HOUSTON (Dec. 21) – Industrial minerals and chemicals producer and distributor R.T. Vanderbilt Co. Inc. will become a commercial distributor in North America for ExxonMobil Chemical Co.´s ethylene elastomers product line.
"This arrangement confirms our commitment and focus on increasing sales and customer service support," said Jeff Davis, vice president, ethylene elastomers, at ExxonMobil Chemical. "We are very pleased with this agreement and value the rubber industry expertise R.T. Vanderbilt Company brings to this relationship."
ExxonMobil sells EPDM under the Vistalon brand name.
"This agreement will provide customers with enhanced sales coverage, local inventories for just-in-time delivery along with the convenience of one-stop-shopping for their Vistalon EPDM and ancillary rubber processing chemicals," said Roger Price, president and COO of Norwalk, Conn.-based Vanderbilt.
Vanderbilt Chemical Corp. serves the rubber and plastics industries with additives, primarily accelerators and antioxidants.