08/05/2014

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FKuR: Bioplastic Specialist has expanded its distribution in North America with Clariant

Global specialty chemicals leader Clariant and bioplastics specialist FKuR announce their distribution agreement for North America. With immediate effect, Clariant Masterbatches will market, sell and distribute FKuR´s full line of biodegradable and biobased products in North America. FKuR´s product portfolio includes "Bio-Flex”, "Biograde”, "Fibrolon”, "Terralene” and "Terramid”.

Sustainability is a crucial element of Clariant´s Business Strategy. "For that reason, we have initiated a program called ´Sustainability@Clariant´ and it comprises all our sustainability activities. As a strong driver of our profitable growth strategy, ´Sustainability@Clariant´ is an integral part of the way we work. Many of our products are excellent examples of how sustainability and innovation have been successfully incorporated into a competitive portfolio in the marketplace. We value our partnership with FKuR, a specialist in the field of bioplastics. We are excited to add their product lines to our current portfolio," said Peter Prusak, Head of Marketing - Clariant Masterbatches North America.

For Carmen Michels, President of FKuR Plastics Corp, the new distribution agreement is a logical step for FKuR´s growth in North America. "As ´The Bioplastic Specialist´ we offer innovative product solutions for all processing methods and applications our customers wish to realize using bioplastics. With Clariant Masterbatches, we have expanded our ability to service customers´ needs within USA and Canada." stated Michels.

As of now, Clariant Masterbatches will distribute FKuR´s compounds which include:

"Bio-Flex” - PLA blends for extrusion, thermoforming and injection molding
"Biograde" - Cellulose blends for injection molding
"Fibrolon" - Wood fiber reinforced compounds (WPC)
"Terralene" - Compounds based on "I´m Green" Polyethylene
"Terramid" - Compounds based on "Vestamid" Terra polyamides

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