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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.”

ABOUT ELASTRON

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.

ABOUT T&T MARKETING

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.

ABOUT M. HOLLAND

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.

INK (for M. Holland)
Caitlin New, 512-382-8990
mholland@ink-co.com

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IWCS is Next Week!

Posted by Amanda Bakelaar

Oct 3, 2017 11:56:55 AM

Hope to see you there! Don't forget to stop by Booth 123 to say hi, learn what's new and pick up some goodies.

Check out our New Product Presentation on Monday afternoon to learn about our Latest Developments in Neutral Buoyancy and LSZH Fire Retardant Jackets. Also, our Technical Director, Paul Lorigan, will be presenting his paper on The Effect of Thickness on Dielectric Strength of Low Voltage Compounds on Wednesday afternoon at 3:35 p.m. during the technical sessions.

The final program can be viewed at http://www.iwcs.org/2017-final-program-1.3644318

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Hurricane Harvey Message URGENT

Posted by Amanda Bakelaar

Sep 5, 2017 2:41:19 PM

As you are aware, the Gulf Coast region has suffered a major weather event from Hurricane Harvey and the full extent of the impact is still unfolding.  In addition to manufacturers, many of the logistics and support industries including rail and road operations have suspended service in the Lake Charles and Houston area on a temporary basis.

We have received many inquiries regarding our inventory and supply position.  We can advise the following at this time.

  • T&T's supplier facilities are not located in directly affected areas, however feedstock and additives used in manufacturing compounds might be affected in the coming weeks.
  • T&T should have sufficient inventory to cover existing customer orders at normal ordering levels.
  • T&T is exploring additional supply to supplement our inventory.
  • T&T is continually reviewing the supply situation with our suppliers.
  • Unfortunately we expect prices to rise as supply gets tight

Should you have any questions, please contact your Account Manager.

 

T&T wishes to express our concern and sympathy for companies and individuals that have been directly affected by this catastrophe.
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Happy Holidays from T&T!

Posted by Amanda Bakelaar

Dec 22, 2016 1:15:44 PM

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