Malcolm, Iowa -- ITWC Inc. is to use ChemPoint.com as its exclusive distributor for PolyS polyester polyol in North America. The company says PolyS products are used in a number of markets, including coatings, adhesives, polyurethanes foams, hot-cast polyurethanes, and chemical processing.
From 14 Nov 2011, ChemPoint will provide marketing, sales, technical support and order fulfillment for all PolyS(R) polyester polyols in North America.
"We chose to partner with ChemPoint based on their customer-driven focus, targeted marketing and sales approach, and strong technical capabilities," said Julia Prendergast, vice president Sales & Marketing for ITWC, in a 14 Nov company statement. "ChemPoint has the sales and customer service capabilities to support a technically demanding product offering."
ITWC describes its PolyS range as low molecular weight polyols prepared by polyesterification with excess diol. This allows hydroxyl groups to terminate the polymer molecules. PolyS polyols are used to make polyurethanes, particularly for high-strength polyurethane elastomers. They are also used for flexible polyurethane foams, semi-rigid foams, and polyurethane coatings.
"We have spent the last 10 years understanding the unique needs of our customers in the polyurethane industry," said Rick Hoener, Polymer Business Director for ChemPoint. "We have listened to our customers and are looking forward to working with ITWC, who delivers a product set with superior quality and performance along with the nimble and responsive culture necessary to support that product offering. We are excited about growing our partnership with ITWC and building on the strong history with our customers."
The news accompanies another 14 Nov announcement -- that ChemPoint.com will partner with Australia's Era Polymers to distribute the Australian company's polyurethane systems in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.