Techmer ES Expands Its Portfolio of Detectable Resins

Techmer ES Expands Its Portfolio of Detectable Resins

Introduction of HIFILL® XMD Offers Manufacturers Metal, X-Ray Tracing Capabilities

CLINTON, Tenn., May 6, 2014 – Techmer ES, a division of Techmer PM, is pleased to announce the addition of HIFILL® XMD to its prominent portfolio of detectable resins for the food, drug, and cosmetic industries.

HIFILL® XMD is a thermoplastic compound that yields both metal and X-ray detectable characteristics. It provides manufacturers with an effective solution to avoid plastics contamination during the food packaging and product processing cycle, thereby reducing the potential for recalls and consumer inquiries.

“HIFILL® XMD includes new grades in high-temperature resistant polymers, which significantly expands Techmer ES’s problem-solving capabilities in elevated temperature manufacturing operations,” said Bob Findlen, director of sales and marketing at Techmer ES. “The addition of HIFILL® XMD is important at a time when manufacturers are increasingly concerned about the possibility of recalls due to plastics contamination. Our leading plastic compounds with metal and X-ray detectable additives help to ensure no adulterated product reaches consumers.”

The new compound joins HIFILL® MD, which provides metal detection commonly used in the food, drug, and cosmetic industries, and HIFILL® XRD for X-ray detection used in the dairy industry. All metal and X-ray detectable compounds in the HIFILL® portfolio employ additives that are compliant with the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). These compounds can also be custom colored for end-use color coding identification.

Some of the most common applications for the detectable resins include: modular conveyor belts, corner guard and wear strips, totes, buckets, scoops, wiper and “doctor” blades, and wire and cable ties.

About Techmer ES

Techmer ES is a manufacturer of high-performance custom compounds used in the plastics industry. Its primary focus is delivering value solutions to the OEM and processing communities. The company’s products, which include lubricated, conductive, reinforced, and others, can be engineered to meet a broad range of specifications utilizing most thermoplastic resins from polyolefins to PEEK. Learn more by visiting

About Techmer PM

Techmer PM, LLC, is a major producer of value-added masterbatch and engineered compounds for the plastics and fiber industries. The company manufactures and sells masterbatch under its Techmer PM brand and engineered thermoplastic compounds through Techmer ES. The company has worldwide manufacturing capabilities focusing on high-performance applications where quality, technical support, and problem solving are critical. This year Techmer PM was recognized by Plastics News on its “Best Places to Work 2014” list. Learn more about the company by visiting

Contact Information

Phone: Bob Findlen
, Phone: +1-865-425-2121
Company: Techmer PM