SOUTH BARRINGTON, Ill. (May 4) — Japanese chemical and elastomer manufacturer Tohpe Corp. has named ChemRep, Inc. as the North American distributor of its line of ACM polyacrylate elastomers.
Sakei, Japan-based Tohpe produces about 25 percent of the world´s supply of polyacrylate elastomers, used to produce oil- and heat-resistant rubber products such as oil pan gaskets, transmission seals, shaft seals, o-rings, and air duct hoses. Oil resistant hoses such as power steering hoses, ATF cooler hoses, and emission control hoses also are based on polyacrylate elastomers.
Headquartered in South Barrington, ChemRep has served the rubber industry as a distributor since 1977. ChemRep will distribute Tohpe´s products throughout North America from its Chicago warehouse.