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Wittenburg Group announces new grades for cosmetic applications

October 11, 2017

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

Not only do our new standard compounds comply with the food contact regulations (FDA & EU) as well as the EC n°1223-2009 standard, they are also free of halogens, DEHP, latex and endocrine disruptors.

Our new portfolio of food grades are designed and developed for several kind of cosmetic packaging:

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

We can design solutions to match our customer’s expectations. For example, bulk resistance, barrier properties and odour free.

For our customers we are happy to customise our formulations to requirements like soft touch, elasticity, DRC, hardness, colour, 2K moulding (adhesion on polar grades) and more.

We can support you with:

  • 2K moulding on PP, PE, PBT, PA, PC, POM etc. for grips and gaskets.
  • Detectable solutions (X-ray or magnetic).
  • Magnetic or high-density solutions.
  • Laser marking, ink printing.
  • Green bio-plastics.

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

Article: Introduction of a new series of medical TPE compound

September 20, 2017

In the latest edition of TPE magazine, we proudly announce the introduction of our new Cawiton® MT 2.0 series.

Twenty years ago, the Wittenburg Group debuted with the introduction of the medical series Cawiton MT. This highly customisable material series combined the performance of rubbers with the processing properties of plastics, delivering sophisticated design opportunities through a wide and flexible range of products.

Now the time has come to reveal our new medical series: MT 2.0.

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UPDATE: Xunfeng resumed production

August 28, 2017

Dear Customer,

We hereby notify you.

Typhoon Hato resulted in a shutdown of the Xunfeng production location in Zhuhai, Guangdong province China. We took precautions and have no damage. However, we were lack of internet, water, signal and electricity. As a result of that we received no mails during 23~27th August. Please notify that Xunfeng have restarted production & shipment on 28th of August.

Have you sent email to us in this period? If yes, could you please resend it to us? Please noticed that It takes 2 or 3 days for us to react on your emails.

Anne Traa,
General Manager Xunfeng

Alberto Dozeman,
Director Marketing & Sales Wittenburg Group

 

 

Impact Typhoon Hato on production site of Xunfeng

August 24, 2017

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The news about the impact of Typhoon Hato on Southern China has been widely covered in almost all news channels. Like the rest of the world, Xunfeng is shocked at the human cost , devastation and suffering caused by Typhoon Hato in southern China, and expresses its deep sympathy to all affected. Fortunately, Xunfeng suffered no casualties.

Typhoon Hato resulted in a shutdown of the Xunfeng production location in Zhuhai, Guangdong province China. At this moment, we are making an estimate of the damage as Xunfeng currently is without electrical power, telephone and internet. Shipments from Xunfeng will probably not be possible in the coming days. Our current expectation is that we will be operational again after this weekend, 28th of August.

For urgent questions, please telephone our employees on their mobile phone numbers. We are also at your service from Wittenburg operations in the Netherlands, +31 (0) 36 20 00 300. For e-mail, please use: AD@wittenburgbv.nl.

We will inform you with updates concerning the shutdown of Xunfeng and expected start of operations after this weekend through e-mail and on our Wittenburg Group website: www.wittenburggroup.com

Anne Traa,
General Manager Xunfeng

Alberto Dozeman,
Director Marketing & Sales Wittenburg Group

The Wittenburg Group is hiring

July 27, 2017

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

QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER – Zeewolde, The Netherlands

You will be leading and implementing the global quality strategy of the Wittenburg Group. Your goal is to secure our success for future growth.

 

PRODUCTION MANAGER – China Factory

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.

The Wittenburg Group launches new website

May 4, 2017

Today, The Wittenburg Group is proud to announce the launch of it’s new, modern and responsive website.

The Wittenburg Group consist of Wittenburg B.V located in Zeewolde, The Netherlands, Witcom Engineering Plastics B.V. located in Etten-Leur, The Netherlands and Zhuhai Xunfeng Special Plastics Co., Ltd located in Zhuhai, P.R. China.  These three companies, part of The Wittenburg Group, work closely with each other to innovate for you.

With this in mind, we have developed our new website, combining all three companies in one website-design under the name of The Wittenburg Group.

Fully optimized for mobile devices and with HTTPS security, our new site will allow you to learn more about what we do and how we do it. Whether you’re at your desk or on the move. How may we help you?

Xunfeng will attend the Chinaplas Guangzhou

May 1, 2017

Xunfeng will attend the Chinaplas Guangzhou show from May 16 – 19, 2017.

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.

Xunfeng will attend the CMEF Shanghai

May 1, 2017

Xunfeng will attend the CMEF Shanghai show from May 15 – 18, 2017 with Task Force Health Care in Holland Pavilion.

China International Medical Equipment Fair (CMEF), launched in 1979, is held twice annually – spring and autumn. After over 37 years of continuous innovation and self-improvement, CMEF has become the largest fair of medical devices, related products and services in the Asia-Pacific region. The fair widely covers 15,000 products such as medical imaging, IVD equipment and reagent, medical electronics, medical optics, first aid, rehabilitation devices, nursing, telemedicine, wearable devices and outsourcing services, and it serves the entire value chain of medical devices from the source to the end in a direct and all-round way.

Wittenburg Group extents its product portfolio with CAWITON® BIO range.

January 16, 2017

Bioplastics are a diverse range of polymer molecules each having a unique set of characteristics. The properties of bioplastics can range from non-biodegradable as most conventional plastics to completely biodegradable. Some bioplastics are based on fossil resources like oil but more and more bioplastics are based on renewable resources like plants or bacteria.

Traditionally Wittenburg is a compounder of conventional plastics for medical devices, pharmaceutical packaging, food packaging and drink water contact applications. Clean manufacturing under GMP standards and a medical (ISO 13485) quality system do assure that the final compounds do comply with the most stringent regulations.

Wittenburg is now happy to announce the launch of its bioplastic range. Currently the following products are available:

  • Cawiton® Bio 1000 series – Our (high purity) Thermoplastic Starch (TPS) products
  • Cawiton® Bio 2000 series – Our high quality Biopolymer blends
  • Cawiton® Bio 3000 series – Our Biodegradable product line for flexible food packaging  and 3D  applications
  • Cawiton® Bio 4000 series – Our broad plastics portfolio with Bio-fillers for TPE-S .

Wittenburg has the ambition to extend its product offering for the above markets with compounded bioplastic solutions. Investments are available to extend the production capabilities upon customer requests. Furthermore, Wittenburg will develop compounds based on bio-plastics for drug release or Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) applications. These bio-plastics compounds will be used for to assist in the repair of tissues or to replace non functional tissue and have to meet the most stringent regulations. Partners interested in the development of bioplastic compounds solutions are invited to contact Wittenburg for a first discussion. Wittenburg has resources available to start long term innovate development programs.

 

Xunfeng obtains medical ISO 13485 certification

June 1, 2016

Based in Zhuhai (China), Zhuhai Xunfeng Special Plastics Co Ltd., the latest member of the Wittenburg Group is now qualified under the integrated quality management system for medical devices “ ISO 13485 “.

The Xunfeng facility uses proven international technology and quality systems to support the Chinese market with medical compliant polymer compounds. The main reason to build the plant is to supply the existing customer base with proven and reliable products in China. The qualification under ISO 13485 is a major step in achieving the goals of the Xunfeng organisation to support producers of medical device and pharmaceutical packaging with trustworthy and reliable products minimizing potential risk for (ill) humans. At the same time Xunfeng belongs to the first Chinese companies certified to the new ISO 9001:2015 norm. Wittenburg

The Xunfeng plant has several production lines with a total capacity of 6500 MT/year, a fully equipped quality control lab and importantly uses high quality and fully qualified raw material. Customers will be supported by a dedicated local Chinese speaking sales team. The intellectual property of Wittenburg Group and its customers are secured by local western management and protective infrastructure.

Xunfeng is a high quality supplier of TPE and speciality engineering plastic products as used in medical devices and Pharmaceutical packaging and also for products in direct contact with food or drinking water for the Asian market. Xunfeng is focused on minimising and controlling any risk customers and end users could have regarding the functionality and performance of their products. Customers can expect professional R&D and product safety support.

The Wittenburg Group is active in the design and production of soft TPE materials and specialty engineering plastic compounds. For over 100 years, Wittenburg has built a strong international reputation when it comes to technical achievements, innovation, quality and reliability. The company group is based on a strong Research & Development ethos which allows delivering technical solutions for highly regulated markets. Now with 3 production sites, Wittenburg Group has the flexibility to support customers worldwide with dedicated compounds in batch sizes from 10 kg to full container loads, based on over 30 base resins.

Xunfeng company of Wittenburg group ISO 9001 certified

May 29, 2016

Based in Zhuhai, Xunfeng is the latest member of the Wittenburg Group to become operational. The Xunfeng facility uses proven international technology to support the Chinese market with medical compliant and engineering plastic polymer compounds. The plant will support the global customers base of the Wittenburg group but we are keen to supply the local market.

Xunfeng strives to offer the best possible service, support and product quality to its customers and has a strong ambition to improve. This ambition is reflected in an integrated quality management system. This quality system forms the basis for continuous improvement of processes, innovations, products, services and safety for people and planet. We are now proud to announce our Xunfeng company is now ISO 9001: 2008 certified.

The official certificates can be down loaded from our new web site (www.Zhxunfeng.com). Xunfeng is a high quality supplier of TPE products as used in medical devices and Pharmaceutical packaging and also for products in direct contact with food or drinking water for the Asian market. Xunfung is focused on minimising and controlling any risk customers and end users could have regarding the functionality and performance of their products.

Xunfeng can also support customers in their need for pre-coloured or highly specialised Engineering Plastic compounds. The Xunfeng plant has several production lines, a fully equipped quality control lab and importantly uses high quality and fully qualified raw material. Customers will be supported by a dedicated local Chinese speaking sales team and can expect professional R&D and product safety support.

The Wittenburg Group is active in the design and production of soft TPE materials and specialty engineering plastic compounds. For over 100 years, Wittenburg has built a strong international reputation when it comes to technical achievements, innovation, quality and reliability. The company group is based on a strong Research & Development ethos which allows delivering technical solutions for highly regulated markets. Now with 3 production sites, Wittenburg Group has the flexibility to support customers worldwide with dedicated compounds in batch sizes from 10 kg to full container loads, based on over 30 base resins.

Witcom Engineering Plastics B.V. under construction to be ready for future.

February 1, 2016

Witcom did show a rapid growth during the first 10 years of its existence. Our product portfolio of highly specialised Engineering plastic compounds developed by our R&D team and produced by our motivated production organisation have been key ingredients for this success.

In order to be ready for the coming years the Witcom site in Etten-Leur will be upgraded during 2015.

Main improvement which should improve our service to  our customers are:

  • A complete separation of the production halls to prevent contaminations
  • A pilot plant for producing samples equipped with several samples lines
  • A new warehouse with a separate CPR 15 storage.

At  this moment the first two points are implemented and the warehouse will be finalised before the end of the year.

At the same time we improved the suitability of the Witcom site by:

  • Improving the energy and water efficiency
  • Using durable and environmental friendly constructions materials
  • Improving the indoor environment by improving ventilation and lighting
  • Re-use and recycling of demolition waist

This effort will result in an internationally recognized BREEAM-NL with a 4 star rating, meaning a BREEAM EXCELLENT.