Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Distribution Agreement

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, a leader in the processing of high-performance engineered polymers, reaches exclusive material distribution agreement.

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics’ Engineered Polymer Products group and GE Polymershapes have reached an exclusive material distribution agreement.GE Polymershapes, a division of the General Electric Company, will have exclusive distribution of Meldin® 7000 polyimide plastic materials in most of the U.S., and all of Canada, Mexico and Latin America.

GE Polymershapes has a strong distribution organization divided into eight regions in the U.S., consisting of 60 branches and five regional warehouses, plus a fabrication facility in Dayton, Ohio. GE Polymershapes is an industry leader in plastic shapes distribution with a strong sales and marketing organization.

Meldin retains its critical properties in continuous operation at temperatures from cryogenic to 600°F (315°C) and can serve intermittently to 900°F (48°C). It boasts high strength and good rigidity. It is also self-lubricating, providing long maintenance-free service in demanding bearing and structural applications.

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics (SGPPL) is a leader in the processing of high-performance engineered polymers used in many markets and applications throughout the world. SGPPL is a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, one of the top 100 industrial companies in the world. In addition to high-performance plastics, the company is a leading producer of flat glass, packaging, reinforcements, insulation, building materials, iron pipe, abrasives and industrial ceramics. Saint-Gobain has annual sales of $33.5 billion. The company employs 173,000 people in 47 countries.

Meldin is a registered trademark of Saint-Gobain

600450 Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Distribution Agreement
Date: 26 August 2005

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