Nearly 90% of the Cerdanyola factory's production is exported
The factory in Cerdanyola (Barcelona) produces more than 250 types of thermosetting moulding powders, with a palette of some 2,000 colours.
The moulding powders are used to manufacture electrical material (switches and sockets); toilet lids and seats, and washbasin accessories; tableware and trays; caps for the cosmetics and perfumery industry; buttons; billiard balls; etc.
This factory carries out its activity using its own technology, applied both to the production processes and to the development of new applications, which allows for a high level of versatility in the final product. 88% of production is exported to more than 60 countries around the world, making it the second largest European producer of these compounds.
The factory has a workforce of around 100 people. It is part of the intermediate chemicals division of Ercros and has been operational since 1963.
The key figures of the Cerdanyola factory
Destination countries for sales
A bit of history
Sociedad Anónima Industrial de Cauchos y Resinas (Aicar) starts production of moulding compounds.
Aicar moves the production of moulding compounds to the new factory in Cerdanyola, which focuses on this product manufactured with its own technology.
Aicar is now a part of Derivados Forestales, S.A.
Production capacity is expanded.
The holding company Derivados Forestales Group XXI, S.L. is created, which includes Cerdanyola together with the Almussafes and Tortosa factories.
As a result of the acquisition of Derivados Forestales by Ercros, the Cerdanyola factory is integrated into the intermediate chemicals division.
The plant improves its environmental performance with the implementation of a bioscrubber for the treatment of gaseous emissions.
Launch of a new type of HD quality moulding compound, which improves product processing performance.
Production capacity of moulding compounds is increased by 14%, to 25,000 t/year. One year later, capacity is increased by a further 500 t.
Certificates and policies of the Cerdanyola factory
The distinctive marks that endorse the Cerdanyola factory's commitment to sustainability.