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Welcome aboard!

Posted by Amanda Bakelaar

Sep 5, 2018 9:14:45 AM

Colleen Lavelle recently joined the Easton Lab team as a Compound Development and Technical Service Engineer. She first started with T&T in the summer of 2017 as an intern, where she worked on developing a low-density TPE Colleen Lavelle headshot-1for the application of neutral buoyancy cables. Colleen graduated from Lafayette College in Easton, PA in May 2018 with a B.S Chemical Engineering and B.A Mathematics Dual Degree. When not working, she enjoys camping with her family, visiting friends, and searching for the best bagels and coffee in the Lehigh Valley. We are very happy to have Colleen on board!
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Productive week at the M. Holland Business Conference in Lake Geneva!

Posted by Amanda Bakelaar

Jun 25, 2018 11:40:16 AM

The M. Holland Annual Business Conference gave T&T Marketing the opportunity to build stronger relationships with the M. Holland team and network with customers and suppliers. The theme "Unstoppable" posed as a perfect fit.


3D Printing

One interesting topic was the announcement of M. Holland Company signing a distribution agreement with Owens Corning, a global leader in the glass fiber reinforced composite industry, to distribute the company's XSTRAND™ products.

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3D-printed prototype of a part to a prosthetic limb


Owens Corning's XSTRAND™ line of products are high-performance composite filaments for 3D printing, a growing market segment in which M. Holland is investing to support client needs. XSTRAND™ filaments enable the production of 3D printed parts that are 50-250 percent stronger and stiffer, making them structurally superior to traditional 3D printed parts. A 3D printer will be housed at the Easton Laboratory to help with the distribution process. Please contact us with any questions or interest.


Guest Speaker

One highlight of the event was an inspiring presentation by award-winning entrepreneur-turned-publisher, columnist, author, television commentator, private investor and board director, Rich Karlgaard.

   Rich Karlgaard

Rich is the publisher of Forbes magazine and writes a biweekly column, Innovation Rules, known for its witty and honest assessment of current business issues, and serves as a regular panelist on cable news' most popular business show, Forbes on FOX. Watch a 4-minute video here.


We look forward to great opportunities in the future and another successful conference next year!
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Visit us at Booth 200 at Wire Expo!

Posted by Amanda Bakelaar

May 14, 2018 8:50:16 AM

Get your comp pass to Wire Expo at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, Nashville, TN

For your complimentary pass click here!

Comp passes are valid Tuesday & Wednesday and you will have access to all the exhibits, the Ask the Expert sessions, and production solutions demonstrations.

Exhibition hours:

Tuesday, May 15, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Wednesday, May 16, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Hope to see you in Music City this week! 

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Posted by Amanda Bakelaar

Apr 23, 2018 11:11:00 AM

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M. Holland Announces Elastron as Exclusive TPE Partner

Posted by Amanda Bakelaar

Feb 26, 2018 10:52:52 AM

02/22/18 08:00 AM EST

Holland Announces Elastron as Exclusive TPE Partner

M. Holland Company, a leading distributor of thermoplastic resins, is partnering with global thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) producer Elastron to provide an alternative source of thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPVs) and other compounded TPEs to the domestic wire and cable market, the companies announced today.

Elastron entered a distribution agreement with M. Holland in 2017. The two companies have been qualifying Elastron materials in advance of Elastron’s new compounding facility in Gainesville, Ga., scheduled to open in the third quarter of 2018.

“M. Holland’s recent acquisition of T&T Marketing, a leading distributor to the wire and cable industry, has accelerated this initiative. T&T is renowned in the wire and cable industry for its technical expertise and applications development capabilities,” said Elastron Managing Director Zev Gurion. “We look forward to bringing new, cost-effective TPE solutions to the wire and cable market, along with superior service from our new facility.” Gurion also noted that the new facility would produce TPVs as well as Styrene Ethylene Butylene Styrene (SEBS), styrene-butadiene-styrene (SBS), and thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) compounds, all of which are materials widely used in wire and cable and automotive markets.

Tom Jordan, T&T co-founder, who has continued as managing director of the business unit, added, “Elastron has an excellent portfolio of existing wire and cable grades and a desire to partner with us in developing innovative new products for the market. This partnership illustrates the market collaboration we hoped to realize when we merged with M. Holland.”


Based in Turkey, Elastron is a global TPE producer with offices in Asia, Europe, and North America. It exports to over 50 countries. Compounder Elastron Kimya A.S. is investing $10 million to open a factory in Gainesville, Ga., which will start with two extrusion lines and an annual capacity of 3,500 metric tons and grow to 6,000 metric tons of capacity by 2020.


Founded in 1988 and headquartered in Andover, Mass., T&T has annual revenues of about $40 million and services about 250 clients in the United States and Canada. It also has a testing and research facility in Easton, Pa., dedicated to the wire and cable market. M. Holland acquired T&T in October 2017.


Holland is a leading international distributor of thermoplastic resins, providing suppliers the most strategic channels to market, offering innovative sourcing and supply chain solutions to our clients, and helping people lead rewarding careers. Since 1950, a deep commitment to personal relationships has formed the core of the company’s heritage, its culture, and its vision. Headquartered in Northbrook, Ill., M. Holland sells in excess of 1.4 billion pounds of resin to more than 4,000 clients annually. To learn more, visit www.mholland.com. Follow M. Holland on TwitterLinkedIn, and Facebook.

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Caitlin New, 512-382-8990

View source version on businesswire.com: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180222005509/en/

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