CINCINNATI (Oct. 9, 2012)—LG Chem Ltd. has named Houston-based Tribute Energy Inc. as its first non-exclusive distributor of LG Chem's Lucene-brand polyolefin elastomer for the North American market.
Seoul, South Korea-based LG Chem used its own metallocene catalyst in solution process to produce the Lucene elastomer. The firm claimed the rubber provides superior impact and elastic properties while exhibiting lower heat sealing temperature compared to other similar polyolefin elastomers.
It will be available in various types and grades, the companies said. Major applications are in the automotive, footwear and film industries. Other uses include plastic modification such as in plastic bottles, binders, tubes and sporting materials.
Tribute is a distributor of elastomer and synthetic rubber materials throughout North America.