Products and Solutions Feb 22, 2017 9:00 AM

New lightweight construction sheets available from thyssenkrupp Plastics

thyssenkrupp Plastics, a company in the Materials Services business area, has extended its range of plastic products. Since January the new lightweight sheet Foamlite® has been available throughout Germany.

The advantages of the polypropylene-based closed-pore foamed sheets: They are 30% lighter than comparable compact sheets while still offering a high level of mechanical stability. Foamlite® is highly versatile and thanks to its weather resistance also suitable for outdoor use.

Sheets from 6 to 21 millimeters thick and up to 2,000 millimeters wide in numerous product versions and colors are available ex stock.

Christopher Erlenkamp from Market Development at thyssenkrupp Plastics explains: “Market demand shows that lightweight construction is becoming increasingly important for our customers. We are confident that with Foamlite® we will be able to meet future requirements for a wide variety of applications in this area and will continue to develop our range in line with requirements in the future.”

About thyssenkrupp Plastics

thyssenkrupp Plastics GmbH based in Essen, Germany offers a nationwide service focused on product and application advice, fabrication, sourcing and delivery. It has a portfolio of over 40,000 plastics products and brands stemming exclusively from renowned international producers who are among the technology and market leaders in their respective product areas. The range is tailored to the requirements of customers in the DIY/builders’ merchants, building, industrial piping, engineering plastics and visual communication sectors.

About thyssenkrupp

thyssenkrupp is a diversified industrial group with traditional strengths in materials and a growing share of capital goods and service businesses. Over 156,000 employees in nearly 80 countries work with passion and technological know-how to develop high-quality products and intelligent industrial processes and services for sustainable progress. Their skills and commitment are the basis of our success. In fiscal year 2015/2016 thyssenkrupp generated sales of around €39 billion.

Together with our customers we develop competitive solutions for current and future challenges in their respective industries. With our engineering expertise we enable our customers to gain an edge in the global market and manufacture innovative products in a cost- and resource-friendly way. Our technologies and innovations are the key to meeting diverse customer and market requirements around the world, growing on the markets of the future, and generating strong and stable earnings, cash flows and value growth.