell this division or to change part of the ownership. With the investments of RSAG and Invest AG, the course for further growth has been set. The long-time co-shareholders (Ulrike Huemer and Peter Stinshoff) remain involved and active in the company as managing directors.

Planning the expansion of the Marchtrenk site by 1,800 square meters to 6,500 square meters of production space.

2008 the ownership structure was restructured and Mr. Stinshoff contributed his Thelen share to POLYTEC INDUSTRIAL. Today he holds 30 percent of POLYTEC INDUSTRIAL and manages the business of all three companies together with Ulrike Huemer.

Thanks to technological expertise, flexibility and high quality manufacturing, POLYTEC ELASTOFORM and POLYTEC THELEN are now represented in almost all branches of industry. Together with the sister company POLYTEC EMC ENGINEERING, they have developed into a competent partner in the field of technical polyurethane molded parts.

After purchasing a piece of land, a new, modern administration building and a new production hall with attached mold warehouse will be built at the Bochum location in 2007. This increases the production area to 6,000 square meters.

The Marchtrenk site was expanded to 4,700 square meters in 2003.

Expansion of the building system at the Bochum site in 2000 to 3,500 square meters.

In 1995 Friedrich Huemer acquired a majority stake in one of the most important competitors in the market for polyurethane processing, the German company Thelen, and thus completed today’s POLYTEC INDUSTRIAL. The Bochum-based company was one of the first companies to use high-pressure spray polyurethane for industrial wear protection coatings. The market expansion in Germany began with the formulation know-how of the Austrians.

POLYTEC’s strategy of almost always continuing to manage the acquired companies in unchanged form came into play here; Managing Director Peter Stinshoff continues to direct the fortunes of the Bochum location.

In 1994 the building area at the Marchtrenk site was expanded again to 3,900 square meters.

The next milestone followed in 1990 when the Swiss casting plant manufacturer Spritztechnik was taken over and moved to Upper Austria. The resulting POLYTEC EMC is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of systems for dosing multi-component, liquid plastics.

The Marchtrenk site was expanded in 1989 and expanded from a base area of 1,000 square meters to 2,600 square meters.

In 1988 Mr. Huemer bought the Sempollan department of his former employer Semperit and the strategy of growth through the acquisition of companies began. At the same time, the new production facility in Marchtrenk began.

Driven by the idea of being independent, Friedrich Huemer and his wife Ulrike founded the company POLYTEC Kunststoffververarbeitunggesellschaft in 1986 and laid the foundation stone for today’s POLYTEC INDUSTRIAL.