PolySource, Overland Park, Kansas, a leading thermoplastic resin and compound distributor, announced the company received authorization from Polyplastics, a global leader in the development and production of engineering thermoplastics, to sell LAPEROS® brand liquid crystal polymer (LCP) molding and extrusions resins throughout North America.
On October 9, 2020, Celanese completed the sale of its 45% equity investment in Polyplastics to Daicel Corporation. This sale removed all marketing restrictions that previously covered the sale of LCP in North America, allowing Polyplastics to address the supply concerns among LCP users.
“Adding LAPEROS® LCP to our sales mix brings much-needed additional supply to NA customers who, for over ten years, have been essentially single-sourced for LCP resins,” said Scott Klingler, Polyplastics North American sales director.
PolySource was selected to help Polyplastics bring LCP supply to North America due to its proven ability to provide application development support.
“We rely heavily on PolySource to develop new applications for all of our resins, and we’re quite pleased to add LAPEROS® to their arsenal of ‘problem-solving’ resins,” Klingler said. “PolySource is an extension of Polyplastics’ sales and development efforts, and we are excited for them to help us bring LAPEROS® to North America.”
With the addition of LCP from Polyplastics, PolySource now is able to satisfy longstanding material requests from customers.
“We’ve had customers ask us for years to carry LAPEROS® LCP, and we were always disappointed to say that we couldn’t, but now the door is finally open,” said Grant John, PolySource president. “The long history and incredible technology portfolio shared between Celanese and Polyplastics have been a huge benefit for us because the grades are so similar that the tradenames are what differentiate these two polymer producers.”
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