Sankt Augustin, Germany -- Polyurethane equipment supplier Hennecke GmbH has signed a cooperation contract with Austrian company CPS - Customer Polymer Solutions GmbH, to make tailor-made solutions in processing polyurethane elastomers available to customers worldwide, the group announced 16 April.
The two polyurethane companies are "aiming to attain far-reaching synergies through this strategic partnership," a Hennecke statement noted.
As well as consistently expanding global distribution structures, elastomer processors will especially benefit from new developments in machine technology from the cooperative venture, the statement continued.
Demand for PU cast elastomers has grown continuously over the past few years, and Hennecke said it met this challenge by introducing innovative systems with design which can be adapted to customer's needs and have consistent temperature control.
According to Hennecke, the partnership with CPS offers a basis for optimising processing technology and making it even more popular internationally. The Austrian company will bring ample and detailed knowledge to the partnership - CPS ceo Arno Petter has over 30 years experience in elastomer plant engineering.
"The partnership with Hennecke shows that there is still significant potential to be tapped within a specific market segment," said Petter, in Hennecke's statement. "On top of that, our cumulative competence will offer the chance to react to the concrete needs of the market in a flexible manner," he added.
Such an increase in flexibility can also be observed in the ability to utilise appropriate raw material systems, with users able to employ all common cast systems. This has partly been made possible by Hennecke's disengagement with Bayer, said Hennecke ceo Rolf Trippler: "Thanks to our fully independent position towards all raw material suppliers, we can use whatever system best suits the specific demands of our individual customers. That increases quality and customer satisfaction in equal measure."
PIC: Shaking on the deal on 14 April 2009 at Hennecke's Sankt Augustin headquarters l-r: Berthold Schimmelpfennig, Arno Petter, Rolf Trippler and Matthias Klahr.