In early 2006, i4hi acquired the plastics factory of Hartman Outdoor Products in Enschede by means of a carve-out. The factory was split into two separate businesses: large size injection moulding (EKF) and plastics compounding (Resin).
During the first few years, Resin invested significantly in state-of-the-art infrastructure, an experienced and innovative team, and the professionalisation of its business culture. As a result, Resin developed into a niche supplier of environmentally-conscious products, such as halogen-free, flame-retardant compounds; polyolefin-based substitutes for PVC and bitumen; and near-to-prime, recycle-based compounds. Among its customers, Resin serves a number of leading global chemical companies as well as many smaller, innovative plastics converters.
Over the past few years, revenue and profitability have improved significantly. Resin is now investing in the next phase of growth through product innovation and international expansion. A new plant in Jakarta, Indonesia, was opened in 2015.
Eco-Care serves the automotive industry with the recovery of engineering plastics from their composite waste. The company operates advanced separation technologies that offer superior recycling results. i4hi bought the company out of bankruptcy in 2009 and later sold the business to Entsorgungsgesellschaft Niederrhein (EGN), a large German waste management company.