Lehigh to market rubber powders in Asia

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ATLANTA (March 25, 2014) — Lehigh Technologies Inc., the Atlanta-based manufacturer of “micronized” rubber powders (MRP) from recycled rubber, plans to begin marketing PolyDyne MRP in Japan and South Korea through Connell Brothers Co. Ltd., a San Francisco-based distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients in the Asia Pacific region.

Having had initial success in Japan, Lehigh and Connell Brothers said they will focus on broadening industry outreach, supply chain efficiency and technical support there, as well as on introducing PolyDyne MRP to South Korea and Southeast Asia.

Having had initial success in Japan, Lehigh and Connell Brothers said they will focus on broadening industry outreach, supply chain efficiency and technical support there, as well as on introducing PolyDyne MRP to Korea and Southeast Asia

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“The Japanese tire and rubber industries have always shown clear demand for specialty materials that offer cost and environmental benefits,” said Azita Owlia, Connell Brothers vice president for North Asia, about Lehigh’s products.

Lehigh’s PolyDyne MRP meet the Japanese industry’s stringent standards for performance, quality and safety as well as cost-effectiveness and environmental friendliness, according to Mr. Owlia.

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