Author: Christine Versluijs

Wittenburg Group will be present at Compamed 2018 exhibition. We will be happy to welcome you from November 12 to 15.

Our booth is located Hall 8-A / P31

See you then in Düsseldorf !

The United Kingdom is due to leave the EU on March 29th 2019. In case no withdrawal agreement can be negotiated there will be no contract regulating the trade relationship between the UK and EU. As a consequence, custom controls at the border between the UK and EU will be installed, which most probably will slow down the import/export process and most probably will increase costs. Even if a trade agreement is negotiated this could change the current trade relationship and lead to similar effects.

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Core temperature and especially overheating of a runner’s core can be a major health risk at running events. In 2014, a healthy young adult died because of cardiac arrest caused by overheating of the core body.

MyTemp BV is start-up company based in Nijmegen that aims to develop an innovative, reliable, plug and play and affordable system to measure core temperature. The Mytemp capsule was successfully tested at the “Dam to Dam” run, a Dutch 16.1 km (10 miles) running event.

The Wittenburg Group’s Research and Development team closely cooperated with MyTemp to develop material needed for the body monitoring capsule. In 2018, Wittenburg supplied MyTemp with the special granulate to form the capsule successfully used in today’s Dam tot Dam run.

The capsule and Mytemp was aired by RTL Nieuws and can be viewed here (Dutch news)

Click here to view our PDF leaflet.

A presentation will be given by WITCOM Engineering Plastics on “Optimising compound performance – Adding other key properties to the electrical conductivity”. Formulating electrically conductive compounds requires experience and know-how. The job even looks more difficult when the base polymer is an engineering plastic, and when the conductivity should come together with additional technical requirements. As an example, some applications require formulations to be electrically conductive, high impact resistant, flame retardant and colourable. Our broad experience with the realisation of complex conductive compounds matching multiple requirements will be illustrated through applications and results. As a specialty engineering plastics compounder, we are keen to develop the adequate solution to your needs. We can help you whenever you need more than electrical conductivity.

Come and meet with WITTENBURG and WITCOM Engineering Plastics representatives. We will provide you the solution to your needs, when polymers or more standard compounds cannot match the end-use requirements for your injection moulded or extruded parts. Our expertise is the development and production of customised plastics, engineering plastics and thermoplastic elastomer compounds for various end markets: automotive, industrial, HVAC, mining, transportation, E&E, medical devices, food processing, appliances, pharmaceutical packaging, cosmetics. We compound all plastics, from polyolefins up to PEEK (PE, PA, PC, PBT, POM, PPS, TPE-S, ABS, PLA…). We can give an unlimited number of functionalities to the plastics including electrical conductivity (ESD, ATEX, EMI shielding), high temperature resistance, lubrication, flame retardancy, high impact, drinking water contact, medical compliance, special colouration, thermal conductivity, barrier properties… or any combined properties.

A presentation will be given by WITCOM Engineering Plastics on “Exploring the potential of aramid fibres in PA compounds”. Aramid fibres are one type of additive that we use to design lubricating compounds, when extreme high wear resistance to metal parts is required. Other lubricating additives will be described and multiple examples and results detailed. As a specialty engineering plastics compounder, we are keen to develop the adequate solution to your needs.

Witcom Engineering plastics, part of the Wittenburg Group, recently took on the next step towards 4-star certification under the BREEAM  environmental certification systems. This is in line with the vision of Witcom and the Wittenburg Group to operate even more sustainable for a better future.

BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method), first published by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) in 1990, is the world’s longest established method of assessing, rating, and certifying the sustainability of buildings. More than 250,000 buildings have been BREEAM-certified and over a million are registered for certification – in more than 50 countries worldwide.

During expansion of the Witcom factory in Etten-Leur back in 2016, first steps were being made to achieve the highest possible BREEAM certification. With the recent activation of the PV-panels, the highest rating of four stars is now in sight for full certification early 2019.

Xunfeng and Witcom will attend the Chinaplas Shanghai  2018-4-24-27
Visit us at booth 7.2P35

Accompanying the growth of China’s plastics and rubber industries for over 30 years, Chinaplas has become a distinguished meeting and business platform for these industries and has also largely contributed to their prosperous development. At present, Chinaplas is not only the largest plastics and rubber trade fair in Asia, it is also widely recognized by the industry as the 2nd most influential exhibition in the world. Its significance is surpassed only by K Fair in Germany, the world’s premier plastics and rubber trade fair.

Visit the exhibition website for more information.

We are hiring! Wittenburg Group would like to announce new vacant positions! See our Vacancies page for more information.

PRODUCTIEMEDEWERKER –  OPERATOR 3 ploegen dienst –  Zeewolde, The Netherlands

Dutch: Je bent werkzaam in de productie. Taken zijn onder andere de voormengers, extruders en randapparatuur bedienen alsmede de kwaliteit van de materialen beoordelen.


You will be leading the production operations and contributing to the growth of the company.


TECHNICAL SALES MANAGER – Engineering plastics – China

Realization of sales in new markets and at new accounts. Contributing to the realization of the growth targets of the Wittenburg group.

After extensive research and testing, the Wittenburg Group is proud to announce new standard grades for cosmetic applications.

At the Wittenburg Group we offer standard and tailored grades for cosmetic applications.

Our compounds comply with the food contact regulations (FDA & EU) as well as the EC n°1223-2009 and are free of halogens, DEHP, latex and endocrine disruptors.

Our portfolio is designed for several kinds of cosmetic packaging:

  • Mascara brushes: Cawiton® COB88, COB96, COB32HR, COB90HR, COB92HR
  • Droppers & nipples: Cawiton® COD50, COD50HR, COD70, COD70HR
  • Applicators & spatula: Cawiton® COS20, COS50, COS74HR
  • Wiper: Cawiton® COW70

HR (high resistance) means that some grades are a better cosmetic bulk resistance (make-up…) versus “standard SEBS” with the same hardness.

Our strength is to customise our formulations to reach customer’s requirements like soft touch, elasticity, DRC, hardness, colour, 2K moulding (adhesion on polar grades), odour free, barrier properties, regulatory…

We support you with:

  • Elastomeric (NR, NBR, TPV, TPU etc.), silicone replacement.
  • 2K moulding on PP, PE, PBT, PA, PC, SAN etc. for grips and gaskets.
  • Soft-touch with slippery and velvet touch
  • Detectable solutions (X-ray or magnetic).
  • Magnetic or high-density solutions.
  • Coloured solutions.
  • Laser marking, ink printing.
  • Green bio-plastics.

All batches are produced following the GMP and in a medical environment ISO 13485: 2003/2012.

Due to our business in pharmaceutical & food packaging we have a strong regulatory support.

Please contact our engineers to solve your needs for cosmetic standard and tailored grade TPE compounds.