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Sarlink TPV has announced that a new distribution partnership between Entec Resins S.A. de C.V. and Sarlink is official since 1 January 2010. Sarlink has found a new business relationship in Entec, which will supply Sarlink’s products to the plastics and rubber industry in Mexico. Entec will be the sole distribution partner in the country for all Sarlink grades from now on.

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Patrice Barthelmes, 52, has been appointed CEO of Eliokem. Since 1999, Barthelmes served as Vice President (VP) and Director for the Packaging & Building Materials Division of Rohm & Haas until its buyout by Dow in 2009, where he was appointed VP and Group Director for its Adhesives & Functional Polymers Division.

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Steve Henderson has been appointed President of Dow Auto­motive, replacing Peter Sykes who assumed the role of President Greater China for Dow.

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Herman Miller, Inc. has selected three different material families from DSM for the production of key elements in the new Embody chair.

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Wopex is the latest innovation in the portfolio of Staedler, Europe’s largest manufacturer of felt-tip pens, erasers, wooden pencils, fineline leads for mechanical pencils, modeling clay and industrial plastiline.

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By combining a bio-sourced polyol with castor oil chemistry, Arkema has further extended its portfolio of „green“ materials.

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Müller Kunststoffe announces the availability of new materials within its Lifoflex series of TPEs.

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Hexpol has come to an agreement with the Vita Group to acquire VTC TPE Group. VTC TPE Group is a leading developer and manufacturer of thermoplastic elastomer compounds with production units in the UK and Sweden.

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From Elastocon TPE Technologies, Inc., Rochester, IL, USA, comes a TPE grade that is said to be impervious to damage or degradation from copper.

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The surface of the new VW Golf VI’s centre console is made out of Elastollan thermoplastic polyurethane from BASF.

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