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HEXPOL expands TPE technical sales team in Asia

Leading thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) compounder, ELASTO, has announced the appointment of two new members to their Asian technical sales team.

Richard Chen has been appointed TPE sales manager for China. Chen majored in chemical engineering from Shannxi University of Science and Technology. He has a strong background in thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) and polymers having worked in the field for nine years.

ELASTO have also appointed Alex Li as application engineer in China. Li is a graduate of Hefei University of Technology where he qualified with a B.Sc. in polymer material technology and engineering.

Chen and Li will both be based at ELASTO's new TPE production facility at the HEXPOL Compounding Foshan site in the Guangzhou area. The plant is currently being built with start-up planned for the second half of 2012. Chen commented, “ELASTO is a world-class supplier of TPEs with one of the widest product portfolios in the market and an emphasis on the highest quality products and support. Alex and I are looking forward to carrying this tradition forward and working in close partnerships with our customers in Asia.”

“We are delighted to welcome Richard and Alex to our expanding team,” says Hexpol Compounding president Europe and Asia, Ralph Wolkener. “I know that both existing and new ELASTO customers will benefit from their knowledge and experience as they continue to deliver the outstanding technical support that has become synonymous with the ELASTO name. It is these mobile teams, delivering solutions in the field that exemplify our commitment to provide exceptional customer service.”


The HEXPOL TPE Family brings together the ELASTO businesses in Sweden, UK and China and Müller Kunststoffe in Germany. We are at the forefront in the development and manufacture of custom formulated thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) and complimentary compounds.

Our family delivers a trusted combination of material know-how, R&D, production capability and comprehensive technical services. Alongside European and Asian production and product development facilities, as part of the HEXPOL group of companies, we share an extensive global footprint covering EU, Asia and NAFTA, enabling us to support our customers worldwide.

A comprehensive product portfolio covering TPS, TPO, TPV, TPU, soft PVC, cork compounds and masterbatch is led by global brands Dryflex®, Mediprene®, Lifoflex®, EPSeal®, Lifolit®, Lifocork®, Lifobatch® and Lifoprene®. We support OEMs, moulders and designers at all stages of product development in the medical, electronic, automotive, caps & closures, construction and consumer markets.

HEXPOL TPE is part of the compounding division of HEXPOL, one of the world’s leading polymer groups. www.hexpolcompounding.com

Mediprene®, Dryflex®, EPSeal® , Lifoprene®, Lifoflex®, Lifocork®, Lifolit® and Lifobatch® are registered trademarks property of the Hexpol group of companies.

For further information please contact:
Jill Bradford Marketing & PR Manager, HEXPOL TPE
tel +44 161 654 2369 | jill.bradford@elasto.co.uk