Chicago, Illinois-Merquinsa & SpecialChem are to set up an online resource on thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs), via a technical centre at www.omnexus.com.
The aim is to "foster new ideas and provide development engineers solutions around application development projects," said a joint statement on the agreement.
"We are pleased to partner with Omnexus to promote the value of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) elastomers and help customers to make the best material choice when designing with elastomers" said Jean-Marc Galvez, commercial manager at Merquinsa, in the statement.
"TPUs are of great importance for us. As speciality materials, they perfectly correspond to our mission to provide development engineers a great source of Innovations and Solutions through Omnexus (www.omnexus.com), our website dedicated to plastics & elastomers" said Christophe Cabarry, SpecialChem coo and founder.
Cabbary added that, "Thanks to its clear focus on application development, the Merquinsa team is perfectly aligned with our mission to foster innovation and complement our online technical services."
Merquinsa is a leading thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) producer, providing innovative products for injection moulding, extrusion, calendering, melt coating, compounding and adhesives applications. Merquinsa has its headquarters in Barcelona, Spain, with regional centres near Boston in North America and in Hong Kong.