Polyscope is the global leader in research, product development, production and supply of styrene maleic anhydride (SMA) copolymers, compounds and aqueous solutions and styrene maleic anhydride N-phenylmaleimide (SMANPMI) terpolymers.

Polyscope offers a full spectrum of SMA and SMANPMI co- and terpolymers and compounds for engineering plastic and specialty chemical applications under the trade names XIRAN® and XIBOND™. Resins can be created with a very broad range of molar mass and levels of maleic anhydride. For engineering plastics the SMA/ABS based compounds have varying impact modification levels and glass fiber content. For specialty chemical applications, low molecular weight XIRAN® base resins and solutions are chemically modified to meet customer needs.

A global customer base is supported from corporate headquarters, production and research & development in Geleen, The Netherlands, and with local compounding, contract manufacturing facilities and sales & marketing support in Europe, North America, and Asia.

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+31 46 75 00 010

Polyscope celebrates 10 years of successful growth in SMA

Polyscope celebrates 10 years of successful growth in SMA.
(Photos Polyscope, PSPR016)The champagne will be coming out on the Polyscope stand at K 2016, (hall5 booth E08) as the Dutch company celebrates 10 years of increasing success as one of the world’s most important producer of styrene maleic anhydride (SMA) thermoplastics.

More polymers take the heat, with XIRAN® heat boosters from Polyscope

XIRAN® heat boosters from Polyscope take the heat. (Photo Polyscope, PSPR015)Polyscope, the world’s leading producer of styrene maleic anhydride (SMA) copolymers, is expanding its XIRAN® heat booster range. Originally introduced to increase the high temperature resistance of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) and acrylonitrile styrene acrylate (ASA), XIRAN heat boosters are now also proving succesful in increasing the heat performance of other styrenic polymers, such as polystyrene (PS) and styrene acrylonitrile (SAN), as well as polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA). The extensive XIRAN heat booster range has positioned Polyscope as the pioneer for heat perfomance promotion of engineering plastics.

Polyscope expands portfolio with XERAN® compatibilizers

Effect of XERAN® compatibilization on mechanical properties of a polycarbonate (PC) and acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) compound.
(Photo Polyscope, PSPR014)Polyscope has broadened its portfolio of XIRAN® neat resins, compounds, powders and liquids with a range of XERAN® compatibilizers. The maleic anhydride functionality in these XERAN copolymers and terpolymers makes them extremely suitable as a compatibilizer and coupling agent in many applications.

Polyscope cutting edge sunroof application recognized with SPE Automotive Award for innovation

XIRAN® thermoplastic sunroof frame for the Citroen DS3 Cabrio. (Photo Polyscope, PSPR013)The Society of Plastics Engineers' Central Europe Automotive Division has recognized the groundbreaking work done by Polyscope in the development of sunroof frames for medium- and low-volume vehicle platforms. At the gala presentation of the 15th SPE Central Europe Automotive Awards held in Düsseldorf on October 14, third prize in the Body Exterior section went to a frame for the Citroën DS3 Cabrio injection molded in XIRAN® glass reinforced blend of styrene maleic anhydride (SMA) and ABS developed by Polyscope.

Frost & Sullivan Award for Xiran® IZ recognises Polyscope new product innovation leadership

Frost & Sullivan award for Xiran® IZ recognises Polyscope new product innovation leadership. (Photo Polyscope, PSPR010)Based on its recent analysis of Plastic Modifiers in Europe, Frost & Sullivan has recognised the development of the new XIRAN® IZ grades produced by Polyscope with the 2013 Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Leadership Award. Through this Award, Polyscope is rewarded for its continued innovation and product line expansion.

Polyscope founder and board member receives major SPE accolade

Uwe Wascher honored by Society of Plastics Engineers' European Automotive Division with lifetime achievement award. (Photo Polyscope, PSPR012)Uwe Wascher, one of the co-founders of Polyscope, is to be honored by the Society of Plastics Engineers' European Automotive Division with its lifetime achievement award. The award will be formally handed over by SPE representatives on Monday 21 October at 14.00 hrs on the Polyscope booth in Hall 5/stand E08 at K 2013.

Innovation excellence of Polyscope during K-fair 2013

XIRAN® thermoplastic sunroof frames for serial production of the Citroen DS3 Cabrio. (Photo Polyscope, PSPR011)At K2013, Polyscope, the world's leading producer of styrene maleic anhydride (SMA) copolymers and compounds, will display some of its most recent developments in engineering plastic applications. In addition, the company is staging a series of technical sessions at its booth in Hall 5/stand E08.

Polyscope wins 2013 Best Managed Company Award

Polyscope outstanding performance is recognized in major awards programme. (Photo Polyscope, PSPR009)Polyscope is proud to announce that it has won a Deloitte Best Company Award 2013. This distinction was awarded as part of the “Best Managed Companies” program, organized by Deloitte in the Netherlands in cooperation with the TiasNimbas Business School and the VNO-NCW. A critical jury assessed relevant applicant companies on their financial statements, growth, strategy, organization, and management. The jury then awarded the title of “Best Managed Company” to the most outstanding of these companies. The award winners reflect the notable work ethic and ingenuity of the Netherlands’ leading companies in 2013.

XIRAN® IZ from Polyscope helps to take the heat

XIRAN® IZ from Polyscope helps to take the heat.
(Photo Polyscope, PSPR008)Polyscope, the world's leading producer of styrene maleic anhydride (SMA) copolymers, has added a third dimension to its already extensive product portfolio by manufacturing terpolymers consisting of styrene, maleic anhydride and N-phenylmaleimide. These new products are commercialized and branded as XIRAN® IZ grades.

Polyscope extends XIRAN® portfolio with low molecular weight styrene maleic anhydride co-polymers

Polyscope plant in Geleen. (Photo Polyscope, PSPR007)Polyscope, the world's leading producer of styrene maleic anhydride co-polymers, has launched two new product grades with a lower molecular weight, to extend its existing portfolio of XIRAN® styrene maleic anhydride co-polymers.

XIRAN® SMA: Boosting the thermal performance of ABS

XIRAN® SMA boosts the temperature performance of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) polymers. 
(Picture: Polyscope: PSPR006)In a recent benchmark analysis of heat boosters, Polyscope Polymers has highlighted the benefits that can be obtained by the use of readily available XIRAN® SMA copolymers as a modifier in thermoplastic polymers.

Polyscope Polymers expands scope of Xiran® SMA as additive for amorphous thermoplastics

SMA additive increases value of ABS, PMMA by boosting thermal performance, paintability and compatibility in multi-material systems. (Pictures: Polyscope: PSPR005)Styrene maleic anhydride, long established as a high performance thermoplastic in its own right, is now finding increasing use as a functional additive and compatibilizer in other amorphous and to some extent crystalline thermoplastics. Major SMA producer Polyscope is leading the way in expanding the use of this polymer as a property enhancer.