HOUSTON (Oct. 25, 2010)—ExxonMobil Chemical Co. has selected PolyOne Corp. as its main marketing specialist for medical products using ExxonMobil's Santoprene-brand thermoplastic vulcanizates.
ExxonMobil will supply Santoprene TPV feedstock to PolyOne GLS Thermoplastic Elastomers for the production of custom compounded medical grade formulations marketed and sold globally by PolyOne under its GLS brands, the company said.
ExxonMobil also appointed PolyOne as an authorized distributor of medical-grade Santoprene TPVs in North America. PolyOne GLS Thermoplastic Elastomers has been appointed the authorized distributor for these materials in Europe.
Ashland Distribution will remain the lead North American distributor for all non-medical grades of Santoprene TPVs, as well as other ExxonMobil materials, the firm said. T&T Marketing Inc. will continue as a North American distributor for electrical grades of Santoprene.
In Europe, B. Bigler, Bjorn Thorsen A.S., Kuettner Industrieberatung Gmbh and Biesterfeld Plastic GmbH will remain distributors for all non-medical grades of Santoprene.