PBAT

Polybutylene adipate terephthalate (PBAT) is a biodegradable and compostable copolymer from the group of polyesters.
PBAT can be used pure and as a compound with polylactic acid (PLA), polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA), starch, lignin and cellulose.

Thanks to its special chemical structure, PBAT can be broken down by microorganisms and their enzymes. Under the conditions of an industrial composting plant – corresponding temperature, high humidity, defined oxygen content – the degradation takes place within a few weeks.

Application areas:
PBAT can be used as a substitute for polyethylene (PE) and is particularly similar to LD-PE in its properties. It is mainly used to produce films for packaging and agriculture (e.g. mulch films).

POM

Polyoxymethylenes, also known as polyacetals, are high molecular weight thermoplastics. The colorless, partially crystalline polymers are mainly used for the production of molded parts by injection molding. Because of their high rigidity, low coefficients of friction and good dimensional stability, polyoxymethylenes are used for the manufacture of precision parts. A characteristic structural element is an unbranched acetal group.
The homopolymer made from formaldehyde + methanol is called POM-H. In addition to numerous acetal groups, the copolymers (abbreviation POM-C) also have – (CH2) m – O– units with 2 or 4 methylene groups. They serve to thermally stabilize the polymer. POM-C has similar properties to POM-H.

Properties:

POM is characterized by high strength, hardness and stiffness in a wide temperature range. It retains its high toughness, has high abrasion resistance, a low coefficient of friction, high heat resistance, good sliding properties, good electrical and dielectric properties and low water absorption. The intrinsic color is opaque white because of the high crystallinity, but the material can be dyed in all colors.
Most POM grades meet FDA and EU regulations, and WRAS, KTW and NSF.
The crystallinity of POM-H reaches 80% and is slightly higher than that of POM-C with up to 75%. The crystallite melting point of POM-H is 175 ° C and of POM-C is 164 to 172 ° C. Because of the higher crystallite melting point, POM-H has a slightly better heat resistance. POM-C is somewhat more resistant to alkalis and hot water. In general, POM has poor weather resistance. [5] If the processing temperature is too high or if it is heated above 220 ° C, POM begins to thermally decompose. It forms for example Formaldehyde, which has a pungent and irritating odor.
Without special surface treatment, POM can only be bonded to a limited extent. The adhesion of adhesives (mostly epoxy resins) can be improved by special pickling of the surface

Areas of application:

POM is therefore one of the preferred construction materials, e.g. for precision parts in precision engineering. The most important areas of application are the automotive industry and electrical engineering, followed by general device and mechanical engineering as well as applications in the consumer goods sector. Gear wheels for example are made out of extruded plates or rods from POM.

PC

Polycarbonate is characterized by high heat resistance, strength
and hardness as well as excellent sliding properties, high abrasion resistance, good chemical resistance, low susceptibility to stress cracking and low moisture absorption.

In addition to the injection molding variants, there are types for the extrusion of semi-finished products, foils and cable sheathing as well as unreinforced, glass fiber reinforced, glass bead and mineral-filled settings.
There are also flame-retardant, elastomer-modified product types approved for food contact as well as blends with acrylonitrile-styrene-acrylic ester copolymer (ASA)

Areas of application:

Polycarbonate is used for optical parts (lenses and glasses) as well as for sports goggles and visors. Here the impact resistance is in the foreground, as well as the weight savings compared to the traditionally used glass, and PCs are also used in the automotive, leisure, household and electrical industries.

Areas of Sales

Areas of Sales

In the heart of Europe, partner of the world. In order to provide our customers with the best possible support, we look after some countries directly and we have an extensive network of partners to support those customers that we cannot directly assist.

Markets/customers that we support directly.

Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, France, Spain, Portugal, Scandinavia, Poland, Italy, UK, Ireland
Markets/customers, some of which we support directly and partly through our partners.

Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Romania, Bulgaria
Markets that we serve solely through our partners.

Everything outside the EU

QM / R&D

QM / R&D

In order to quickly and independently process customer requests for quality control, we have our own lab located directly at our offices. The most common parameters for plastics can be measured and checked in a timely manner.  The required test specimens are manufactured with our own injection molding machine.

The following test devices are available:

  • Universal test machine 10 kN / tensile test according to ISO 527
  • Bending test according to ISO 14125 or ISO 178
  • Pendulum impact hi T5.5P with freezer up to -40°C and notch machine
  • MeltFlow – MFI/MVR test device with automatic cutting device
  • Laboratory scales with density determination kit
  • Microscope for reflected and transmitted light, color measurement acc. to Delta L,a,b
  • Electronic moisture analyzer
  • Muffle oven for determining the glass fiber content
  • Comparative Tracking Index (CTI), Computer HDT Vicat Test, Differential Thermo Analysis (DTA)
  • Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA)
  • Needle flame test
  • Glow wire test (GWIT) or (GWFI), UL 94 test

Milestones

Milestones

Founding of ClickPlastics AG

Wolfgang Eberle establishes

ClickPlastics AG in Munich.

1999

MBO

Wolfgang Eberle takes over
ClickPlastics AG via MBO.

2001

Ralf Eberle joins

Succession is assured.
Ralf Eberle joins ClickPlastics AG.

2002

Move to Bensheim

ClickPlastics AG moves from Boehl-Iggelheim to its current location in Bensheim.

2004

20 M € turnover

For the first time, ClickPlastics AG achieved sales of more than € 20 million in one year.

2009

ClickPlastics invests & expands.

ClickPlastics AG is investing a total of € 5 million in a 3,700 m² building complex, a well-equipped laboratory, and a compounder.

2019

Why CP AG?

Why CP AG?

Our Advantages at a Glance

 
  • Technical competence, in-depth advice, and tailor-made products for your applications in compliance with the “Total Costs of Ownership.” If the right product is not available, we develop it in close cooperation with you and our partners.

  • Tailor-made logistical solutions to ensure high availability with low capital commitment for you.

  • High purchasing volumes (styrenes approx. 15,000 t. p.a., polyester approx. 7,500 t. p.a., container import approx. 1,700 TEU p.a.), in combination with our low overhead, allows us to offer you extremely competitive prices.

  • On request, incoming goods inspection (e.g. for consignment warehouses) and checking pre-defined technical parameters.

  • The global presence through our partners guarantees you the same workflow and product quality for your worldwide plants.

PPS

Polyphenylene sulphide (PPS) is a semi-crystalline plastic characterized by very high heat resistance, high chemical resistance & stiffness, and extremely low setting behavior during climate changes. Fiberglass, as well as carbon and aramid fibers, are primarily used to reinforce PPS. Calcium carbonate, calcium sulfate, kaolin, mica, talc, or quartz are all used as fillers. Filling levels of up to 70 mass percent are possible.

Characteristic features:

High temperature resistance

Good chemical resistance, stiffness, strength

Good creep resistance at higher temperatures

Applications:

The products are widely used to replace conventional technical

materials, such as metals, thermosets, and ceramic materials in a wide range of

applications (automotive, construction, electrical & electronic components, consumer

& household appliances).

PP

The polypropylene (PP) properties are determined by the molecular structure (chain length of the polymers, lateral arrangement of the methyl groups in the polymer chain).  It demonstrates, in particular, a high strength at low specific weight.   PP can be filled with mineral fillers such as talc, chalk, or glass fibers. This significantly expands the range of mechanical properties (stiffness, operating temperatures, etc.).

Characteristic Features:

Higher strength, hardness, rigidity, and impact strength in comparison to polyethylene.

Glass transition temperature of 0° C – 10° C, which causes brittleness in cold temperatures. The upper glass transition temperature falls between 100° C and 110° C. The crystallite melting range is 160° C – 165° C.

Water resistant.

Resistant against almost all organic solvents (but swelling is possible) and fats, as well as most acids and alkalis.

Due to its low surface energy, it does not respond well to bonding and printing.

PP is odorless and skin-friendly, it is physiologically safe.

Applications:

Areas of application include the automobile sector, where glass fiber reinforced PP types are often used.  In the construction sector, it is used for valves, fittings, piping, and profiles.  In ventilation and climate-control technology, flame-retardant PP types are often used.