Advanced Polymer Trading (APT), an international trading company specialising in the world wide trade of rubber, rubber additives, plastics and petrochemicals has entered into a new agreement with the Japanese chemical company Denka. Under the terms of the new agreement, APT will distribute industrial grades of Denka’s Chloroprene Rubber (CR) in the Middle East.
Chloroprene rubber is one of the most important types of rubber in use today. Due to its superior characteristics (when compared to natural and other types of synthetic rubber) it is used in a variety of applications including as hoses and belts for the automotive industry, as electric wire, as architectural rubber product, and as a general industrial material.
CR is a versatile material and its characteristic features include high elasticity, resistance to solvents, heat, ozone, low temperature and weather ageing.
“Demand for Chloroprene Rubber is increasing in the Middle East as it is in other parts of the world,” said Mr. Hamid Amiri, APT’s Managing Director. “As a versatile synthetic rubber, CR is used for a wide range of applications including industrial products.”
Originally Chloroprene Rubber was used primarily in electric wire and adhesives, however it is now in demand for a whole range of applications including automotive components.