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Unigel Appoints Azelis as Exclusive Distributor of PMMA in UK

Published on 2011-03-28. Author : SpecialChem

ANTWERP, Belgium -- Azelis Polymers has been appointed as the exclusive UK distributor of a range of Poly(methyl methacrylate) (or PMMA) from the Brazilian group Unigel. Unigel is a conglomerate of companies with more than 40 years experience in the plastics and petrochemical sectors. Over this time growth has been a result of operational flexibility and the ability to transform technology into businesses. Its products integrate into daily life areas such as food and drink packaging, staple fibers, civil constructions, electro-electronic cars, equipment and agricultural products. Unigel's main business areas are: chemical specialties, performance plastics, agriculture and packaging.

In the chemical specialties area, Unigel is the only producer of Acrylonitrile in the southern hemisphere and the only producer of Methacrylates (MMA and EMA) and Acrilates (MA and EA) in Latin America.

In the performance plastics sector, the group has a leadership position in Acrylics and Polycarbonates in South America. In Acrylics, Unigel is vertically integrated in production and produces HCN (Cyanidric Acid), ACH (Acetone Cyanidrine), MMA (Methyl Methacrylate), Acrylic resin (Acrigel™ PMMA), Cast (Acrigel™ CT) and Extruded (Acrigel™ Xt) Acrylic sheets. Acrigel™ PMMA Uses & Applications: Automotive tail light, Automotive cluster, Medical devices, Cosmetics, Lighting, Sun Visors, Toys, and Household Appliances. It is available in standard colors: Clear & Transparent colors.

David Turner, Regional Business Manager Polymers UK, commented, "I am delighted that Unigel has chosen Azelis in the UK to represent the Acrigel™ PMMA range. This important addition bolsters our portfolio and offers the Azelis customer an excellent product range at competitive prices. We are all looking forward to working with Unigel and promoting their products within the UK market."

Fernando Molina, Account Manager, Unigel Plásticos replied, "We are grateful to be launching our line of Acrigel™ PMMA to the UK market via Azelis. They have a well established distribution business with the right resources and expertise to promote the Unigel brand successfully within the UK".

About Azelis

Azelis is a Pan-European specialty chemicals distributor providing a range of products and services to more than 40,000 customers in the chemicals, coatings, plastics, MPA and polymers, composites, rubber, food, animal nutrition, pharma and personal care industries. Through sourcing and distribution channels in major markets around the world, Azelis offers chemical producers market penetration, in-depth local knowledge, value-added services and tailored multi-territory solutions. Azelis, with its corporate centre in Antwerp, Belgium employs 1,100 knowledgeable people located in 36 facilities in 26 countries across Europe, India and Asia.

Source: Azelis

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