Solvay Specialty Polymers, a leading global supplier of high-performance polymers, announced today that it has appointed Chase Plastics, a stocking distributor of specialty, engineering and commodity thermoplastics, as its newest U.S. distributor of Amodel® polyphthalamide (PPA) resin. Chase Plastic’s comprehensive North American sales coverage and more than 2,500 buying accounts will expand market access and technical support for Amodel® PPA customers. The appointment went into effect on Oct. 1.
“Solvay Specialty Polymers is pleased to have Chase as part of our team and we look forward to working with them to meet rising demand for our Amodel® PPA in high-growth end-markets,” said Tom Wood, senior vice president and head of Crystalline Products for Solvay Specialty Polymers. “We welcome Chase who, along with Nexeo Solutions, will further strengthen our ability to support the design goals and competitive growth of our customers in North America.”
The addition of Chase Plastics will not affect Solvay Specialty Polymers’ order fulfillment policies. Solvay will continue to accept and fill direct orders that meet the company’s established minimum order quantities. Small lot orders of Amodel® PPA will be available through Chase Plastics and Nexeo Solutions. Both companies will continue to distribute Solvay’s Ryton® PPS products, as they have for many years.
Solvay’s Amodel® PPA product portfolio contains well over 100 different grades of the semi-crystalline thermoplastic, which offers excellent mechanical properties, outstanding dimensional stability, exceptional elevated thermal performance and good processability. Solvay was the first company to commercialize PPA and it developed its Amodel® PPA family to meet stringent application demands in wide range of industries, including automotive, transportation, industrial equipment, water handling, telecommunications, electrical/electronics, coatings, composites, food service applications and consumer goods.