CHANGSU, CHINA (April 19, 11:30 a.m. ET)— Tessenderlo Group has opened a thermoplastic elastomer compounding plant in Changsu.
The facility will produce high-performance TPEs and slush molding compounds for automotive applications, the company said. The unit operates under the CTS brand with the name CTS Automotive Compounds (Changsu) Ltd.
The site will produce Marvyflo and Tefabloc brands, which CTS said it has been selling in China and throughout Asia for more than 10 years. Tefabloc is a family of TPE compounds that have a lower density than traditional rubber like EPDM, and Marvyflo free flowing powder compounds are the reference material for slush molding of dashboards and door panels, as well as other interior surfaces.