STOW, Ohio (Nov. 13, 2009)—Struktol Co. of America has become the primary sales distributor of Emerald Performance Materials L.L.C.'s Good-Rite line of antioxidant products for thermoplastics in the NAFTA region.
The agreement also calls for the companies to work together on new product development activities focusing on novel antioxidant chemistries and technologies.
Emerald has a long history of manufacturing antioxidants for the plastics industry, said Pete Getzinger, commercial director for Emerald. Its predecessor organization, B.F. Goodrich, originally developed and held patents for phenolic antioxidants, such as the ones in use in polyolefins, about 30 years ago.
Struktol said it will focused on expanding Emerald's antioxidant penetration into the polyolefin market. The primary areas of application will be the thermoplastic compounding and masterbatch markets, however both companies will focus on product development for the overall thermoplastic processing industry.