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Materials Tuesday, 17 January 2023

In Europe Teknor Apex relies on Nexeo Plastics

Teknor Apex announced an expansion of its relationship with Nexeo Plastics. Effective 1 January 2023, Nexeo Plastics will become a key distributor for Teknor Apex in Europe (except Scandinavia and the Baltic region) of its portfolio of thermoplastic elastomers under the Sarlink and Monprene brands. 


This partnership provides Nexeo Plastics customers with a broad portfolio of TPE technologies, including styrenic block copolymers (SBC or TPS), thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPV) and specialty adhesion-modified grades for multi-shot molding onto a wide variety of engineering resins.


The Teknor Apex TPE portfolio encompasses several product lines developed over time to meet specific industry requirements. Sarlink TPVs are often ideal for sealing applications that require superior elasticity and long-term performance and well serve the automotive, industrial, consumer, and building and construction markets. Sarlink styrenic-based TPEs provide automotive OEMs with more design flexibility and superior colourability for interior applications. Monprene TPEs are extremely versatile with a wide hardness range and broad thermal performance. These materials are typically ideal for consumer products, industrial applications and packaging, and include grades formulated for food-contact applications.


“This partnership with Teknor Apex enlarges our portfolio of high-value TPEs and complements the solutions we offer key industries, such as automotive, packaging, consumer, industrial and building and construction,” said Joost d’ Hooghe, Vice President Emea at Nexeo Plastics.


“Nexeo Plastics and Teknor Apex complement each other well with our highly customer-centric approach and similar broad customer base and market coverage. The European market is well served by our partnership; Nexeo Plastics provides real value with state-of-the-art systems and a high level of technical support capabilities,” said Stef Hordijk, Director of Sales and Marketing for the TPE Division of Teknor Apex in the Europe. “Their extensive distribution network in Europe significantly expands our reach in important target markets.”