ATLANTA—Lehigh Technologies Inc., the Atlanta-based manufacturer of micronized rubber powders from recycled rubber, has announced an agreement with San Francisco-based Connell Brothers to market Lehigh's PolyDyne MRP in Japan and South Korea.
Connell Brothers, which describes itself as the largest distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients in the Asia-Pacific region, will offer PolyDyne MRP as ingredients in tire and rubber product manufacturing, Lehigh said.
Having had initial success in Japan, Lehigh and Connell Brothers said they will focus on broadening industry outreach, supply chain efficiency and technical support there, as well as on introducing PolyDyne MRP to Korea and Southeast Asia.
“The Japanese tire and rubber industries have always shown clear demand for specialty materials that offer cost and environmental benefits,” said Azita Owlia, Connell Brothers vice president for North Asia, about Lehigh's products.
Lehigh's PolyDyne MRP meet the Japanese industry's stringent standards for performance, quality and safety as well as cost-effectiveness and environmental friendliness, according to Owlia.