September 17, 2012 – Today at the Rio Oil & Gas Conference & Expo, Victrex Polymer Solutions, a division of Victrex plc, announced its appointment of Nova Petrene, based in Sao Paulo, as its exclusive distributor to expand and grow its current VICTREX® PEEK polymer business. Nova Petrene is strategically positioned to cover the entire region of Brazil and has been highly successful in distributing specialty chemicals and polymers such as polyphenylene sulphide (PPS) and polyethylene (PE) for other global companies.
The company’s core competencies include new application development, dedicated customer service, efficient logistics, and providing high quality products in this strategic growth region for Victrex. “Our new relationship with Victrex has brought a great synergy to the market segments already supported by Nova Petrene,” said Cassiano Passos, General Manager at Nova Petrene. “Our customers can count on our local presence to add value and simplify their supply chain, as well as speed up the development of projects that lend themselves to high performance materials like VICTREX PEEK.”
Brazil is the sixth largest economy in the world with a focus on the transportation, oil and gas, industrial, and medical markets. Victrex will complement its current Market Development team, also based in Sao Paulo, to further expand its opportunities for VICTREX PEEK applications in these key market segments where they have found success for more than 30 years across the globe. According to Ricardo Ehlke, Market Development Manager for Victrex, “Choosing Nova Petrene as an extension of our business makes strategic sense because of their proven track record that spans more than 20 years in the high performance polymer market as well as their ability to drive new business development.”
Nova Petrene will be present with Victrex at the Rio Oil and Gas Expo in Rio de Janeiro on September 17-20 (booth 3.9) and SAE Congress in Sao Paulo on October 2-4 (booth 146) to support and further promote VICTREX PEEK polymer solutions for the most demanding oil and gas and transportation applications.
Headquartered in the UK, Victrex Polymer Solutions, a division of Victrex plc, is the world’s leading manufacturer of high performance polyaryletherketones such as VICTREX® PEEK polymer, VICOTE® Coatings, APTIV® film and VICTREX Pipes™. These materials are used in a variety of markets and offer an exceptional combination of properties to help OEMs, designers and processors reach new levels of cost savings, quality, and performance. All Victrex material production comes under Victrex’s ISO 9001:2008 quality registration.
VICTREX® is a registered trademark of Victrex Manufacturing Limited. VICTREX Pipes™ is a trademark of Victrex Manufacturing Limited. PEEK-ESD™, HT™, ST™ and WG™ are trademarks of Victrex plc. VICOTE® and APTIV® are registered trademarks of Victrex plc.
About Nova Petrene
Headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Nova Petrene is a regional distributor of specialty chemicals and polymers produced by many international companies. They are dedicated to providing efficient services and logistics of high quality products with unmatched customer support.