In 2015, a European resin manufacturer, TechnoCompound GmbH, approached PTS about the possibility of providing automotive resins in the domestic market in order to avoid high shipping costs from Europe and any possible tariffs.
After the manufacturer’s visit to PTS for a company audit –– and being satisfied with PTS’ production and lab capabilities –– a joint development program was set for various polyolefin-based products with a focus on sustainability.
In the last five years, more than seven automotive products have been developed by PTS, working in conjunction with TechnoCompound GmbH –– meeting the customer’s specified requirement of as many as 13 properties, including shrinkage. Of those products, two have been in production since 2018, with the remaining five waiting for customer approval. All of the materials are used in underbody and wheel liner applications.
More product developments are planned under the valued, growing partnership, and PTS is currently working on three additional product lines. CLICK HERE to read more Case Studies.