IMCD to distribute lubricant esters produced by Teknor Apex
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IMCD to distribute lubricant esters produced by Teknor Apex

Teknor Apex, a privately held firm founded in 1924 and one of the world’s leading custom compounders of plastics, has partnered with IMCD US, LLC, IMCD Canada Limited and IMCD México S.A. de C.V., part of IMCD Group, for the sale of its TruVis® lubricant esters throughout North America.

The IMCD Group, based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, is a global market leader in the marketing, sales, and distribution of specialty chemicals and ingredients.

Under their partnership agreement which takes effect on December 1, 2022, IMCD will market, sell, warehouse and support Teknor’s full product portfolio of mono-esters, diesters, trimellitates and polyol esters for industrial and transportation applications.

Teknor Apex first introduced the TruVis® product line in 2008, but has more than 60 years of experience manufacturing esters. TruVis® Esters are used as lubricant base stocks and additives, for automotive, industrial and metalworking applications. Available in adipate, trimellitates and polyol esters, TruVis® products are manufactured at the company’s Brownsville, Tennessee, U.S.A., site, which employs more than 700 people. The Brownsville plant has an ester manufacturing capacity in excess of 100 MM pounds per year. 

Teknor Apex is headquartered in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, U.S.A. and operates 13 manufacturing facilities worldwide in the United States, Belgium, Germany, China, and Singapore.

“We are excited about our partnership with such a leading full-service distributor like IMCD”, said Randall Butler, business director of Teknor Apex Chemicals Division. “We look forward to working with IMCD to support the needs of lubricant formulators working to address emerging opportunities and challenges in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.”