HEXPOL has acquired Valley Processing of City of Industry, Calif. This acquisition will broaden HEXPOL presence in Western and Southeastern region of the United States. Also HEXPOL acquired in the Czech Republic, Trelleborg Material & Mixing Lesina. These two acquisitions represent a total investment of $113 million.
Happenings at HEXPOL (2017)
HEXPOL is participating in the TechnoBiz “USA Rubber Industry Forum 2017” to be held May 22-23 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania at Crown Plaza South Hotel. Ray C. Hetherington, senior technical support at HEXPOL, will present a paper entitled “What to Consider When Designing Elastomer Compounds for Automated Injection Molding.” A White Paper will be available after the presentation which you can get on HEXPOL website.
HEXPOL will participate in Rubber in Automotive Conference sponsored by RPN will be held June 13-14 in Troy, Michigan. Ray C. Hetherington, senior technical support at HEXPOL, will make a presentation on “Lightweight and Green Technologies in Automotive Elastomers.”
HEXPOL has silicone technical specialists and field service representatives who listen to what customers need. Because of silicone's flexible chemical structure, our chemists can modify and improve its properties and enhance its performance to meet an array of functions in thousands of applications around the world.
Using our Request For Quote (RFQ) process, we collaborate with you to determine whether you need us to develop a custom formulation, use one of our existing formulas, or use your recipe for mixing.
We gather information that helps deliver the right silicone solution, such as:
• Specification/Physical Requirements – Characteristics such as hardness, color, tensile, elongation, conductivity, high and low temperature limits, and fluid resistance; as well as specifications (e.g., military, automotive) and industry standards.
• Customer Process for Curing – Injection, compression, extrusion, etc., as well at process parameters such as time, temperature and line speed.
• Physical Forms of Compounded Product – Continuous strips or slabs, preforms and pigs-rolls.
• Application –What will the part be used for?
HEXPOL chemists and technical specialists use this information to modify the chemical structure of silicone rubber to achieve the exact properties needed for your application. Working with our customers, we continue to discover new applications for silicone polymers.