Plastics is the second most important product segment at Grupa Azoty. Manufacturing takes place within the group at two companies: Grupa Azoty S.A. (Tarnów, Poland) and Grupa Azoty ATT Polymers GmbH (Guben, Germany). Plastics (Tarnamid®, alphalon® – trade name of polyamide 6) are manufactured both in natural and modified form and their high quality and composition, which are adapted to specific projects, result from the use of in-house R&D facilities and Grupa Azoty’s cooperation with leading Polish research institutes.
The plastics product range also includes natural and modified Tarnoform® (trade name of polyoxymethylene – POM), alongside other modified plastics based on polyamide 6.6 (Tarnamid A®), polypropylene (Tarnoprop®) and PBT (Tarnodur®). The plastics manufactured by Grupa Azoty are used in a wide range of industries due to the myriad of beneficial physical properties, including in the automotive industry, construction, electrical engineering, household goods, and the food and textile industries.
Granulates are also used to manufacture plastic goods:
- polyamide casings – used as packaging for sliced meats;
- polyamide 6, 11 and 12 and LDPE polythene pipes used as pneumatic and hydraulic tubing.
Intermediates for the manufacture of plastics are also sold in this segment, including melamine, caprolactam, cyclohexanone and cyclohexanol. To ensure the highest customer service standards, Grupa Azoty provides all plastics customers with additional service and consultancy and develops product compositions for specific uses.
Grupa Azoty is Europe’s second largest manufacturer of melamine and the fifth-largest integrated manufacturer of polyamide 6. In Poland it is the only manufacturer of melamine and POM and the leader in production of polyamide 6.