Covestro LLC announces polycarbonate distribution realignment
Covestro LLC (Covestro) has announced that effective April 1, 2024, Amco Polymers will no longer be a distributor of Covestro polycarbonate products. Covestro will accept polycarbonate orders from Amco Polymers through March 1, 2024, after which time Amco Polymers will remain an authorized distributor for Covestro’s Texin® and Desmopan® family of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) resins. The decision was mutual, according to both companies.
“As a leading global supplier of polycarbonate resins, Covestro offers many channels to market, assuring our customers have access to our broad portfolio of polycarbonate resins and blends,” said George Paleos, vice president, Americas, Business Entity Engineering Plastics, Sales and Market Development, Covestro.
According to Paleos, Covestro’s polycarbonate products are available through authorized national distributors Formerra, LLC (Romeoville, IL) and M. Holland Company (Northbrook, IL); as well as a direct sale. Questions should be directed to Covestro account management or can be addressed by phone at +1 412 413 3034.
Covestro’s polycarbonate product families are:
- Makrolon® polycarbonate resin: The company’s flagship polycarbonate brand, this versatile high-tech material is used in a broad range of applications, including automotive, medical devices and consumer electronics, to name a few.
- Apec® high-heat polycarbonate resin: This resin has many properties that are similar to those of Makrolon® polycarbonate and is particularly appropriate for applications requiring high temperature resistance, such as automotive lighting, industrial lighting, appliances and medical devices.
- Makroblend® polycarbonate/polyester blend resin: This blend creates a family of ultra-tough materials that can meet demanding physical, chemical, and environmental requirements. Typical applications are found in the electrical/electronic, industrial/mechanical, healthcare and automotive industries.
- Bayblend® polycarbonate/ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) blend resin: This polycarbonate blend exhibits high toughness even at very cold temperatures, rigidity, dimensional stability and easy processing, good color stability in indoor lighting, and good heat resistance. Typical applications include electrical/electronics, medical, consumer and automotive applications.
Covestro is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-quality polymer materials and their components. With its innovative products, processes and methods, the company helps enhance sustainability and the quality of life in many areas. Covestro supplies customers around the world in key industries such as mobility, building and living, as well as the electrical and electronics sector. In addition, polymers from Covestro are also used in sectors such as sports and leisure, cosmetics and health, as well as in the chemical industry itself.
The company is committed to becoming fully circular and is striving to become climate neutral by 2035 (scope 1 and 2). Covestro generated sales of EUR 18 billion in fiscal 2022. At the end of 2022, the company had 50 production sites worldwide and employed approximately 18,000 people (calculated as full-time equivalents).
Texin®, Desmopan®, Makrolon®, Apec®, Makroblend® and Bayblend® are registered trademarks of Covestro Group.
This news release may contain forward-looking statements based on current assumptions and forecasts made by Covestro AG. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to material differences between the actual future results, financial situation, development or performance of the company and the estimates given here. These factors include those discussed in Covestro’s public reports which are available at www.covestro.com. The company assumes no liability whatsoever to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to future events or developments.
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