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 starting operating in 1980, NUDEC has strengthened its market positioning, 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.

Nudec historia 1958

> 1958

Arrahona, S. A. was established with a styrene polymerisation plant, with technological backing from Koppers Inc.

Nudec historia 1963
> 1963

Arrahona, S. A. diversified its activity by manufacturing the first transparent poly-styrene (PS) sheets under the trademark Arrassol and PMMA profiles.

Nudec historia 1966
> 1966

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 historia 1980
> 1980

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).

Nudec historia 1988
> 1988

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.

Nudec historia 1991
> 1991

The installation of the first optical quality line, with a width of two metres.

Nudec historia 1994
> 1994

The optical quality was increased to include various polymers. The first production of PET and PETG plastic sheets.

Nudec historia 1996
> 1996

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.

Nudec historia 2003
> 2003

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 historia 2005
> 2005

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 sostenibilidad
> 2006

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).

Nudec historia 2010
> 2010

Ampliación de 800 m2 de zona de producción para albergar una nueva línea de extrusión con los últimos avances tecnológicos.

Premio a la Internacionalización de la Cámara de Comercio e Industria de Sabadell
> 2011

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 historia 2012
> 2012

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).

> 2014

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.

Nudec historia 2017
> 2017

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.

Logo Nudec 40 aniversario
> 2020

1980-2020. NUDEC has been dedicated to ongoing improvement for four decades.