WARREN, R.I. (Jan. 10)—Rubber sheeting producer Lloyd Manufacturing Corp. has appointed Sweden's Trelleborg Engineered Systems as its distributor for western Europe, excluding the British Isles, for the company's thin-gauge calendered sheeting. The companies also are looking at the possibility of Lloyd´s manufacturing Trelleborg sheeting products at its plant in Warren for U.S. distribution. Lloyd´s contact is through Trelleborg´s laminates division, which is located in Izarra, Spain, home of Trelleborg Ibercaucho Alava S.A. Lloyd selected Trelleborg because of its existing distribution network, according to Lloyd President Rick Fiske, who said widespread distribution throughout Europe conceivably could double Lloyd´s annual sales. Lloyd specializes in thin gauge (less than 2 millimeters thick), tight tolerance sheeting used in gaskets and seals for automotive, medical and safety products, Fiske said. Lloyd´s products are distributed in the United Kingdom and Ireland by MacLellan Rubber Ltd. of Glasgow, Scotland.