National Halmstad sponsors one of the world's most innovative and environmentally friendly vehicles!
National Halmstad sponsors one of the world's most innovative and environmentally friendly vehicles! HUST (Halmstad University Solar Team) will participate in The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. It is the world’s biggest solar-powered car race. It started in 1987 and takes place every other year. In the competition, teams of students from universities all over the world are going to drive 3022 kilometers from the north to the south of Australia – from Darwin to Adelaide.
National Halmstad, a well-known supplier of rubber and plastic components for the automotive industry, will provide the HUST team with components for the car and be a speaking partner in engineering challenges along the developing phases.
"It's very fun for National to be able to contribute to Halmstad's development car, and the project follows the environmental value base that we build our business on,” says Tom Rössel, Group CEO at National Sweden. The race will start in October 2019 in Darwin, north Australia.
We wish the project and the team at HUST all the best! And please, you can also become a sponsor and give the team a helping hand!
New CEO at National Högsäter!
Einari Johansson resign as CEO of National Högsäter on December 1, 2018. Einari is one of the founders of the Jaba Group (current National Högsäter). He has with great skill and great competence developed the business to the successful company it is today. To his successor, Kenneth Larsson is appointed. Kenneth comes recently from Emballator Mellerud Plast where he was the factory manager. "In my leadership, I will utilize the broad and extensive experience in National Högsäter, but I will also challenge processes and methods to further develop the company," says Kenneth. National Högsäter has been and is a documented respected manufacturer of molded polyester and textile fibers for both the automotive and furniture industry, and I want to manage and develop that further. There is a lovely setting that I can see here in Högsäter, says Kenneth. We do not take anything for granted but instead delivering on the basis of the conditions available. We wish Kenneth great luck and also thank Einari for an amazingly good leadership for all years he has been active in the company!
Thanks to all Elmia visitors
National Sweden rounds off Elmia and thank all visitors for 4 exciting days. All our production facilities in Halmstad, Högsäter and Bredaryd showed what they can produce. We have shown everything from our smallest gaskets to the automotive industry, our lamps and chairs to the furniture industry and our various products to the pharmaceutical industry. It is an impressive width / edge we do offer within National Sweden. Fun! And thanks again for showing up.
Good times for National Högsäter!
The production unit in Högsäter has since this summer recruited about 10 new employees. Close customer collaboration and new projects are the background to the large recruitment. "Extremely pleased that we are given the opportunity to hire more talented employees for our exciting projects," says Einari Johansson, CEO of National Högsäter. We can see increasing interest in polyester production segment, which is entirely in line with our plan. It is one of our focus areas and the recruitments are a receipt of our efforts.
Visit us at Elmia Subcontractor
Meet the team that will represent National Sweden at Elmia Subcontractor 2018! Click to watch the teaser
Summer and holiday time at National Sweden!
Spring has been extremely eventful and positive for the entire group. Now we need some vacation before we finish this year. All production units have more and bigger projects than ever, which feels hugely stimulating and fun.
We thank all employees, customers and suppliers for a nice spring. See you again after the summer.
National Halmstad is closed between 16 July and 6 August
National Bredaryd is closed between 16 July and 6 August
National Högsäter is closed between 23 July and 6 August (partially closed 16 July to 22 July and 6 August to 12 August.
Please email your contact person if urgent!
Hope you all have a very pleasant vacation!
National Bredaryd invests in new Cleanroom.
National Bredaryd has expanded its capacity for customer support within the Medical segment. In our new Cleanroom, we will be even better at meeting our clients' assignments that include extrusion, assembly, labeling and final packaging. The run-in time has shown very good results and we are in full production since a couple of month. The investment has been implemented because of the increased demand, which is very pleasing!
National Halmstad improves Viskan's spa bath!
Together with Viskan's Spa and CE Produkter, National Halmstad has developed a unique polyester fiber insulation solution that will handle the Scandinavian climate. Moreover, the material developed is tested and developed in Nationals sound lab to meet the requirements for better sound absorption. The material absorbs the sound of the pumps, resulting in a better customer experience. Viskan Spa is Sweden's only spa bath manufacturer. They know what it takes to meet the Swedish climate conditions. In Sweden, it can differ over 50° C between winter and summer. The large temperature difference along with wind and moisture conditions means that more efficient insulation materials are required in the Swedish market than most others. –The combination of thermal insulation and sound absorption in the material actually lacks the opposite of the market," says Johan Eriksson at Viskans Spa. We call the material Pro-Silence Insulation, which is exactly what it is. –In addition to the good thermal and sound absorbing properties, the material consists of recycled fibers, which feels really good from an environmental and sustainability perspective”, says Joakim Eliasson on CE Produkter. The cooperation between us at NationaI Halmstad, CE Produkter in Unnaryd and Viskan's Spa in Skene has worked out really well and we already focus to refine and further develop the products, says Per Gunnarsson from National Halmstad. It's really exciting for us to further develop an already great product, and with CE Produkter we see a great potential for similar products in the future, concludes Per Gunnarson from National Halmstad. Learn more at https://www.viskanspa.se/2018/03/28/isolerar-och-absorberar/
Say hello to National Sweden!
As previously announced, the companies National Gummi AB, DX Plastic AB and Jaba Group AB have changed their naming structure. The companies are owned by Holding Company National Sweden Holding. The new company names will be National Högsäter Performance Polymers AB (former Jaba Group AB), National Bredaryd Performance Polymers AB (former DX Plastic AB), National Halmstad Performance Polymers AB (former National Gummi AB).
Until June 1, 2018, the previous company names will also be used and communicated to make the transition as smooth as possible. For customers and suppliers, please retain the previous company names in your business systems until June 1, 2018. The company registration numbers for each company are the same as previous.
All of these three companies have a fantastic history and solid skills in the polymer manufacturing industry, which together make us a unique player within and outside Sweden. We are convinced that the new name structure will make the business group stronger in a longer perspective and will benefit both customers, suppliers and partners.
Welcome to our new site
Welcome to the new site for National Sweden. We have seen the need to present ourselves in a single way in order to show our overall offer, in a better way. We are excited about our new site and look forward to improve it continuously to meet our customers and our own development. So, friends and customers, welcome to our new site!
National develops organic EPDM
National lab has developed a new bio-based material that can replace EPDM materials today used in many industries in Europe and the rest of the world.
Eco EPDM, as we call it, has been tested and evaluated with very good physical properties. The material represents a big victory for the environment, but also a chance for customers to achieve their high environmental requirements.
National ECO EPDM 60 Shore
25-30% ingredients based on crude oil (Polymer, Softener (Oil), Filler - carbon black)
Common EPDM 60 Shore
80-95% ingredients based on crude oil (Polymer, Softener (Oil), Filler - carbon black)
Other ingredients in the prescription as processing aids, vulcanizers, etc. are equivalent in typical EPDM 60° and ECO EPDM 60°