Competence meets innovation – this isn’t just a motto at SÜDPACK, but also a necessity, especially when it comes to technical films and compounds. “The quality of the raw materials, semi-finished products and films ultimately determines the performance and safety of an entire system. Which is why we never make any compromises when it comes to our special technical films,” says Bülent Kasap, Head of Sales BU FF&C (Functional Films & Compounds) at SÜDPACK.
Thanks to its extensive portfolio, the technology and innovation leader meets the highly diverse requirements of many industrial applications. Its range includes films that are used as insulation film or sturdy primary and secondary packaging for industrial products and adhesives. As well as those that are used as semi-finished products in the manufacture of technical products for the building and construction sector, for example.
Outstanding material properties
These multi-layered films are extremely durable and sturdy. SÜDPACK’s comprehensive expertise in the coextrusion of high-performance films allows its products to be extensively customized with a variety of properties. For example, they are highly resistant to chemicals and mechanical forces, or boast antistatic properties. “Be it in civil engineering, water and energy supply or infrastructure in general – SÜDPACK products must always meet the highest standards in terms of quality, functionality and flexibility,” says Bülent Kasap.
Demand for sustainable solutions is growing
Bülent Kasap is also expecting a great deal of interest regarding sustainability. The company group adapted to the changing needs of the market at an early stage, adjusting both its portfolio and processes accordingly. In terms of technical films, SÜDPACK’s sustainability offensive primarily focuses on producing recyclable materials and increasing the proportion of recycled material in its products, to ensure that recycled materials from various sources can be easily incorporated into its films. “By using recycled materials, we can significantly reduce the carbon footprint of our products, thereby helping to meet our customers’ sustainability targets,” says Bülent Kasap. SÜDPACK therefore assesses the carbon footprint of its films and packaging along the entire process chain, not just at the end of their life cycle. From late 2022, an intelligent LCA tool will be available that allows a wide range of sustainability concepts to be compared and decisions to be taken based on facts.
Multi-faceted added value
Thanks to its unique plant and technology park, as well as its dedicated, highly motivated R&D, Application Technology and Market Specialist teams, SÜDPACK is able to combine various manufacturing processes in such a way that the necessary film properties can be achieved with maximum efficiency. Customers therefore not only benefit from its core coextrusion competence, but also its extensive experience of polymers and process engineering, as well as the lamination and printing of plastic films.
Another fundamental building block for an efficient and significantly more sustainable development process – with a faster time-to-market, less waste and reduced energy consumption – is its ‘multiXtrusion’ pilot plant that is used for customer sampling and trials at its headquarters in Ochsenhausen.
And last but not least, close collaboration and excellent networking with institutes, universities, associations and industrial partners also help SÜDPACK to use its position as market leader to promote pioneering initiatives and repeatedly provide new impetus for product innovations, especially those involving sustainability. As recently as June 2022, SÜDPACK was ranked the 36th most sustainable company out of around 4,000 businesses by the renowned business magazine, WirtschaftsWoche, and then Germany’s 2nd most innovative SME in August.