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Solvay Advanced Polymers names Link Upon Advanced

Solvay Advanced Polymers names Link Upon Advanced
Solvay Advanced Polymers, LLC, has named Link Upon Advanced Material Corp., Taipei , Taiwan, as an authorized distributor for KetaSpire polyetheretherketone (PEEK) and AvaSpire polyaryletherketone (PAEK) resins in the Far East. Effective April 1, Link Upon will handle distribution of these ultra-performance polymers in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and China.

Link Upon is a leading supplier of high-performance engineering thermoplastics and has a broad range of processing expertise in injection molding, extrusion, machining, assembly, product design, and mold design. The distribution agreement further expands Solvay’s existing business relationship as a direct supplier to Link Upon of KetaSpire PEEK and AvaSpire PAEK resins for demanding applications.

“We’re very excited to announce this extension of our partnership with Link Upon, a company with strong technical depth and great market awareness in industries with extreme performance requirements,” said Chris Wilson, vice president, ultra polymers business, Solvay Advanced Polymers. “Our partnership with Link Upon is a very important part of our strategy in the Far East since it provides a key channel to reach the diverse markets in this fast-growing region.”

“We’re thrilled about our expanded relationship with Solvay which is recognized as a reliable, high-quality supplier of high-performance polymers in the region,” said Ah Hing Lin, president and CEO, Link Upon Advanced Material Corp. “This new distribution arrangement expands the breadth of our portfolio options for customers and opens up new market opportunities.” Lin sees strong growth for KetaSpire and AvaSpire resins in markets such as semiconductors, compressors, medical, and equipment for automated manufacturing.

KetaSpire PEEK is one of the industry’s most chemically resistant plastics and also offers excellent strength, superior fatigue resistance, and a continuous-use temperature of 240°C (464°F). AvaSpire PAEK is a versatile family of polyaryletherketones that are tailored to provide new and unique combinations of performance and value. The AV-600 Series delivers a range of distinctive performance attributes with some grades offering more attractive economics when compared to PEEK. The AV-700 Series offers comparable performance to PEEK at up to a 30% lower cost.

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