LANXESS Corp. has named Intertex World Resources Inc., Akron, OH, as its North American distributor of emulsion styrene butadiene rubber (ESBR) products. Intertex will be responsible for distribution sales to mostly non-tire application customers of LANXESS products sourced from the recently acquired Petroflex S.A. manufacturing facilities in Brazil.

“Intertex World Resources is an important addition to our current distributors of Performance Butadiene Rubber (PBR) products,” said Tim Rae, head of PBR Marketing for the Americas region. “We look forward to working closely with them to provide the best ESBR products and services for customers.”

ESBR is used in tires, retreads, footwear, hoses, conveyor belts, surgical goods, auto parts and more.

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