VELOX named distributor for Porcher Industries
VELOX GmbH (Hamburg, Germany), pan-European distributor of raw material specialities and solutions provider for the plastics, composites, additives, rubber, paints and coatings industries, announced on Jan. 9 its distribution partnership with the global company Porcher Industries (Eclose-Badinières, France) in the following territories: Benelux, UK, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Spain/Portugal.
The agreement includes the complete product range of Porcher Industries, such as glass yarn fabrics (coated or greige), woven carbon fabrics and thermoplastics prepregs (PI PREG). It further includes scrims for many industrial applications such as thermal and acoustic insulation, technical adhesive reinforcement, filtration, electrical insulation, etc.
Serge Gradys, Business Unit Manager Composites says, “We are confident that this new collaboration will allow both parties to strengthen their respective positions in various sectors of the industry and will help VELOX Composites continue its efforts to diversify its business portfolio.”
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