SYNTHOS IN NUMBERS
- Nearly 3,000 employees
- 7 locations
- 11 manufacturing plants
- 2 representative offices (USA, Brazil)
- 2 R&D Centres
- Over 70 years’ tradition
We are one of the largest manufactures of chemical raw materials in Poland, the first European manufacturer of emulsion rubbers and the biggest manufacturer of expandable polystyrene (EPS) in Europe as well as one of the largest manufactures of this material in the world. Synthos S.A. was established on 1 September 1945 as Fabryka Paliw Syntetycznych w Dworach. Today, Synthos S.A. runs manufacturing plants in Oświęcim, Nowa Sarzyna, Sochaczew, Kralupy (Czech Republic), Ribécourt and Wingles (France) as well as Breda (Netherlands).
Since 20 December 2004, the company has been listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.
Synthos is a global company working with clients all over the world. Our business concentrates on five main segments: synthetic rubbers, styrens, dispersions / adhesives / latex, plant protection products, and liposomes.
Rubbers and tyre materials - we are one of the largest manufacturers of synthetic rubbers in the world. Our offer comprises emulsion styrene-butadiene rubber (ESBR), polybutadiene rubber (NdBR), and high-styrene rubber (HSR). In 2012, we signed a contract with Goodyear and gained a licence to manufacture solution-polymerized styrene-butadiene rubbers (SSBR). NdBR and SSBR rubbers are used to manufacture high-performance tyres, so-called ‘green tyres’.
EPS - having acquired Ineos Styrenics, we became the biggest manufacturer of expandable polystyrene (EPS) in Europe and one of the largest manufactures of this raw material in the world.
The new, combined portfolio of products has become the most comprehensive offer available to European clients.
XPS - we are the biggest manufacturer of extruded polystyrene (XPS) in Central Europe. Synthos XPS PRIME is a state-of-the-art insulation product designed to care for the environment. Its modern formula develops the silver Synthos XPS plate, which clients in many countries know and appreciate.
PS - we manufacture and offer to our clients high and stable quality polystyrene (PS).
The composition of SYNTHOS PS polystyrenes meets the requirements for materials which may be used to manufacture food grade products.
Dispersions, adhesives, latex - a wide range of dispersions manufactured on the basis of vinyl acetate, acrylic and styrene-acrylic copolymers as well as vinyl-acrylic copolymers. The current Synthos water dispersions portfolio meets the needs of the general construction chemicals industry, among other things, manufacturers of paints, plaster, primers, putty, including decorative putty (stucco), and adhesives for various purposes, e.g. paper, wood, PSA, etc.
Plant protection products and biocides - we are a leading supplier of plant production products. Our products provide full protection of crops, ensuring the highest quality of yields. Our product range includes: insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, seed dressings, fertilisers, etc.
Care - a new segment of development which concentrates on liposome manufacturing. Liposomes with active substances are used in the cosmetic industry in creams, lotions, body milks, gels and liquids used in skin, body and hair care.