Materials Science

VELOX to propel business in Eastern Europe

VELOX GmbH, one of Europe’s leading solutions providers of raw material specialties for the plastics, composites, additives, and paints & coatings industries, will exhibit at Plastpol from 22nd to 25th May 2018 in Kielce, Poland. Their co-exhibitor will be VELOX’ long-term partner Lubrizol.

VELOX is intensifying its activities in Eastern Europe and Russia with a range of solutions especially adapted to the needs of the growing region.

“VELOX will present a broad offering of thermoplastics, polymers, additives and composites, as well as paints and coatings products designed for a wide range of applications”, says Guillaume Fromont, Product Manager Engineering Plastics. “In particular, the speciality thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) products from our principal Lubrizol, under globally recognised trade names including Estane, Pearlthane and Pearlbond TPU are of great interest for injection moulding, extrusion, adhesive and compounding applications. These are valued for their durability and mechanical properties in hose and tube, cable and medicaldevice end uses.”

One key focus of VELOX at Plastpol will be the cable market. The company offers specialised products for extrusion applications for different industries, e. g. the automotive industry, electronics, the energy sector and more.
Especially the Estane flame retardant (halogenated and halogen-free) TPU’s that are able to pass the norms FT-1 and FT-2 at low thickness as well as to fulfill the norm IEC 60332-1 or-2 will be highlighted by VELOX.

“The cable market in Eastern Europe is steadily growing and we are pleased to be able to offer materials for a very broad range of applications”, says Guillaume Fromont.

VELOX has been present in Eastern Europe for more than 10 years and is strengthening its activities in these important markets even further. The company operates local offices and sales networks in Poland, the Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia and Hungary, and has established its Russian office in Moscow just in April 2017. From here, VELOX also serves the markets in Belarus and Ukraine.

“We are looking forward to propelling our sales in Eastern Europe and Russia, which are important markets for plastics and composites”, comments François Minec, General Manager at VELOX. “Our local teams have an extensive experience in the chemical industry and a very good knowledge of the respective markets. We are looking forward to  supporting our Eastern European customers with our high-quality solutions especially customised to their needs.”