AKRON (Aug. 24)—Thermoplastic elastomer producer Advanced Elastomer Systems L.P. has formed a "strategic alliance" with DS-Chemie GmbH, a global supplier of closure liners for the food and beverage industry, based in Bremen, Germany. The alliance "will provide production and compounding capabilities within North America by the first quarter of 2001," AES said in a prepared statement. AES supplies Santoprene and Trefsin thermoplastic elastomer raw materials to North American and European closure liner markets, while DS-Chemie specializes in compounding and developing markets for these products worldwide.
AES teams with DS-Chemie
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