Creating a Safe Society with Functional Materials

Materials that Matter

Premix’s expertise lies in the formulation and production of functional plastic materials. Premix’s materials are more than just traditional plastics – they play an active role in the product or process they are integrated.

Premix is a European market leader and global forerunner in electrically conductive plastics. Our tailored material solutions control static electricity in various industries such as automotive, electronics, diagnostics, and healthcare & wellbeing. Our latest innovation is an active antimicrobial technology that prevents threats caused by harmful microbes, for example in the food ecosystem or healthcare.

Creating a safe society with functional materials. That’s our purpose – plain and simple.

The story began in the early 1980’s: Premix was one of the first companies entering the market of electrically conductive plastics. Today, we are the world’s leading specialist in that area. We offer a comprehensive product portfolio of electrically conductive  PRE-ELEC® compounds or concentrates and static dissipative PRE-ELEC® ESD compounds for electrostatic discharge (ESD), explosive atmospheres (Ex), liquid handling and metal replacement applications.

Our electrically conductive plastics are key materials in in vitro diagnostics ensuring precise measurement. They ensure safety in Ex environments and protect sensitive components from breakages caused by uncontrolled electrostatic discharge. This is how we help to create a safe society with electrically conductive plastics, to name a few of our solutions.

In 2020, Premix unveiled PREXELENT®, an active antimicrobial technology. The core of PREXELENT® is a new, patented method used to mix the active antimicrobial substance with plastic. In the resulting compound, the active agent migrates to the material’s surface at a chemically controlled rate. The effectivity of the agent is activated by humidity or liquid.

We believe that this technology has significant potential in consumer food packaging and in primary production, where it can be used to prevent spoilage due to mold, salmonella, listeria, MRSA, and other microbes. With PREXELENT®, farmers and food manufacturers can reduce the use of antibiotics and environmentally hazardous substances often used to fight microbes. Further potential application areas include high-hygiene environments in healthcare and other industries, as well as public spaces and surfaces that must be kept safe for everyone. Please find out more this innovative technology in our PREXELENT® brand site!

We offer just one product. A solution.

Generating this solution is our job. The Premix way of working is based on a strong dedication to the customers: We share the targets, but the challenge is ours.

Check out the building blocks of our formula and join us on the journey to Success!

Who are we?

We are a family-owned company with extensive experience in functional plastics. Our history dates back to the 1980s. The founder of our company, Antti Kiikka, sits in the Premix Board and his daughter, Hanna Ristola now runs the company. Hanna's brother Tuomas Kiikka is the head of our New Business Development. In a family-run company, the decision-making and processes are agile, without any needless bureaucracy or hierarchy. Our vision is to be the global market leader in the chosen segments and the most innovative company in our field of business.

Premix Group Headquarters Rajamäki, Finland
Premix Group Headquarters Rajamäki, Finland

Where are we located?

We think and operate globally but with a strong local presence. The Premix Headquarters and production facilities are based in Rajamäki, Finland. We have sales offices in Schafflund, Germany and Shanghai, China. In addition, we have a joint venture Nanjing Jinling Opta Polymer in China. You can meet our people almost anywhere in the world. Our distributor network currently covers over 30 countries.

How do we work?

We believe in strong partnerships and close collaboration with our customers. We value personal partnerships and first-class customer experience. Our R&D professionals have gained extensive experience in the field of polymer modification and are experts in finding functional plastics solution to customer challenges. We invest heavily in research work and production technology and are actively participating in many projects in cooperation with universities and research institutes to enhance our own development work. Thanks to this valuable collaboration, Premix always has the latest knowledge at hand.

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