Arkema Expands Distributor Network for Plastic Additives

 
Arkema Coating Resins, a business unit of Arkema, announced today the addition of two new distributors for the company’s line of performance enhancing additives used in PVC compounds and engineering plastics. Palmer Holland Inc. and OMYA will be joining G.E. Chaplin Inc. as authorized distributors of these Arkema products worldwide.


“By expanding our distribution network, we can better meet growing demand for these products,” Michael Wurst, North American Market Manager for Arkema Coating Resins Plastics Additives, explained. “It also allows us to tap into the specialized strengths of our current and new distribution partners to provide the best possible service and products based on application and market needs.”


Palmer Holland will be responsible for Arkema plastic additives used in Engineering Resins, as well as Biostrength®plastic additives used in PLA compounds. OMYA will be responsible for additives used in PVC compounds for rigid and opaque applications. G.E. Chaplin Inc. will provide additives used in PVC compounds for flexible and calendered sheet applications, as well as transparent PVC applications.

Arkema manufactures products for these markets globally from its facilities in Mobile, AL and Visslingen, The Netherlands. The new distribution agreements begin on April 1, 2016 for OMYA and April 11, 2016 for Palmer Holland Inc.

 

For more information, visit www.additives-arkema.com.

 

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Resin replaces steel in manhole covers

By Michael Lauzon
January 14, 2015

Thermosetting urethane acrylate resin takes the rigors of manhole and drain covers installed in roadways.

Scott Bader Co. Ltd.’s Crestapol resin is used in resin transfer molded covers made by Structural Science Composites Ltd. of Barrow in Furness, England. Such manhole and drain covers are lighter in weight than conventional steel and concrete covers, yet match the materials in load-bearing properties, according to Scott Bader.

Scott Bader, based in Wellingborough, England, says Crestapol is a low-viscosity material with a rapid, low-temperature cure that allows Structural Science to make the covers efficiently.

Structural Science’s covers in its Thrubeam lineup typically weigh a third to a quarter as much as steel or concrete covers — simplifying installation and maintenance — but they also provide long-term performance. Road safety standards specify that covers need to withstand loads of up to 22,000 pounds.


To view the original article, visit PlasticsNews.com.