////// Rubber compounds and silicones


Known traditional since 1898 as the Gummiwerk Elbe company, PTE is one of the leading international mixing manufacturers with production plants in Germany, France, China and from the second half of 2017 Mexico. Polymer Technik Elbe GmbH was founded in 1993 as a joint venture of the business group WOCO and Vorwerk & Sohn.

The company offers high-quality rubber compounds for all applications and in particular for the automotive and transport technology industry, cable industry, construction and mining, household appliances, medical technology and mechanical engineering.

SILCOMP Ltd belongs to the corporate group as a totally owned subsidiary of PTE since 2012. SILCOMP specialises in the development and production of elastomer compounds based on silicone and fluorine rubber-based products, thus optimally completing the product portfolio of PTE.

Our Products

The PTE group supplies Vorwerk & Sohn and various production sites of the group with high-quality rubber compounds that can be precisely tailored to the respective requirements of the product.

Benefits and advantages of our products

  • Only high-quality specified raw materials
  • Commodity pool of approximately 1300 materials
  • Request specific mixtures
  • Highest quality standards

Our Locations

Originally founded in Osterode (Harz, Germany), the administration and production headquarters of the PTE has been in Wittenberg since 2014. The administration and production of the subsidiary SILCOMP France are based at the newly built location in Annonay. Meanwhile there are more than 500 employees at the four sites in Germany, France, China, (and soon) Mexico.

Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Germany

  • Headquarters
  • Advanced computer-aided kneader lines for NR and synthetic rubbers
  • Production of black and colored rubber mixtures
  • Around 50,000 square meters of floor space
  • Approximately 350 employees

Wuxi, China

  • Site was opened in 2005
  • Approximately 25,000 square meters of production area
  • Approximately 130 employees
  • Two ultramodern kneader lines
  • Supplying mainly the Asian markets

Lagos de Moreno, Mexico

  • Opening scheduled for mid-2017
  • Supply to the North American automotive markets
  • Expected to employ 100 workers
  • Two kneader lines for rubber compounds
  • Approximately 25,000 square meters of production area

Annonay, France

  • Production facility for silicone and fluorine rubber compounds
  • Two mixing lines
  • In particular, the production of electrical, medical and membrane technology
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