Vanderbilt Chemicals, LLC to distribute Solvay’s Tecnoflon® line of Fluroelastomers in North America (Sept 2020)

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Solvay taps Vanderbilt Chemicals to distribute Tecnoflon® fluoroelastomers

New distributor expands Solvay’s North American presence by providing customers with additional access to Tecnoflon​®​ products along with technical and problem-solving resources.  

Alpharetta, Ga., Sept. 9, 2020 

Solvay today announced that​ ​Vanderbilt Chemicals, LLC​, is now distributing​ ​Tecnoflon​®   fluoroelastomers (FKM) and perfluoroelastomers (PFR FFKM) in North America. Headquartered in  Norwalk, Conn., Vanderbilt Chemicals is a wholly owned subsidiary of R.T. Vanderbilt Company Inc.,  which was founded in 1916. As an experienced distributor, Vanderbilt Chemicals extends Solvay’s  outreach to customers, giving them additional opportunities to obtain expert guidance and  technical advice on fluorine-based elastomeric materials. Further, Vanderbilt is positioned to help  ensure fast turnaround times on orders, thanks to its network of distribution centers. 

“All of us at Vanderbilt Chemicals are excited about the new distribution agreement with Solvay,”  said Roger Burtraw, president of Vanderbilt Chemicals, LLC. “Solvay’s best-in-class manufacturing  capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and new product innovations complement Vanderbilt’s well-established technical and sales presence in North America. We see these synergies as a major  benefit to customers and key to our mutual growth and success.” 

Solvay’s family of Tecnoflon​®​ FKM and PFR FFKM products are engineered for demanding sealing  applications in aggressive chemical and high-heat environments, such as those found in the  automotive, industrial, semiconductor and energy industries. These high-performance synthetic  rubbers provide a long service life for sealing applications such as O-rings, seals and gaskets. 

“Our new distribution relationship with Vanderbilt Chemicals provides broader coverage of our  Tecnoflon​®​ product line in North America, giving customers expanded access to technical expertise  and value-added services for developing and optimizing fluoroelastomer applications,” said Rose  Catherin, sales manager, Americas for Channel Partners & Digital Sales for Solvay’s Specialty Polymers global business unit. “With Vanderbilt’s support, we can more widely deliver these  advanced material solutions to meet customers’ changing needs.”  

® Tecnoflon is a registered trademark of Solvay 

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