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