In conversations with our customers, we are often asked where our name comes from, how it originated and what it means, because the one might also suspect in the electronics sector.
Basically, that's not such a bad combination. But most plastics are very good electrical insulators and are therefore often used in the electrical and electronics.
However, the name Polytron derives from the suffix "tron" the products sold by us plastics (Nylatron, Acetron, Ketron, etc.) and from the prefix "poly" as an abbreviation for "polymer" - from plastic.
Actually the name is but remember our roots. Our history goes back to the fact middle of the last century. 1946 processed the Americans Louis Stott for the first time nylon, so polyamide to technically usable semi-finished and founded on this idea based his company, POLYMER Corporation in Reading, Pennsylvania, United States.
As a subsidiary of Polymer Corporation, we were founded in Cologne in 1961 and were renamed since then as POLYPENCO - Polymer Pennsylvania COrporation - Society for Industrial Plastics GmbH.The history of the plastic we have thus witnessed from the earliest beginnings and also partly influenced. We do not want to so be the main focus, but it does show that we can look back on a very considerable period of experience with these yet new construction materials. And experience seems to us one of the essential factors in the proper handling of plastics to be that we in the design of plastic components such as Kunstoffbuchsen, skid plates, spindle nuts, plastic bearings (with runflat tires, suitable for dry running, gleitoptimiert), wear elements and other milling and turning parts of special and high-performance plastics, with bring. Experience and knowledge that you can fall back as our customer!
But the experience is not for is eternal and so we were sold in 1999 by our former owner, the Dutch DSM NV, to the private entrepreneur Bernd Henderkott.
He has understood that companies reposition without the experience and knowledge that lies mainly in the minds of employees to waste in recent years. But the name we had to change for legal reasons, so that we Plastics Technology GmbH & Co. KG operate under the name Polytron today.
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