Strong growth planned in medical engineering sector
ElringKlinger Kunststofftechnik again among top innovators
Bietigheim-Bissingen, July 2, 2018 +++ ElringKlinger Kunststofftechnik GmbH (EKT) has won the Top 100 award, making it one of Germany’s most successful innovation drivers. During the 5th German SME Summit in Ludwigsburg, the company from Bietigheim-Bissingen was awarded the coveted prize by Top 100 mentor, Ranga Yogeshwar. EKT will continue to convince the market by launching further product innovations well into the future. Thecompany plans to break new ground—particularly in the field of medical engineering.
The wide range of products of Bietigheim-Bissingen-based EKT feature in various industrial sectors, for example, in the automotive industry, the aerospace, or medical engineering. EKT is among Germany’s 100 top innovators thanks to plastic products made from polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)—commonly known as Teflon, PTFE seals, turned and milled parts, or semi-finished products in PTFE, PTFE compounds, and Moldflon®, plus modules made of highperformance plastics. The company achieved this success for the second time and once again convinced the jury in an independent selection process.
The company headquartered in Bietigheim-Bissingen has now developed into a technological leader in the industry—an achievement due in no small part to its success in material development. “We serve the high-performance materials niche. The material is of utmost importance, because it has a crucial impact on the properties of the downstream product applications,” explains Co- Managing Director Stefan Schmid.
In order to maintain its technological leadership, EKT keeps in close contact with its customers, responding directly to their requirements. “What will this product look like five years from now? What should it look like so as to still meet your requirements then? These are the kind of questions we ask our customers,” comments Co-Managing Director Raik Lüder. Thanks to this close cooperation, the company recognizes new trends at an early stage and identifies new application fields. The development of autonomous driving is one example. The highly sensitive vehicle electronics need to be protected against high temperatures and strong forces—for example, using EKT’s high-performance materials.