GE's Silicones Business Increases Customer Reach: Names Tri-iso as West Coast Sales Agent for Additives for the Polyurethane Foam Industry
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GE Advanced Materials
187 Danbury Rd.
Wilton, CT, 06897
Press release date: December 20, 2005
WILTON, CONN. - Dec. 20, 2005 - At GE's Advanced Materials business, Silicones today announced the appointment of Tri-iso, Inc. of Claremont, Calif., as a West Coast sales agent for polyurethane foam additives. Representing Silicones, Tri-iso provides customers a local resource for expertise supporting GE's portfolio of products, including Niax* silicone surfactants and catalysts, and Geolite* modifiers and tin catalysts. Tri-iso will cover Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.
According to Tony Lanchak, who is global business leader, urethane additives for GE - Silicones, "The growing polyurethane foam industry is an important area for GE. Tri-iso's technical expertise in polyurethane chemistry will be a valuable and convenient resource for customers who are looking for support in their selection of polyurethane foam additives. Tri-iso is well established in the industry. They will be instrumental in educating West Coast customers about the capabilities of GE's products through technical seminars and other services. We look forward to a long and productive relationship with Tri-iso."
A specialty chemical distributor established in the 1970s, Tri-iso focuses on formulators of polyurethane and polyurea chemistries. Tri-iso's sales staff has degrees in chemistry or chemical engineering, and most have experience in laboratory formulating. The company is a member of the National Association of Chemical Distributors.
Deb Lysek, vice president of finance and operations at Tri-iso, said, "We're proud of our new association with GE and believe the combination of GE - Silicones' technology and our local expertise will create value for our joint customers. Together, we intend to exceed customer expectations."
Tri-iso will represent Niax silicone surfactants, tertiary amine and organo-tin catalysts, and Geolite modifiers, which are fundamental to the creation of many familiar kinds of polyurethane foam, from flexible to rigid, such as those used in automotive interiors, construction, bedding, carpeting, appliances, and shoes. GE's newest Niax and Geolite products help to reduce fogging emissions from foam. Tri-iso will also represent organo-tin catalysts for foam processes.
A complete listing of Tri-iso's product lines and suppliers is available at www.tri-iso.com. More information can be found about GE - Silicones at www.gesilicones.com, or by calling 1-800-295-2392.
About GE - Advanced Materials The Advanced Materials business of General Electric Company is part of the Industrial business group and is headquartered in Wilton, Conn. Comprised of Silicones and Quartz, GE-Advanced Materials is a global leader in providing a range of high-technology materials solutions. The GE-Advanced Materials, Silicones' portfolio includes silicone-based products and technology platforms, silanes, sealants and adhesives. The Quartz portfolio includes high-purity fused quartz and ceramics materials. These materials solutions are used as springboards for innovation in hundreds of consumer and industrial applications ranging from car engines to biomedical devices to integrated circuits. Industries served include aerospace, agriculture, appliances, automotive, construction, electronics, furniture and furnishings, healthcare, home care, industrial, lighting, packaging, personal care, plastics, semiconductor, telecommunications, tire, transportation, and water purification. As a Worldwide Partner of the Olympic Games, GE is the exclusive provider of a wide range of innovative products and services that are integral to a successful Games. Experience more at www.ge.com/advancedmaterials.
Contacts The Americas Nancy PItts GE - Silicones, Wilton, Conn. Tel: +1-203-761-1938 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org