Thermoplastic elastomer compounder Kraiburg TPE Corp. of Duluth, Ga., is partnering with distributor Chase Plastic Services Inc. in North America.
The strategic partnership took effect Jan. 1, said Keith Dunlap, Kraiburg TPE director of sales and marketing. In implementation, Kraiburg reassigned five U.S. direct sales employees to regional responsibilities for coordinating efforts of about 40 Chase representatives.
Clarkston, Mich.-based Chase represents about 40 makers of more than 5,000 engineering and commodity thermoplastics, color concentrates and additives, and now includes Kraiburg TPE on its roster of companies.
Elsewhere, Dunlap said he seeks a new representative for Kraiburg TPE distribution in South America.
Kraiburg TPE in Georgia is a production site for the Kraiburg Group of Waldkraiburg, Germany.
The Waldkraiburg plant has a dedicated regulatory-approved line for its new Thermolast M product group involving five series of compounds for pharmaceutical and medical applications. The materials cover product risk up to indirect blood control.
Kraiburg Group featured Thermolast M at Medical Design & Manufacturing West, held Feb. 9-11 in Anaheim. It introduced the product at Germany's Fakuma trade show last fall.
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