AGY announces new partners in Asia-Pacific region

AGY has announced a network of new partners to help it sell and service continuous filament mat products in the Asia-Pacific region.

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AGY (Aiken, S.C.), a global producer of fiberglass yarns and high-strength fiberglass reinforcements, on Sept. 23 announced that it has entered into partnership agreements with a network of distributors in the Asia-Pacific region to distribute AGY continuous filament mat (CFM) products.

The distributors are Sumitomo Shoji Chemicals Co. Ltd. and Sakai Sangyo Co. Ltd. in Japan; Shanghai Huazheng Composites Co. Ltd. and Composites One China in China; and CMS Asia Pacific Co. Ltd. and Fine Commerce Inc. in South Korea.

The appointment of six new distributors in Japan, China and Korea allows AGY to expand the availability of its glass reinforcement products and positions both AGY and its partners to take advantage of the growing need for CFM products in the region.  

The new distribution partners are responsible for sales and marketing activities in their regions as well as providing support and other technical services to customers located throughout those geographical areas. "It is our hope that customers will benefit greatly from these alliances by having more glass reinforcement product options, enhanced service and improved product availability while enjoying the same high quality products.  The full family of AGY CFM products suitable for all CFM applications will be available." 

AGY's CFM products were previously distributed by OCV Reinforcements.  AGY acquired a CFM plant from OCV Reinforcements in October 2007. Under terms of the agreement, OCV Reinforcements continued as interim distributor of AGY's CFM products until Aug. 31, 2008.