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
“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.
Titan International and the United Steelworkers union have petitioned the U.S. International Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Commerce seeking relief from OTR tire imports from China, India and Sri Lanka. What’s your opinion?
|I wholeheartedly support their action – something needs to be done.||
|I think it’s a bad idea that could inevitably tie the hands of domestic tire makers.||
|I oppose any duties against tire importers—they only raise costs for distributors and make it harder to obtain inventory.||
|I’m kind of on the fence and not sure what’s right, but need more information before deciding.||
|I don’t really care whether or not relief is granted.||
|Total votes: 78|