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Apr 18, 2012

Press Release - Solvay Names LTL Authorized Compounder of Radel®


LTL is an authorized compounder of Solvay's Radel® polyphenylsulfone (PPSU) resin
MORRISVILLE, PA, April 18, 2012 – LTL Color Compounders Inc. and Solvay Specialty Polymers USA, L.L.C. announced today that LTL has been named an authorized color compounder of Solvay’s Radel® polyphenylsulfone (PPSU) resin. This is the second product brand Solvay has authorized LTL to compound.  In June 2011, LTL was named an authorized color compounder of Solvay’s AvaSpire® polyaryletherketone (PAEK) resin.

LTL will compound and market pre-colored resin based on Radel PPSU primarily for the medical industry. “LTL welcomes the addition of Radel brand PPSU to its rapidly growing medical business which comprises the ColorRx® line of proprietary and custom medical grade compounds.  We are very pleased that Solvay has licensed us to sell colored Radel PPSU compounds  as this reflects the high level of confidence that Solvay has in our ability to satisfy the demanding requirements of the medical market” said Phil Dix, LTL's medical marketing and development manager.

Maria Gallahue-Worl, Solvay Advanced Polymers’ global business development manager for healthcare said, “We’re excited about this affiliation with LTL because it provides an important new channel to reach the fast-growing medical market with custom-colored Radel resins.  LTL will sell neat and glass-filled grades of colored Radel PPSU.”

Radel PPSU delivers the highest performance of Solvay’s sulfone type polymers, offering better impact resistance and chemical resistance than polysulfone (PSU) and polyetherimide (PEI). The high heat resistance and excellent hydrolytic stability of Radel PPSU make it an excellent choice for hot water fittings and medical devices requiring repeated steam sterilization.

LTL has been certified to ISO 9001 since 2000 and to ISO 13485 since 2009, and was the first compounder in North America to achieve ISO 13485 certification.




For more information, contact Phil Dix at (800) 863-4260 or phil.dix@ltlcolor.com.

About LTL Color Compounders Inc.
Founded in 1990, LTL Color Compounders, Inc. specializes in color and additive compounding of a select group of polymers used primarily in engineering applications for electronics, medical, business machinery, automotive, telecommunications and other industries. Major agency approvals include UL, FDA and NSF. LTL maintains 70,000 square feet of manufacturing, research and testing operations in Morrisville, Pa. and an 82,000-sq-ft. manufacturing and warehouse facility in Dongguan, China. Both are certified to ISO 9001:2008. The Morrisville plant is also certified to ISO 13485:2003 for the coloring and compounding of LTL’s ColorRx® proprietary thermoplastic resins for regulated medical devices and applications. For more information visit www.ltlcolor.com.

About Solvay Specialty Polymers
Solvay Specialty Polymers manufactures more products with more performance than any other polymer company in the world. The company supplies over 1500 products across 33 brands of high-performance polymers – fluoropolymers, fluoroelastomers, fluorinated fluids, semi-aromatic polyamides, sulfone polymers, aromatic ultra polymers, high-barrier polymers and cross-linked high-performance compounds – for use in Aerospace, Alternative Energy, Automotive, Healthcare, Membranes, Oil & Gas, Packaging, Plumbing, Semiconductors, Wire & Cable, and other markets.

Solvay is an international chemical Group committed to sustainable development with a clear focus on innovation and operational excellence. Its recent acquisition of specialty chemicals company Rhodia created a much larger player which is realizing over 90% of its sales in markets where it is among the top 3 global leaders. Solvay offers a broad range of products that contribute to improving quality of life and its customers' performance in markets such as consumer goods, construction, automotive, energy, water and environment, and electronics. The Group is headquartered in Brussels and its companies employ about 29,000 people in 55 countries and generated EUR 12.7 billion in net sales in 2011 (pro forma). Solvay SA (Solvay SA (SOLB.BE) is listed on NYSE Euronext in Brussels and Paris (Bloomberg: SOLB.BB - Reuters: SOLBt.BR).