ROMULUS, Mich. (May 26, 2010)—Alliance Polymers and Services L.L.C. said it is shipping thermoplastic elastomer in the U.S. produced by a PolyMax Elastomer Technology Co. Ltd., a Chinese company that plans to open a plant in the U.S. in 2012.
Alliance is distributing at least 20 SEBS-based standard and custom Maxelast TPE compounds made by Polymax. The products are inventoried and ready for immediate shipment from the Alliance central warehouse facilities in the Detroit area and other sites on either coast.
The firm said distributing the TPEs is the first of several steps through a joint venture between Polymax and Alliance to penetrate North American markets with a full line of TPEs and TPVs.
The next step, Alliance said, tentatively scheduled for May of 2012, is to build a TPE compounding production facility in the U.S. at an undisclosed site.