Blend+ is a producer of additive blends for the polymer industry. Targeted markets are polyolefin producers in particular, but also producers of other plastic resins. The leading technology that is applied for producing Blend+ products allows both its conversion in upstream processes and in downstream market segments such as compounders. Blend+ is run by a well experienced management team, entirely financed from shareholder´s equity.
The production facility of Blend+ is centered in Nordrhein-Westfalen, in the industrial park of Akzo Nobel in Düren/Niederau Germany, in relative proximity to the European polymer manufacturing and converting industry. The groundbreaking of a large-scale production line has only been initiated - the starting of the commercial production is scheduled for Q1/2016. Since September 2015 a newly implemented pilot plant allows customers to plant trial test formulations with a state-of-the-art additive blending & granulation process. Identical machinery & processes are designed with both pilot plant and production lines in order to ensure a reliable scale-up. The resulting dust free additive blend pellets facilitate superior dosing, conveying, incorporation and disperion of polymer stabilizer packages into polymeric substrates.
Blend+ operates completely independent from any additive producer respectively supplier. Customers are able to specify all available main additive brands and origin.
The development of additive blends, based on specified customer formulations represents the core business process. Beyond Blend+ offers own formulations expertise for e.g. compounders and converters.
Process controlled weighing and mixing followed by a highly efficient compaction step. The resulting pellets allow a beneficial mean particle size distribution. The dust-free quality of Blend+ additive blends ensure its easy dosing and conveying, and in particular a cost-effective re-dispersion of additives during the incorporation into the resin substrate.
3 step quality insurance process based on a) multiple staffing documentation, b) digital weight note, and c) quantitative analysis on finished products.
The dust free pellets and quality of pelletized additive blends ensure its beneficial conveying & dosing, and in particular a cost-efficient re-dispersion of additives into polymeric substrates.
Powder blends based on cold or hot mixing processes and technologies.
Upon request specific products such as handling forms with specific particle-size distribution can be developed, both in powder and in granular form. Furthermore additive systems based on specific carrier systems, or additive blends containing liquids etc.
Hans van der Waal held several management positions with international additive companies. He owns long-time technical experience in developing, producing and marketing of additive blends within the international plastics industry. Hans van der Waal developed over decades a wide network in the EMEA plastics industry.
Hans Houben was managing director and part-owner of comparable companies, through his many years of management and production experience in manufacturing and selling the same or similar products, he has an extensive network in Europe and the Middle East.
Joachim Bayer owns more than 20 years of working experience in the plastics additives industry. He hold positions in R&D, applications development, technical service, sales as well as business management, in several international additive companies. In partiular Joachim was involved already in the early phase when additive blends became implemented in plastic technologies & processes, and since then developed a wide network in this market.