Synthos - company overview - Synthos S.A.

Synthos - company overview

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Synthos S.A., is a European chemicals producer and a key player in a global synthetic rubbers market. We are the largest European producer of extruded polystyrene (EPS) and  the biggest producer and seller of XPS boards in Central Europe.

Our line of business involves the production and sales of chemical products (used as raw materials and intermediate products) mainly in the tire industry, the construction industry and the packaging industry.


Our production installations are located in Central Europe (Poland, Czech Republic) and Western Europe (the Netherlands and France).

Headquarters of Synthos is located in Oświęcim, Poland. Currently we employ over 3 200 passionate people.


Synthetic Rubbers

the main segment of the Group’s operation. The Group’s customers of approx. 80% of its sales volume in this segment are key players of the tire industry, including Michelin, Continental, Bridgestone, Goodyear and Pirelli.

The remaining 20% of the sales volume in this segment is split among other markets, including manufacturers of technical rubber products, footwear soles, flexible ducts and transmission belts.

Synthos S.A.,


is a European chemicals producer and a key player in a global synthetic rubbers market.

Insulation Materials

There are manufactured three main types of products for different applications:

1). Expandable polystyrene (“EPS”), used mainly to manufacture thermal insulation boards - the basic insulating material used in Central Europe.


2). General purpose polystyrene (“GPPS”) and high impact polystyrene (“HIPS”), used mainly in the food packaging industry.

3). Boards made of extruded polystyrene (“XPS”). XPS is used mainly in the construction industry for thermal insulation, inverted roofs, floors, and for insulation of thermal bridges and cavity walls.

Dispersions, Adhesives and Latexes

Consists of three product groups:
1). acrylic, styrene-acrylic and vinyl dispersions. Their main application is the manufacture of paints, acrylic plasters, primers, sealants and many other chemicals used in the construction industry, as well as adhesives for wood and the paper industry.

2). adhesives intended mainly for the wood, furniture and paper industries.
3). butadiene-styrene latexes used mainly to produce foam products and carpets.


Production and sales of plant protection products, seed dressing agents, biocides and leaf fertilizers.

Products representing particular categories provide crop protection from the sowing to the harvest, protecting plants against the destructive action of pathogenic fungi, pests and weeds and provide plants with the necessary micro and macroelements in the form of special fertilizers.

Besides the production of pesticides, the AGRO segment offers services for domestic and foreign customers in the area of formulation and packaging of liquid and suspension-based plant protection products.


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