In 1993, AIN Plastics was appointed E.I. DuPont’s first national distributor of Vespel® polyamide stock shapes, one of the industries most sophisticated materials. This month thyssenkrupp Materials NA AIN Plastics Division is proud to be continuing its relationship with DuPont, and now DOW with its renewal of the distribution agreement to continue as the Authorized Vespel® Stock Shapes Distributor for the Eastern half of the US and Canada. DuPont™ Vespel® continues to be the material of choice for high performance applications and it remains unmatched for its unique combination of properties achieved through DuPont’s proprietary Isostatic Molding Process. As for AIN Plastics, we have finalized and agreed upon an extension of our Distribution Agreement with DuPont.
Changes in the Plastics Business make Front page news!
As the Sales and Marketing Manager for DuPont™ Vespel® Authentic Shapes for thyssenkrupp Materials NA AIN Plastics Division, I get to live and breathe High Performance Plastics. DuPont™, who invented DuPont™ Vespel® as well as Teflon®, Delrin®, and a multitude of other Engineering Resins known throughout the world, has been a partner with thyssenKrupp MAterials AIN Plastics Division for over 30 years. Through that time frame we
have seen 5 US presidents, the era of the space shuttle, the invention of the Internet, and mobile phones going from the size of a shoebox to being a must-have business and personal communication and entertainment device that fits in our pocket. Through all of this, steady as a rock, DuPont was DuPont. Always a technical leader, always an innovation resource in engineering plastics industry, DuPont materials and DuPont™ Vespel® are often considered the Gold Standard by which other plastics were measured. So recently when the announcement that DuPont is merging with Dow was made it was an unexpected piece of news. But it is news that I look to as exciting.
What makes this announced merger of DuPont and DOW so exciting is the potential it brings to the table for more innovation. This acquisition is called a “merger of equals” for good reason. Dow has a long history of technical advances in the Polyethylene business as well as other performance plastic families. Meanwhile DuPont has been the leader in nylons and acetals stock shapes and injection molding materials. I can only imagine what kind of new products these two technical companies and their extensive teams will dream up once they are together.
We will of course be watching as this proposed merger makes it’s way through all the legal channels and we look forward to the future with the new combined DOW DuPont. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions and I will be more than happy to help. To give you more information I’ve added a few links below to new and press releases about the DOW DuPont merger.
Press Release Regarding the DOW / DuPont Merger
The Washington Post Takes a look at DOW DuPont Merger and Company histories
USA Today DOW DuPont Merger News and Video
Industry Segment Manager, DuPont™ Vespel®
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Blog contributor Paul Hanson has been active in the Sales and Marketing of Engineering Plastics for over 20 years. From Aerospace to Semicon, Paul’s expertise has been valuable to his customers and a key resource in specifying High Performance materials in demanding applications.
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