HEXPOL: An Auto Industry Partner
HEXPOL rubber compounding benefits automakers around the globe. In North America we have strong OEM and Tier 1 supplier relationships, because we understand the strict quality standards and specifications in the auto industry.
Our HEXLITE™ Microdense Technology, an advanced compounding technology, reduces the specific gravity and weight of materials already considered to have low density, while retaining good physical properties and reducing the need for conventional blowing agents with a spongy cellular structure. HEXLITE is ideal for lightweighting.
HEXPOL’s industry leading polymer expertise, with over 60 years of mixing and product development experience, enable us to deliver “Best-in-Class” and personalized service to our automotive customers.
Integrated Automotive Solutions: Proprietary and Standard Compounds
HEXPOL is working with key auto industry enterprises to promote compounds as preferred materials to meet automotive fuel efficiency, performance, and sustainability requirements. We assist with material selection and design, processing and manufacturing methods, and “green technology” leadership.
As a leading developer and manufacturer of advanced, high-quality compounds, our integrated approach to recipe development and mixing considers customer processes, technical specifications, cost effectiveness, and raw materials. Our family of compounded products includes:
- Rubber – HEXPOL can mix an assortment of rubber polymer types, including natural rubber, EPDM, SBR, NBR and FKM to name a few.
- Silicone – We have a line of standard silicone compounds, including HCR, fluorosilicones, and silicone/EPDM compounds.
- TPE – Our TPE products combine the performance of thermoset rubbers with the processing ease of plastics. TPEs are formulated to have excellent color capabilities and are weather and UV resistant.
- Performance Additives – HEXPOL has a comprehensive line of custom and standardized productivity enhancing products, including heat additives, UV stabilizers, flame-retardants and friction modifiers, as well as color concentrates.
- Thermoplastic Olefin (Polyolefin) – Polymers consisting of thermoplastic and filler such as fiberglass or carbon fiber. TPO is used extensively in the auto industry.
- Nylon (polyamide) – These resins are often used to make parts that replace metals in applications that require high temperature resistance, such as automotive powertrains.