The company Poli-mix marks its beginnings in 1998, when the Simčić family started a small business named Plast-a.
After ten years of growth and development, in 2008 they felt the need to start a company, which has until this day remained in the ownership of the family.
Business progress and development have been our main focus ever since the beginning. By switching to high-pressure technology in polyurethane foam manufacturing we have completely modernized the machine fleet and developed new production programmes.
We continue to develop our own formulations for polyurethane foams, from raw materials to the finished product. That is why we keep getting the most challenging projects. We can thank that to our ability of coming up with innovative polyurethane products which may seem impossible at first.
When we were starting our small business back in 1998, we had no idea that time would fly so fast and that we would accomplish such business results. We are especially glad that we have earned the trust of our business partners, who have recognized our quality work and professional approach. That is why we proudly point out our business moto: “Leading in polyurethanes”.
While developing business and production processes, which we constantly improve, we have put a great emphasis on the necessity of environmental protection. We have managed to coordinate manufacturing processes with ecological standards and the principle of sustainable development by investing in new, high-pressure technology machines, that way avoiding the use of organic solvents. We have left out freons from our formulations due to their damaging effects on the ozone. We continue to minimize the negative impact on the environment in our business activities in order to preserve it for future generations.
Adapting to market requirements is the basis of our business. We frequently come across various challenges in planning, project managing and production. Challenging projects, which we happily carry out for our customers, have resulted in different innovations in our production processes, materials or finished products. Some of these innovations have been developed and presented to the market, as well as recognized by it. We have received awards at the Arca International Exhibition of Innovations, Brussels Eureka World Exhibition of Innovation, Exhibition of Innovations of the City of Rijeka, Nautica Exhibition of Innovations in Maritime Industry, and many others.
We continue to innovate and create polyurethane products which may at first seem impossible. Get acquainted with our product range and feel free to entrust to us your projects.
We have been presenting our innovative solutions in the work with polyurethanes at various exhibitions of innovations for years.
We therefore hope to give our contribution to the growth and development of the polyurethane industry.
Some of the awards that we have received include:
International Exhibition of Innovations IENA, 2000 and EUREKA, 2000
City of Rijeka 2nd Exhibition of Innovations, 2000
City of Rijeka 2nd Exhibition of Innovations, 2001
Distinction from the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, 2005
3rd Arca International Exhibition of Innovations, 2005
10th Exhibition of Innovations in Maritime Industry, 2005
7th Exhibition of Innovations, 2006
13th Nautica Exhibition of Innovations in Maritime Industry, 2008
ARCA International Exhibition of Innovations.
The polyurethane industry directly or indirectly represents tens of thousands of companies around the world, as well as several million work places. It is important to emphasize that the growth of this industry is stable and sustainable due to the immense contribution of polyurethanes to resource preservation.
For example, it has been estimated that during its lifetime, the polyurethane insulation will provide savings roughly 50 to 100 times greater than the quantity of fossil fuels needed for its production. That way the industry generates economic growth by creating work opportunities in the polyurethane sector and manages present resources wisely for the wellbeing of future generations.
Even though polyurethanes are based on oil, which is a limited resource, their properties allow preservation of many other resources, simultaneously keeping and improving life standards.
The polyurethane industry continues to prolong the lifetime of its products in order to make them even more eco-friendly. The projects in progress demonstrate how recycling schemes decrease the amount of polyurethane waste. Over 250,000 tons of polyurethane produced from European sources is recycled yearly. Also, the use of polyurethane waste for energy production decreases the need for fossil fuels furthermore.
Around 45% of fossil fuels is used for air conditioning for buildings. Significant energy efficiency can be achieved by using insulation materials, thereby reducing emissions of CO2, one of the leading causes of global warming.
Household refrigerators that use polyurethanes as an insulation material have reached a total energy saving of 37%. We can keep the convenience of the modern life through energy efficiency and responsibility by improving the ecological design of devices with polyurethanes, these savings result in a reduced greenhouse effect. Similarly, more and more vehicle manufacturers use polyurethanes nowadays in order to minimize the weight of final products. That way they achieve lower fuel consumption and consequently lower CO2 emissions, i.e. reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
By development, consideration and, primarily, innovations, we can surely make the polyurethane industry one of the main factors in sustainable development and environmental protection. We believe that our team in Poli-mix can contribute as well.
Over 250,000 tons of
from European sources
are recycled yearly.
The polyurethane industry continues
to prolong the lifetime of its products in
order to make them even more eco-friendly.
In the case of vehicles,
polyurethanes ensure safety
and conformity, simultaneously
having a positive effect on
fuel consumption effectiveness
because they are lighter from
other available materials.
They improve energy efficiency
of buildings and reduce the
need for heating/cooling,
resulting in reduced carbon emissions.