Chem-Trend Announces Distributor Partnerships for Thermoplastics Business

Howell, Mich., Sept. 22, 2008 - Chem-Trend, a global manufacturer of process chemical specialties for the thermoplastics and other manufacturing industries, announced today that it has signed two new distributors for its growing U.S. thermoplastics business.

  • JLM Chemicals, a global chemical marketer and distributor headquartered in Tampa, Fla., will serve all market segments in the Southeastern U.S.
  • Jemmco LLC of Milwaukee, Wisc. will distribute Chem-Trend products to the blown-film industry in the U.S. and Canada.

    After a long history of success in the automotive plastics industry, Chem-Trend is targeting the medical, consumer, defense, building, and industrial industries with its Lusin® (pronounced Loo-SEEN) brand of products engineered specifically for the demanding thermoplastics industry. The Lusin® product line includes non-abrasive purging compounds, mold release agents, and mold maintenance products. With access to the expertise of JLM and Jemmco, Chem-Trend expects to significantly accelerate that growth, say company officials.

    About Chem-Trend: Chem-Trend ( is a global organization with sales offices in 17 countries and distributors in more than 50 countries that are supported by their headquarters in Michigan and manufacturing sites on five continents. Chem-Trend has a singular focus of formulating and manufacturing innovative chemical specialties for use in the die casting, rotational molding, general rubber, polyurethane, tire, thermoplastics and composites industries. By working with its customers directly and on a personal level, Chem-Trend develops tailored products that help its customers make better parts - and more of them. At the core of its business are industry-standard mold release agents, die lubricants and purging compounds engineered to maximize productivity while delivering high-quality finished parts.

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