"Brazil is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, and a major market for plastics, particularly in consumer goods, said Rick Noller, director of global marketing, GLS Thermoplastic Elastomers. "Our aim is to provide Brazilian customers with local resources and expertise to help them develop innovative TPE solutions. Nactor shares our strong commitment to leveraging TPEs in new and creative ways.
"Brazil presents virtually unlimited opportunities for the use of TPEs, said Nilton Almeida, managing director of Nactor. "This strategic relationship with PolyOne will help Nactor to supply our customers with new materials that can provide product differentiation and technical superiority. We are very pleased to be able to offer Brazilian customers the full portfolio of PolyOne's GLS materials and support services.
As a PolyOne sales agent, Nactor will collaborate with customers on application development, providing services such as mould trialing, technical support and delivery logistics. Key application focus areas are automotive, housewares, personal care, food packaging and electronics.