ELIX Polymers is one of the most important manufacturers of ABS (Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene) resins and derivatives in Europe, with 40 years of experience in engineering plastics and an installed capacity of 180ktons/year from their plant in Tarragona (Spain) to the world. Our company prioritises safe processes, high quality products and tailor-made services for customers.
The operation starts in 1975, when the Tarragona ABS and SAN production plant was inaugurated. Since then many improvements and investments have been made to place ELIX in a position to offer a wide range of ABS grades used in a variety of Industries and applications (automotive, medical, toys, electroplating, household appliances, cosmetics, furniture, conduits & electrical boxes, etc).
Our high performance products meet the stringent requirements of the Health Care, Automotive, Appliances, Electronic, Toys and other Industries and let our company to earn the trust of many leading global companies as customers. ELIX has ISO 9001 and 14001 certification, is a supporter of the chemical industry’s responsibilities and has strong technical expertise in product formulation & color development.ELIX Polymers
Polígono Industrial - Crta. Vila-seca-La Pineda s/n
43110 La Canonja (Tarragona)
+34 977 83 54 00
26 Jan 2017
ELIX Polymers extends use of SAP Hybris customer relationship management tool to drive service excellence
Tarragona, January 26, 2017 – ELIX Polymers, a leading producer of ABS resins and compounds, says it will increase its implementation of SAP´s customer relationship management (CRM) solution, SAP Hybris Cloud for Customer, to further streamline processes and strengthen relationships with customers. This will ultimately lead to a significantly enhanced customer experience, ELIX Polymers says.
5 Dec 2016
Collaboration between BSH Electrodomésticos España and ELIX Polymers leads to improvement in aesthetic laser marking for household appliances
Tarragona, December 5, 2016 – Collaboration between ELIX Polymers, a leading specialist in the production of ABS specialties, and BSH Electrodomésticos España, part of Europe’s largest producer of household appliances, to improve the contrast and resolution of aesthetic laser marking on visible ABS components has produced “highly satisfactory” results. Cooperation in research and development has helped ELIX Polymers develop special laser-markable grades of ABS, while BSH says it may now extend its use of laser decoration into new areas.
29 Nov 2016
Tarragona, November 29, 2016 – ELIX Polymers has launched a new ABS grade for use in products that come into contact with food and which also require extra toughness and resistance to high temperatures. Target applications include kitchenware, products for preparation and storage of food, and also toys. The new M545TF grade will enhance the company’s Healthcare portfolio, which already includes grades for medical devices, cosmetics, food contact applications and toys.
3 Nov 2016
Tarragona, November 3, 2016 – ELIX Polymers, a main player in the manufacture and sale of ABS resins and by-products, has pronounced as a complete success its participation in the K-show (K 2016) in Düsseldorf, Germany, considered to be the plastics industry’s key trade fair.
26 Oct 2016
ELIX Polymers introduces new generation ABS/PC blend for major weight reductions in Automotive applications
Tarragona, October 26, 2016 – ELIX Polymers has introduced a new generation ABS/PC blend to meet the needs of the automotive industry. ELIX Ultra HH 4115 HI ABS/PC can help to achieve major weight reductions through lower density, as well as delivering cost savings, processing benefits, very low emissions and odour when compared to PC/ABS.
28 Sep 2016
Tarragona, September 28, 2016 – ELIX Polymers is reducing order-to-dispatch time down to just one week for the most popular products in its ABS portfolio. Lead times for all other ABS products are being cut to three weeks. “ELIX continues to excel in its mission to distinguish itself as the industry benchmark for quality and service,” says Narcis Vidal, supply chain director at ELIX Polymers.
12 Sep 2016
Tarragona, September 12, 2016 – ELIX Polymers, one of the world's top suppliers of high-performance acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) and polycarbonate/ABS (ABS/PC) polymers used in numerous industries, is expanding its business and physical presence into North America.
20 Jul 2016
Tarragona, July 20, 2016 – A new “ABS 3D printing” R&D project initiated by specialty ABS producer ELIX Polymers aims to develop advanced versions of the terpolymer specifically for 3D printing using Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF), more commonly known as Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM). ELIX’s aim is to create materials that will produce parts with better mechanical properties such as resistance to impact, low warpage, dimensional precision and high resolution.
6 Jul 2016
Tarragona, July 6, 2016 – ELIX Polymers will make its first appearance at the triennial K show in Düsseldorf this October (19-26). But while the name is new, the company’s heritage is measured in decades. A specialist in production of ABS and SAN polymers, high performance compounds, polymer blends and also polymer modifiers, its lineage includes such illustrious names as Bayer, Lanxess and Ineos.
25 May 2016
Tarragona, May 25, 2016 – ELIX Polymers has launched a new process of product development and innovation based on criteria of responsible innovation. The move forms part of the innovation strategy initiated by the specialty ABS producer several years ago.
13 Apr 2016
Tarragona, April 13, 2016 – An innovative natural fibre-reinforced ABS developed by ELIX Polymers has picked up the 2016 Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award. ELIX ECO ABS-NF was specifically designed to fulfil some of the most demanding requirements of the automotive industry, and offers mechanical properties that are equal to or better than traditional glass fibre reinforced ABS.
25 Feb 2016
Tarragona, February 25, 2016 - ELIX Polymers, a leading manufacturer of ABS (Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene) resins and derivatives in Europe with a 40-year track record, will introduce its ABS plating grades portfolio at the VDI “Plastics in Automotive Engineering” congress in Mannheim, Germany (March 9th and 10th). ELIX P2MC is considered by customers as the best in class in terms of its ability to adhere to metal; scrap rates of plated parts are reported to be lower than with any competing material after more than 15 years in production. Now the company is unveiling an upgraded version of P2MC as well as new ABS grades to complete the plating portfolio.