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Specialty Elastomers from ZEON for Printing and Paper Industries

drupa 2016: ZEON's Elastomers for Optimization of Material Properties

Duesseldorf (Germany) April 12, 2016 – ZEON – a leading and global-operating producer of specialty polymers - presents the novel portfolio of specialty elastomers for the printing and paper industries at drupa 2016, the number one international exhibition for printing and cross-media solutions. Worldwide, the printing and paper industries have been utilizing ZEON’s high temperature and chemicals resistant elastomers. Printing rollers, roller coverings, printing blankets, conveyer belts, machinery belts and gaskets are the typical final products. Starting from May 31st until June 10th, 2016, ZEON will show the latest elastomer developments at booth C92 in exhibition hall 3. Two examples to be named: Hydrin® T3108XL is an epichlorohydrin polymer that contributes to the improvement of the compound processability. Zeoforte® ZSC (ZEON Super Composite) is a material applicable for roller coverings with high hardness, high tensile strength, best abrasion resistance as well as superior dynamic properties. "The printing and paper industries acknowledge ZEON as an experienced and reputable elastomer development partner," explained Hubert Thimm, Commercial Director at ZEON Europe GmbH.

Development Partnership

As a partner in the field of elastomer materials for the printing and paper industries worldwide, ZEON supports all aspects of the product development, starting from polymer screening, compound development, tests and analysis, up to the optimization of the final products. Based on the long term experiences and the comprehensive expertise in the field of high performance elastomers, ZEON is continuously open for new partnerships and cooperation in the area of elastomer compound development in order to meet the most recent and challenging requirements of the paper and printing industries.   

ZEON is a recognized development partner of specialty elastomers and chemicals Copyright: ZEON Europe GmbH Download: 72dpi // 300dpi

Hubert Thimm is Commercial Director of Zeon Europe GmbH Copyright: Zeon Europe GmbH Download: 72dpi // 300dpi

About ZEON

ZEON Corporation is the world leader in specialty elastomers, polymers, and specialty chemicals. ZEON is one of the top producers of polymers in the world, operating a global network of plants in Asia and North America, and research and development laboratories in Japan, USA, China, and Singapore. With almost 70 years in business and consolidated sales of ca. US$ 3 billion, ZEON has both the experiences and the expertise in C4 and C5 chemistry to offer a wide range of world class products. ZEON employs over 3.300 people worldwide, with global headquarters in Tokyo and regional sales offices all over Europe, America and Asia. “We realize the importance to have a close partnership with (potential) customers worldwide. Therefore, our resources in sales and technical service always put big effort in technical cooperation to bring positive impulse to our customers. Then, together we will find the optimum solution,” Hubert Thimm, ZEON Europe Commercial Director explains. 

While ZEON is continuously settled in the traditional global elastomer business (60% of total business), the specialty material business is seriously built up and has been growing significantly. ZEON specialty materials will provide material solutions for the future world in terms of sustainable energy sources, electromobility, digitalisation and media, as well as modern lifestyle and health care.  

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