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DSM to tap Brazilian auto market

DSM Engineering Plastics (Sittard, The Netherlands) has joined forces with Brazilian distributor Resinet (Sao Paulo) to develop markets for the suppliers portfolio of resins in the South American nation. The two have entered into a distribution agreement that will target automotive, electrical and electronics, and general industrial applications.

DSM Engineering Plastics (Sittard, The Netherlands) has joined forces with Brazilian distributor Resinet (Sao Paulo) to develop markets for the suppliers portfolio of resins in the South American nation. The two have entered into a distribution agreement that will target automotive, electrical and electronics, and general industrial applications.

Resinet operates its main warehouse in Sao Paulo with storage capacity for 10,000 tonnes. Additional warehouses are located in Curitiba (Parana State) with storage capacity of 2500 tonnes and Caxias do Sul (Rio Grande do Sul State) with storage capacity of 1000 tonnes.

Antonio Celso Ferraz, Commercial Director of Resinet says that the Brazilian market for engineering applications continues to open up opportunities for promoting the growth of DSM's polyamides and to deliver added value to local industry. "This agreement will help expand the DSM product line in the Brazilian market using Resinet's technical expertise and sales force," he said.

With the on-going trend towards the replacement of PA66 with PA6, DSM will support this agreement in Brazil by offering global grades of products including Akulon PA6, Stanyl PA46 and Arnitel TPC. Stanyl PA46, new to the Brazilian market, offers outstanding resistance to wear and high temperatures for both automotive and electrical/electronic applications. Koen Devits, President DSM EP Americas, says "These products will now be easily available to Brazilian customers through Resinet."

DSM is also commercializing innovative, more sustainable polymers that create greater value with less environmental impact, including EcoPaXX PA410, a bio-based, high performance resin that is carbon neutral from 'cradle to gate,' and Arnitel Eco, a high performance thermoplastic copolyester made from 20-50% renewable resources, both of which will be available to the Brazilian market in the short term. -[email protected]

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