Azelis to distribute hot-cast elastomers from Huntsman in France and Benelux
The polyurethanes division of Huntsman has appointed Azelis as official distributor of Huntsman Tecnoelastomeri’s Tecnothane products in France and Benelux.
Tecnothane hot-cast engineering elastomers are an advanced portfolio of polyurethane-based products from Huntsman Tecnoelastomeri, a specialist systems house based in Italy. Providing good chemical resistance and mechanical, dynamical performance, the products are said to be the ideal material for the manufacture of robust wheels, seals, rollers, pads and other technical parts, that are needed for heavy-duty industrial applications.
Huntsman and Azelis are long-term partners. The two companies started working together in 1993 and the latest supply agreement builds on an existing arrangement. Azelis already distributes core products from Huntsman’s Suprasec MDI product range across most of Europe.
Patrick Hanselaer, Commercial Market Manager Coatings & PU at Azelis, said: “We are delighted to increase our cooperation with Huntsman and look forward to forging a close working relationship with the team at Huntsman Tecnoelastomeri. Our existing knowledge of Huntsman’s operations, and our established distribution network, will enable us to quickly extend the promotion and supply of Tecnothane hot-cast elastomers. We are excited to provide our customers across France and Benelux with access to a family of innovative engineering elastomers plus expert advice on their application across a wide range of industries.”
Luca Fanti, Global Techno-Commercial Manager at Huntsman Tecnoelastomeri, said: “At Huntsman Tecnoelastomeri we have a very successful business model in place, which we are looking to replicate around the world. We already have a strong foothold in Europe and a solid customer base for our Tecnothane elastomers. Signing a distribution deal with Azelis will enable us to consolidate this position while looking for new opportunities. We look forward to working with the team at Azelis and extending a long-standing cooperation that has proved productive over the years.”