The history of NUDEC
More than 40 years of complete transparency
1980-2020. NUDEC has been dedicated to ongoing improvement for four decades
Since it first started operating in 1980, NUDEC has strengthened its market positioning as a leading plastic sheet manufacturer, year after year, thanks to the efforts of its employees. The quality and service the company offers have made us one of the most important manufacturers of plastic sheets in Europe, and our aim is to ensure that our clients continue to put their faith in us for many years to come.
Arrahona, S. A. was established with a styrene polymerisation plant, with technological backing from Koppers Inc.
Arrahona, S. A. diversified its activity by manufacturing the first transparent poly-styrene (PS) sheets under the trademark Arrassol and PMMA profiles.
Arrahona created a new company, NUDESA, in order to transfer the transparent sheet production to it. Over the years, NUDESA widened its activities and products in various markets. These activities lead to three new separate companies coming into existence and the dissolution of NUDESA.
NUDEC, S. A. was founded as the company that inherited the NUDESA extrusion business, together with the know-how associated with materials and additives (PS, HIPS, SAN, ABS, PP, PMMA, UV). Company headquarters were established in Polinyà (Barcelona).
The NUDEC, S. A. premises were extended by the construction of a new industrial building and warehouse. The original 2.500 square metres of construction became 6.800. The first production of SAN.
The installation of the first optical quality line, with a width of two metres.
The optical quality was increased to include various polymers. The first production of PET and PETG plastic sheets.
The NUDEC quality system obtained ISO 9002:1994 certification. Another production building (1.100 square metres) was constructed to house new extrusion lines in clean rooms. PC sheet production was officially approved.
A 1.000 square metre annex warehouse was constructed. The total constructed area rose to 9.000 square metres and the total NUDEC surface area reached 26.000 square metres.
NUDEC, S. A. obtains ISO 9001:2000 quality certification, the updating of that obtained in 1996. An Expansion Department is created in order to search out new materials and applications. The support given to R+D+i by NUDEC is thus further encouraged.
NUDEC, S. A. obtains the ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System standard, and renews its ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management System standard. With the acquisition of new technologies applied to the manufacturing process, NUDEC specializes in the production of thin gauges (up to 0,5 mm).
Ampliación de 800 m2 de zona de producción para albergar una nueva línea de extrusión con los últimos avances tecnológicos.
Running of the new production line. Furthermore, NUDEC has been awarded with the Internationalization Chamber Prize at the Official Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Sabadell.
NUDEC PMMA 15 and 20 mm thick sheets meet with European Directive 89\/106\/EEC requirements, with regard to Standard EN 14388 (Road traffic noise reducing devices).
NUDEC, after a long process of Innovation and development, launches into the market the iFrost plastic sheets, intended for LED lighting, which offer an optimal balance between light transmission and diffusion. This new product, manufactured in PMMA and PC, incorporates a new diffusion technology based on microspheres, which allows the combination of a high transmittance with a uniform distribution of light.
Ampliación de un tercio de las instalaciones productivas y de almacenaje, llegando a los 13.150 m2 construidos. Instalación de una nueva línea de fabricación y construcción de nuevos almacenes con las últimas novedades tecnológicas.
1980-2020. NUDEC has been dedicated to ongoing improvement for four decades.