Customized Compound Solutions A/S (CCS) was established in May 2015 as the first wholly-owned manufacturing affiliate of the Bjørn Thorsen group (BTG). The company was created as a result of a licensing agreement between Bjørn Thorsen A/S (BT) and ExxonMobil, allowing CCS to produce Santoprene™ TPV 8201-80HT (hi-tensile, abrasion resistance TPV) and Dytron™ XL (HFFR electrical compounds) under CCS’ own Opti-Pren brand name.
During the remainder of 2015, while firming up its base with the commercialization of the abovementioned existing products, CCS expanded its portfolio by developing customized pre-colored Opti-Pren™ TPV grades based on Santoprene TPV. In 2016, Bjørn Thorsen signed yet another global licensing agreement with ExxonMobil which enabled CCS’ sister company inside BTG, Nordic Grafting Company A/S (NGC), to utilize ExxonMobil’s patented technologies for grafting Vistamaxx™ performance polymers, thereby enabling production and commercialization of NGC’s proprietary Acti-Tech™ compatibilizer portfolio. The close collaboration with NGC enables CCS to capitalize on the unique range of NGC’s products, when developing tailored solutions for customers in targeted markets.
Aiming to establish itself as a truly global source of innovative solutions, CCS has recently expanded its presence in the Asia-Pacific area. Together with NGC and Chongqing Techxanadu Industrial Co., Ltd. (TechXanadu), they have launched a production and commercialization joint venture in China, Nordic Grafting & Compound Solutions Co., Ltd. (NGCS). NGCS is scoped to produce advanced specialty compounds and compatibilizers targeted at replacing non-recyclable thermoset solutions with recycled thermoplastic solutions. In doing this, NGCS leverages the expertise, capabilities and market access of its co-owners.
The mission of CCS is to bridge the gap between commercially available polymers and more demanding market requirements for differentiated enhanced compounds. CCS actively engages in tailored solution development, by combining technologies from key raw material suppliers and partners of its parent company with its extensive formulation and processing knowhow. Anchored on BTG’s deep knowledge of engineered thermoplastic elastomers and established broad market access, CCS aims to be recognized as an innovative and reliable source of customized value-added solutions to various industries in the international plastic world.
Today, the CCS’ portfolio is built around four brands: Opti-Pren™ TPV, Opti-Soft™ TPE, Opti-Flex™ TPO and Opti-Max™ performance powder, with a product portfolio expected to grow rapidly by the end of 2020. To read more about CCS’ range of customized compounds, go to the Products page.