DÃ¼sseldorf, Germany - GLS corp., a TPE compounder based near Chicago, Illinois, says it has obtained a licence from Dow Chemical to develop Dow's range of olefinic block copolymer materials sold under the Infuse name. GLS has introduced its own brand, called Dynalloy to cover the modified Infuse products.
The licence is not exclusive, and other TPE compounders are free to develop grades based on the Infuse products. Walter Ripple, vice-president sales and marketing for GLS was unable to say how or why the arrangement between GLS and Dow is different from the relationship any other TPE compounder has with Dow.
GLS currently offers six grades in its Dynalloy range with hardnesses down to 5 Shore A. The compounds can be translucent, opaque or coloured. Ripple said GLS intends to develop more grades in the near future.
GLS claims on its website to be, "the global leader in TPE technology." Ripple could not give any data to substantiate the claim. He declined to discuss turnover, the number of employees, capacity or the production throughput of GLS. The company does not manufacture in Europe, but Ripple claimed GLS offers full service throughout the world.
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