The company takes great pride in its more than 110 years of experience in rubber production. Ever since, Polymer-Technik Elbe GmbH has turned into one of the world’s leading manufacturers of rubber compounds.
The company’s success story began in 1898 with the founding of Gummiwerk Elbe AG in Lutherstadt Wittenberg. In 1972, the central mixing operation was built. This became the centrepiece of today’s company.
In this tradition, the Polymer-Technik Elbe GmbH commenced its business activity on 01.01.1993 and has been pursuing this in a determined and successful way.
Thanks to the founding of SILCOMP Silikoncompounding GmbH in 2004 and the acquisition of the silicon-related operations of Safic Alcan S.A.S. in France in 2005, PTE is also active in the production of silicon compounds.
In 2007 the continuation of PTE’s internationalisation led to the construction and commissioning of Wuxi Elbe Polymer Technology Co. Ltd. in China.
In order to meet the ever-increasing number of enquiries and the rising demand, the production capacity at the company’s headquarters in Lutherstadt Wittenberg was expanded by three additional production lines in 2011.
In 2013, Polymer-Technik Elbe GmbH celebrated its 20th company anniversary.
In that same year, PTE complemented its global activities with the founding of PTE Compounding de Mexico S.A. de C.V. in the NAFTA area. Production and distribution are scheduled to begin at the end of 2015 .