Compounding A - Z
of our thermoplastic granulates

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Alternative System for Improving Energy Efficiency (§ 4 Abs. 6 SpaEfV)

Conserving creation - creating value: We have implemented an alternative system for improving energy efficiency. You will find the respective current certificate here:

Blends

Our thermoplastic blends will 100% satisfy your individual requirements: Together with you, we determine the best to be utilized thermoplastic components as well as the ratio of the included polymers and other components.

Brand quality

Products with defined criteria that are manufactured to last for years. All Sattler compounds - be it plastics granulates made from virgin materials or from secondary raw materials - offer you brand quality "Made in Germany" at economically viable prices.

Breaking resistance

The breaking resistance of a compound correlates with its flowability. Sattler compounds have both a high breaking resistance and excellent flowability, even in highly pigmented compounds.

Challenge

Are Sattler compounds the cost-effective and right solution for your specific applications and requirements? Just contact us and put us to the test.

Circular economy and recycling

Sattler’s approach to recycling management is the ecological and economic alternative to virgin raw material. The first step in the loop is to redeem graded quality offcuts and reclaimed plastics. The second step is to grind them. In the third step, we make or contract manufacture recycling compounds or process the material further on commission. This way, we bring the statutory raw material cycle full circle, relieving waste disposal plants’ burden and offering an economically viable alternative to virgin raw material.

Coloristic and colouring

This is a result of the systematic work approach of our employees for the compound formulations - perfectly paired with our own colour laboratory. In the colour laboratory, we have the respective equipment for colour measurement that helps us realize customer-specific colour formulations for you. Our focus has been on colouring since the company’s launch in 1965. A long-term and profound experience that is reflected in our skills and track record in all fields of plastics colouring.

Colourant

Precise colouration requires inorganic and organic pigments, and powdered colourants. This is why original ingredients are an integral part of every Sattler colour formulation.

Colouring

Coloured thermoplastics must be colourfast, homogeneous, lightfast, temperature- and migration-resistant and of enduring quality. Sattler has extensive experience, a dedicated workforce and a well-equipped laboratory. With these assets, we are able to colour almost every type of thermoplastic granulate at an excellent quality level and in any technically feasible colour. And if you wish to outsource to us, we are happy to take your toll manufacturing order.

Company size

A key indicator of flexibility and quality. Sattler is small and agile enough to respond flexibly, yet large enough to deliver on time and at the desired level of quality.

Compound

Ready to be processed, solid-coloured thermoplastic granules that are made of a mixture of polymers, colours and dyes plus additives. Each of our plastics granules is small as a grain of rice, but great in value for your individual purpose.

Compounding

Our business is to bring exactly the desired colour into your products by means of compounding. Compounding is the process of combining, blending and mixing different raw materials to obtain homogeneous thermoplastics for moulding. For this purpose, thermoplasts are endowed with additional and customer-specific product properties to exactly meet your requirements regarding improved demoldability, laser-specific capabilities, impact resistance, light-tightness and/or flame retardancy and the like. The result of our compounding process is a solid-coloured thermoplastic granulate - ready for use.

Cost-efficiency

A critical demand that often virgin raw materials cannot meet. Sattler Recompounds are frequently the saving (and savings) alternative.

Costs

Decreased costs - increase in quality and flexibility: Our certified Sattler Compounds are here to help you bridge this gap.

Demouldability

A decisive quality criterion, particularly for polycarbonates. Sattler also formulates solutions for components that are difficult to demould.

Diffused translucence

By using diffuse translucent compounds, lighting structures can be optimized. Compounds ensure that light is filtered and distributed in an exactly defined way. Besonders bei lichtstarken LEDs ist eine Entblendung und konstruktive Abdeckung mit eigens dafür spezifizierten Mischungen möglich.

-Diffuse distribution for uniform lighting

-Entblendung von Lichtquellen bei unterschiedlichen Wandstärken

-Differenzierte Weißgrade für gute optische Eigenschaften

-UL-Listung der PC Compounds "Ekalon" (File no. E178422)
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Documentation

This goes without saying: At Sattler, documentation means nothing less than front-to-end process reports, including full data accountability and a comprehensive record of production formulations.

Economic freedom

Competition is the cornerstone of a functioning market economy.

Edmund K. Sattler

He founded the company of the same name in 1965. The production and administrative headquarters were relocated from Offenbach am Main to Mühlheim am Main in mid November 1982. On June 23, 2003 the company was renamed and has since then operated under the name of Sattler KunststoffWerk GmbH.

Employees

Our greatest asset is our team of experienced and dedicated employees. Pooling all their talents and skills, our workforce provides superior products and services to you.

Flame retardancy

Flame retardancy is a key criterion for many applications in electronics, electrical engineering and automotive manufacturing. Sattler KunststoffWerk offers you UL-listed or VDE glow-wire tested compounds.

Flexibility

One of Sattler's great strengths. You do not need to take our word for it - see for yourself.

Flowability

This product property directly relates to the breaking resistance of a conpound.

GKV

GKV is the umbrella organisation of the German plastics converting industry. With more than 1,000 member enterprises, GKV is a powerful representative of German plastic processors’ interests. Sattler KunststoffWerk is a member of the Verband Technische Kunststoff-Produkte e.V., TecPart (Association for Technical Plastics Products), one of GKV’s sponsoring associations, and participates in its "Compounder and Recycler" specialist group.

GKV Code of Conduct

An appreciative and transparent approach with our customers, vendors and employees is very important to us. We participate in the GKV Compliance Initiative and - this goes without saying - in the periodical Certification of the GKV Code of Conduct.

Zertifikat GKV-Verhaltenskodex (PDF)

GKV Compliance/Verhaltenskodex »

IMDS

The automotive industry’s International Material Data System (IMDS) archives and manages all materials employed in automotive and vehicle manufacturing. Sattler KunststoffWerk compounds and recompounds will also be listed in the database upon customer request.

Independence

Sattler KunststoffWerk is an independent, owner-operated company. This means we are free to choose the suitable raw materials and product formulations.

ISO 9001:2015

Quality and quality assurance play a major role at Sattler KunststoffWerk. This is why the certification of our quality management according to ISO 9001:2015 came as no surprise.

ISO 9001:2015 certificate (PDF)

Laser compounds

Are you looking for compounds that can be marked, engraved or welded with a laser? Then look no further than Sattler laser compounds. Simply let us know precisely which application you intend to use the laser compound for. We can prepare a compound in (almost) every plastics type to precisely meet your expectations and satisfy your demand.

Laser engraving

Laser engraving removes parts of the plastics' surface, for example, an enamel coating. We provide our laser-specific compounds with non-absorptive pigments to resist undesirable discoloration.

Laser marking / inscription

Reactive pigments are added to our laser-specific compounds to achieve the desired laser marking / inscription effect. This is, in effect, a form of colouring. With our long-term colouring experience and painstaking fine-tuning efforts, we are able to achieve the targeted results with pinpoint precision.

Laser welding

In laser welding, it is essential to focus the beam’s energy fully on the target spot, applying all this energy to the seam. To this end, we provide our laser-specific compounds for welding with special pigments that are transparent to infrared radiation or able to absorb infrared radiation.

LED applications

LED Technology puts specific demands on the selection of materials: A point-light source is supposed to be evenly dispersed across a large area whereas the light source is concealed. Housings are often smaller in dimensions and require higher light-tightness and at the same time a low wall thickness. Any heat generated needs to be quickly dissipated from ist point of origin, to ensure a long service life of an LED. For all these tasks, Sattler KunststoffWerk offers you customer-specific solutions "Made in Mühlheim am Main“:

- Diffuse light transmission for uniform and consistent illumination

- light-tight colouring - even for wall strenghts below 1 mm

- PC Ekalon® with thermal conductivity in opaque colourings

- UL-94 listed PC Ekalon in flame classes HB, V-2 and V-0 starting from 1,5 mm in all colours

We are happy to present you - at your or at our place - the advantages of our compounds for your specific requirements.

Light-tight solutions

By means of or homogeneous colouring process, you will achieve two goals at a time: A maximum of light-tightness and minimum wall thickness. Together with you, we will implement light-tight colouring even for a wall thickness of less than 1 mm.

Masterbatch

A lot of plastcics engineering companies utilize masterbatches for self-colouring. An attractive alternative is to make use of plastic compounds in the form of solid-coloured plastic granulates.

To certain respects, components made from a homogeneously coloured compound have considerable advantage over components made from colour concentrates: Even when various components are assembled, there is uniform and even colour distribution - independent from differing production circumstances across several injection moulding premises. Furthermore, there will be less scrap during each machine start-up.

Polycarbonate and other plastics are very sensitive to an additivation with Colours and dyes. In particular, when it comes to titanium dioxide which is commonly utilized for opaque colours. One of ist characteristics is to interfere with the polymer matrix, entailing decreased breaking resistance. If a plastics processing company uses colour concentrates - instead of a solid-coloured compound - the extent of the decrease in breaking resistance may hardly be foreseen and determined.

Material certificate

The Sattler test certificate is a detailed, itemised report enclosed with each lot that is delivered to you. The average values of released samples taken during the production of each batch provide the basis for assessment. This approach serves to fully corroborate the product’s properties.

Polycarbonate

This is a thermoplastic with good electrical and mechanical properties. Hallmarks of the Sattler polycarbonate Ekalon® include superior flowability and demoldability and at the same time ensure breaking resistance as well as electrical properties.

Polygiene® compounds

Antiviral and germicidal, Polygiene® compounds are perfect for applications in public rooms and private living quarters. Sattler KunststoffWerk is able to bring the benefits of Polygiene® to almost every thermoplastics compound in almost every colour and quantity.

Product quality assurance

We continuously check flowability, colour fidelity, Breaking resistance and residual moisture during production. This is the standard of quality assurance management at Sattler you may always rely on.

Quality assurance management

Definition of quality criteria together with our customers

Incoming goods inspection includes allocation to the formulas

Process Control including documentation of process data

Batch tracking by documenting the production formulas

100%ige product control concerning viscosity (MFR/MVR), Colour precision, residual moisture

Ash residue is tested and documented upon customer request, breaking resistance is tested based on requirements and documented in an acceptance test certificate

Inspection equipment is controlled and documented regularly according to ISO requirements

ISO 9001:2015 Zertifikat (PDF)

Recompound

The recycling alternative to compounds respectively customer specific plastics granulates made from virgin raw materials - without compromising on quality. Formulated to satisfy customer demands, recompounds offer superior cost-efficiency. All certified Sattler recompounds are generally made of pure-grade production residuals or pure graded upcycled plastics. As in the case of compounds from virgin material, we also tailor our formulas for recompounds to suit your specific manufacturing conditions and applications. That is why all our tailor-made thermoplastics granules are always ready-to-be used by you.

Regrind material

Graded quality sprue, offcuts and agglomerates serve as the raw material for Sattler Recycling Compounds (Recompounds).

Satisfaction

Customers commonly achieve this state within a few weeks of working with Sattler. Why? We Keep an eye on the details and are focused on quality. We meet the deadlines that we promise and deliver on time. We are flexible, even when it comes to order quantities. We cater individually for your wishes. The wish to make products to your satisfaction drives our team. And of course because our customers enjoy great savings - compared to self-colouring with masterbatches.

Sattler compounds

Sattler Compounds - be it from virgin raw materials or from secondary raw materials - are tailormade solutions for solid-coloured palstics granulates "Made in Mühlheim am Main" and thus always a perfect fit for your requirements and specifications. Conserving resources has been a priority since we have started our production. Some of our products are solid-coloured compounds made of virgin raw materials, others we make of recycled materials. In all cases, the quality of our plastic granulates meets the specifications for visible parts – including colour-sensitive applications such as components for building services and household appliances.

We do not use masterbatches - that is why you receive a uniform compound of which each granule has been made from single additives, pigments and dyes.

Sattler achieves compounding excellence in accordance with established quality criteria and international standards, and optimum results every time.

Sattler KunststoffWerk GmbH

Sattler’s track record of success in compounding, particularly in colouring thermoplastics granulates, dates all the way back to 1965. This wealth of experience, alongside our strong commitment, sets Sattler apart. Since June 23, 2003, the company has operated under the name of Sattler KunststoffWerk GmbH. Please also refer to "Edmund Kurt Sattler".

Smallest scale orders

You can count on Sattler to meet all your compounding and colouring Needs for your plastics granules - even for orders starting at quantities of just 25 kg.

Standard colours

Sattler’s standards for service usually require more than standard colours. We always match our formulas to your colour samples, so custom colours are our standard.

Thermoplastics

Key features: Thermoplastics soften when heated and harden when cooled without changing their properties. They may be recycled and reused repeatedly.

UL listing

This comprises an audit conducted by UL test engineers to assess the company’s quality control system as well as the listed materials.

Upcycling

Upcycling is the next evolutionary stride in recycling. It ups the value of production residuals and is often an economically viable alternative to virgin raw material

Values

Sattler compounds made from secondary raw materials (so-called recompounds) maintain a value of raw material ingredients which equals virgin raw materials. Our forward-looking motto is: “Upcycling rather than down-cycling” - which inspires ever more customers.

VDA (German Association of the Automotive Industry) list of declarable substances (VDA 232 - 101)

The list VDA 232-201 is published by VDA, i.e. the German Association of the Automotive Industry. It contains data for selection of thermoplastic materials used in interior, exterior and engine compartment. It cites materials and material classes used in automotive manufacturing that harbour potential risks for people and environment throughout their lifecycle.

Virgin raw material

Based on your specific requirements, Sattler Compounds are made 100% from virgin raw material or - in case of Recompounds - from secondary raw materials.