Beyond the German speaking countries, the new distributor\'s activities focus on Poland (through its local affiliate Plaskobel SP.ZO.O in Lodz) and - supported by its own network of local sales representatives - the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. Customers in other European countries are served from its Meerbusch headquarters or through local partners, depending on the specific product. The product portfolio for plastics processors includes commodities and engineering polymers (e. g. polycarbonate from Samyang, Korea), as well as polymer blends, thermoplastic elastomers (including TPE-E from Samyang), fluoropolymers, fluoroelastomers, and purging compounds. In Poland, Dreyplas is authorised distributor of Sabic polyolefines. The offering for polymer compounders includes PTFE micropowder (from Kitamura, Japan) for improved friction and wear properties, as well as chopped, milled and heat-conductive carbon fibres (from Nippon Polymer Sangyo, Japan). Further products are polymer powders, based e. g. on ABS or polycarbonate, and impact modifiers.The portfolio for the adhesives industry ranges from raw materials for hot-melt adhesives, PSA (Pressure Sensitive Adhesives), adhesive tapes and labels, products for the book binding industry and for sanitary products to materials for road construction and the automotive industry. These include tackifiers (e. g. C5 und C9 as well as hydrogenated hydrocarbon resins) and thermoplastic elastomers (SIS, SBS, SEBS, SEPS). Fine powders based on the fluoropolymers polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) and polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), for producers of paints and coatings to optimise anti-corrosion, anti-scratch, non-stick and repellant properties of their their products.Additives for the chemical industry such as alcohols (penta 98, neopentyl glycol NPG, etc.). Products for the manufacture of bitumen, e. g. for road construction or waterproofing of roofs, include TPEs such as SBS (radial & linear), SIS and SEBS. Michael Vartmann, Dreyplas CEO, comments: "Although the name of Dreyplas is new, we have an established team that is well-known within the industry. Hence, we can offer our customers from the start over 25 years of experience in trading and distribution, particularly with regard to co-operating with Asian producers. As a distributor we add value across the supply chain from the producer to the processor. Our scope to generate such value ranges from warehousing and logistics to import and/or export, from developing new markets for existing products and providing market data to financing and providing application technology support. By networking with our local partners in Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan and other countries, we can also offer application-specific solutions in the short term. Key corporate decisions are taken by the team - without any third-party influence.