In some of its areas of specialisation, currently the area of thermoplastic elastomers in particular, Value Compounding Technology GmbH always strives to maintain and develop its advances in knowledge through several research collaborations in order to be able to continue to provide its customers with a competitive edge. To achieve this, we work together with the long renown Deutsches Institut für Kautschuktechnologie e.V. [German Institute for Rubber Technology] (, which, since officially beginning work in the processing technology and elastomer chemistry and physics sector in 1984, has grown into a recognised research institution of international prestige.