Styrolution expands distribution deals for US and Canada

Styrolution expands distribution deals for US and Canada
To offer customers in the United States and Canada greater availability of specialty styrenic materials, Styrolution is expanding its distribution arrangements with PolyOne and Entec Polymers. Moving forward, both companies will now offer Styrolution's full portfolio of specialty products. PolyOne and Entec Polymers were selected for expanded relationships based on their best-in-class customer support with regards to technical, industry and market segment expertise, service, logistical capabilities and geographical competencies. These distribution channels will provide significant value to customers in both the healthcare and automotive industries due to both companies' proven expertise in these industry segments.

Resulting from the expansion, PolyOne will now add to their line of specialty polymers Luran (SAN), Terlux (transparent ABS), Novodur (specialty ABS), Luran S (ASA), Styrolux (SBC) and Styroflex (SBC). These products complete PolyOne's existing portfolio of Styrolution products, which also includes Styrolution's full range of transparent styrenic polymers and polystyrene. Additionally, Entec Polymers will also offer the full range of Styrolution's specialty polymers by enhancing its transparent styrenic offerings with the additions of Zylar (MBS), NAS (SMMA) and Clearblend (MBS).

These expanded distribution relationships come shortly after the company's recent announcement of new transparent grades, Zylar 670 and Clearblend 155, which are also available through PolyOne and Entec Polymers.

PolyOne and Entec Polymers are long-standing distributors for Styrolution and have helped drive awareness and availability of its styrenic material solutions. Through these relationships, customers gain greater access to not only styrenic specialties, but also industry expertise and collaborative support, empowering them to find - or in some cases create - the precise materials necessary for their applications.

The wider distribution network offers customers across industries access to the materials that help fuel innovation and bring new applications to life. Materials such as Styrolux and Styroflex, as well as Luran S and Novodur will help drive application innovation specifically in the healthcare and automotive industries, respectively.

Measures reinforce leading position in transparent specialties and advance the "Triple Shift" growth strategy: The expanded distribution network advances the goals of Styrolution's "Triple Shift" growth strategy, which calls for a focus on styrenic specialties and ABS Standard, higher-growth industries and growth in emerging markets. Through these expanded relationships and by leveraging the deep industry-specific expertise of PolyOne and Entec Polymers, Styrolution continues to elevate its specialties product lines while providing customers with the support and insights necessary to develop market-leading applications.