Manchester, UK – The Hexpol TPE group, which brings together the Elasto and Müller Kunststoffe businesses, has expanded their commitment to Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and the Baltic states with the appointment of Telko (Helsinki, Finland) and Forplast (Riga, Latvia) as distribution partners.
The Elasto and Müller Kunststoffe businesses have worked with Telko and Forplast respectively for a number of years. Telko and Forplast will now be supporting the market expansion of Hexpol TPE’s full range of Dryflex and Lifoflex TPE products throughout the CIS and Baltic States.
Dryflex and Lifoflex TPE compounds include grades based on TPS (SBS and SEBS), TPO and TPV technologies. Markets include consumer, industrial, automotive, electronics and construction. The portfolio includes several customisable series including halogen-free flame retardant, conductive, extrusion profiles, automotive mats, adhesion grades for 2K applications and compounds claimed to offer improved compression set performance.
Forplast will also continue to work with the group’s range of flexible polymer compounds including Lifolit soft PVC, Lifocork cork compounds, Lifoprene TPU and Lifobatch colour and additive masterbatches.
Sven-M Druwen, European sales coordinator for Hexpol TPE said: “The CIS and Baltic States are a growing market for us. We want to give our expanding customer base in this region the best in terms of product offering and customisation with fast local support and logistics. That is why we will be working with both Telko and Forplast in these regions. These are strong partners for us, with in-depth technical knowledge and a commercial understanding of their home markets.”