DuPont Chemicals and Fluoroproducts (DC&F) extends distribution agreement with Alfa Chemicals for fluoroplastics
Geneva, April 2014. Effective from 1st May 2014, Alfa Chemicals Ltd, Bracknell, UK, will become the official distributor for DuPont fluoropolymers (PTFE, PFA, FEP, ETFE) in the UK, Ireland, Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Norway. The agreement includes DuPont Teflon and Tefzel, as well as Zonyl PTFE micropowders (UK & Ireland) and Capstone surfactants and repellants (Nordics).
DuPont’s decision to appoint Alfa Chemicals will provide multiple benefits to customers in these countries. Those involved in pharmaceuticals, semiconductor, automotive, aerospace, electronics, general industrial, and homecare products will now be able to call upon Alfa Chemicals’ strong local sales coverage and technical expertise combined with the innovative, high-performance fluoroplastic resins provided by DuPont.
Marcel Vandennoort, Business Director DC&F, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) comments: “Our channel partners play a crucial role in our efforts towards demonstrating and delivering to our customers the full value of Teflon Fluoroplastics and we are convinced that Alfa Chemicals is the right choice as our growth partner in these regions. Alfa Chemicals’ commitment to excellence and new-application development shares many synergies and complements our own strategy of delivering high-value solutions faster than ever before.”
Mark Walker, Managing Director of Alfa Chemicals adds: “We are pleased for the opportunity to further extend the scope of our 20-year partnership with DuPont. Following the recent successful expansion of Alfa into the Nordic region with the DuPont Capstone Fluoroproducts, we look forward to growing the Teflon Fluoroplastic business. To ensure that high standards of customer service and technical support are maintained, we will be increasing resources in the UK, Irish and Nordic regions.”
The range of high-performance solutions offered under the Teflon brand from DuPont Chemicals and Fluoroproducts is both broad and diverse; seeing multiple uses in demanding high- and low-temperature industrial applications across a great many industries.
DuPont Chemicals and Fluoroproducts manufactures and sells a portfolio of high performance fluorinated products: polymers (PTFE, FEP, ETFE, PFA), Teflon branded coatings, ion exchange membranes (Nafion), Capstone surfactants and repellants.
DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit www.dupont.com.
Alfa Chemicals Ltd is a privately owned, speciality chemical distributor covering the UK, Ireland and Nordic regions. The company was founded in 1976 and now employs more than 30 people at its head office in Bracknell, UK and at its warehouse in Reading. Alfa Chemicals has over 35 years’ experience in the speciality chemicals market. www.alfa-chemicals.co.uk