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What we do

Arla Plast is a producer and supplier of extruded sheets made of technical plastics. Extrusion is a process used to create objects with given cross-sectional profiles; the melt is pushed through a nozzle with the required cross sections.

The plastic sheets, which are made of polycarbonate (PC), acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) and polythylene terephthalate glycol (PETG), have a large number of areas of application, including safety products, machine glazing, ice hockey rinks, sound walls, protective barriers (e.g. for COVID-19), suitcases, automotive components, and various construction-related areas of application.  

Over the course of more than 50 years, Arla Plast has transitioned from being a local operator producing spare parts for cars to becoming an international company which, is one of Europe’s leading players in the extrusion of plastic sheets made of PC.

Each year, the company delivers products to just over 700 customers in more than 45 countries worldwide, with a primary focus on the European market. The company combines its expertise and capacity within extrusion for plastic sheets with proximity to customers regarding both technological needs and service. On many occasions these close collaborative efforts result in the delivery of customized products and solutions.

The company’s headquarter is located in Borensberg and the company has a total of around 260 employees. The company’s production is carried out at its three production facilities located in Borensberg in Sweden (the original facility), as well as in Kadaň and Pelhřimov in the Czech Republic.

Production

Arla Plast’s production begins with the purchase of various plastic granules from producers of this material. The main raw materials are supplemented with recycled material. Various materials such as color additives (“master batches”), UV protection and other additives are then added to achieve the desired properties. The plastic granules of PC, ABS or PETG are dosed in at the beginning of the extrusion process and heated to melt the plastic. The melt is screwed forward through a barrel to a wide nozzle and shaped into a sheet. The plastic sheets are then coated with a protective film and cut into standard or customer-specific sizes, a common size  is two by three meters. Pallets are transported to customers by truck or container.

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Sales and distribution

Arla Plast’s sales take place through the company’s regional sales offices across Europe, as well as centrally located Key Account Managers. Orders are placed through Arla Plast’s order handling function, which is located at Arla Plast’s three factories. The plastic sheets are then distributed through a network of forwarding agents to ensure efficient deliveries within set timeframes.