Ashland announces GRPMS as new plastics distributor

Chemicals manufacturer Ashland Performance Materials has signed a new distribution agreement covering its complete portfolio of high-performance composites and structural adhesives products in France.

Effective from 1 December 2010, reinforced plastics distributor GRPMS will take over Ashland’s distribution and agency accounts from Azelis and begin distributing Ashland’s full line of polyester, acrylic, phenolic and vinyl ester resins, including the Derakane resin brand.

Also included in the agreement for the French composites market are the Pliogrip-branded structural adhesives, as well as premium gelcoats and low-profile additives.