MOBILITY, HOME APPLIANCES, MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, THERMAL TECHNOLOGIES
In the field of plastics – thermoplastics, elastomers and biopolymers – Etimex produces smart functional parts: by means of 3D blow moulding, injection moulding, blow moulding plus injection moulding, multi-component injection moulding, overmoulding of half shells, or patented internal overmoulding.
Leading manufacturers in the mobility, home appliances and medical technology sectors benefit from Etimex parts with measurable added value: high-performance components for OEMs, hydrogen-impermeable plastic parts, plastic components for heat and water management, and rubber moulded parts. In addition, we are pointedly making advances in the area of thermal technology – here too, Etimex will accompany you on the path to better solutions.
CURIOUS AND COMPETENT, COURAGEOUS, COOPERATIVE AND CREATIVE
Share in the enthusiasm with Etimex! To deliver superior technical solutions, we combine decades of experience with targeted curiosity. In so doing, we use 3D CAD systems, flow simulation, mould flow analyses and FEM programs as well as the Etimex Laboratory, our measuring, testing and examination centre. Precisely tested prototypes guarantee functionality, and APQP processes according to IATF16949 ensure the quality of the implementation. We combine our competence in plastics, blow moulding and injection moulding in an interdisciplinary manner, rethink tried-and-tested solutions and master complex requirements – hand in hand with you for smart, media-carrying plastic parts and series production services.
EXPERTISE FOR PREMIUM QUALITY
Our process expertise manifests itself in effective and – in some cases – patented solutions. Just two examples… A combination of blow moulding and injection moulding patented for Etimex enables the fluid-impermeable compounding of two pipes. The effect: We avoid the much more expensive manufacture of the overall component by injection moulding alone (tool/system size) or by blow moulding alone (high waste). A suction blow method on a double station patented for Etimex makes it possible to switch between two or more stations with a blow mould or blowing tool. The effects: We save energy, cycle time and costs. The technology centre at the Rottenacker site, including the TISAX-compliant measuring and testing centre, emphasises Etimex’s commitment to innovation.
Maximum quality and sustainability.
With highly automated testing processes and system-critical characteristics in the form of fully inline component testing, including measurement, we are very close to achieving the objective of zero defects production. Every year, millions of components that have been tested in this way leave our factories, and numerous customer audits confirm our high standard. Our mission is to take an active role in shaping a better future: in ecological, economic and social terms. We aim to make our production climate-neutral from 2025 at the latest. We work in a resource-saving manner: among other things, through energy saving and energy recovery, the cooling of systems using ground water and the use of waste heat to heat our buildings.
AGILE SINCE 1859
In 1859, the Wetzel Gummiwerke rubber works in Hannoversch Münden establish the group, which is taken over by Phoenix AG in 1968. The history of Etimex itself begins in 1950 in Stuttgart. From 1968, the company successfully supplies spray arms for dishwashers. After being integrated into the BP Group in 1975, new products include feed tubes and 3D tubes produced through blow moulding as well as thermoplastic elastomers from 1992. The internationalisation of the company commences in 2002 with the establishment of a location in Charlotte, North Carolina, in the USA. In 2006, Etimex Technical Components acquires the sites of the former Phoenix AG (Vibracoustic) in Bad Salzdetfurth, Gotha and later Waltershausen, which date back to 1859. In 2007, the Etimex Technical Components Group adds a location in Hranice, Czech Republic. Further technical milestones include injection moulding technology with integrated films in 2009 and fully automatic, robot-assisted production in large cells in 2011. In 2014, the first extremely long blow core for BMW roof frames enters series production; furthermore, injection moulding under clean room conditions begins. In 2016, LU clean air pipes and SUV hose components for Mercedes-Benz emerge from three production lines in parallel. In 2019 and 2020, the first serial parts for the mobility of the future go into production. At the same time, initial prototypes for innovative electric mobility and fuel cell mobility solutions are produced...
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