Nexeo Solutions and Parx Plastics sign an agreement to distribute antibacterial polymers in Europe

Nexeo Solutions Broadens its Porfolio in Europe by Adding Antiseptic and Antibacterial Polymers

Nexeo Solutions, a global leader in plastics distribution, announced that it will distribute Parx Plastics’ materials in Europe. Parx Plastics is a producer of revolutionary antibacterial polymers. The agreement enables Nexeo Solutions to broaden its portfolio by adding newly developed materials with antiseptic and antibacterial properties such as SanipolymersTM.

“We are very proud to include these worldwide innovative materials within our product offering. I am really excited about the opportunities this new alliance will offer us.” said Alan Arezes, EMEA Business Growth and Transformation Manager of Nexeo Solutions.

“Partnering with Nexeo Solutions will give more visibility to our innovative and safe technology to create antibacterial plastic and it will increase our reach into Europe.” said Michael van der Jagt, co-founder of Parx Plastics.

SanipolymersTM inhibit a biocompatible solution to make the material and the surface of the object produced more resistant to the attack by microbes and bacteria. The development and proliferation of bacteria on the surface of the object is slowed down and the microbes and bacteria count is strongly reduced, up to 99% measured according to ISO22196. The incorporated technology is not cytotoxic and not ecotoxic. It is fully safe in contact with humans and nature. Furthermore the patented technology proves to be suitable for plastics that come in contact with foodstuff or materials for other regulated applications, as it presents no increased migration and it uses only allowed substances.

About Nexeo Solutions
Nexeo Solutions is the largest global chemical, plastics and composites distributor with a centralized business model. The company provides broad logistics capabilities, in-depth market knowledge, dedicated technical expertise and environmental services. As a private company employing approximately 2300 people with operations across North America, Europe and Asia, Nexeo Solutions is a leading distributor of chemicals, plastics, composites and environmental services. Learn more at www.nexeosolutions.com.

About Parx Plastics
Parx Plastics with its headquarters in Rotterdam (The Netherlands) and subsidiaries in Bologna (Italy) and Ningbo (China) brings to the market an innovative biocompatible technique to incorporate an up to 99% effective antibacterial/antimicrobial property into polymers/plastics. The non-toxic, non-cytotoxic and non-ecotoxic solution is the result of over 4 years of biomimetic research and offers an antibacterial/antimicrobial solution that is fully safe, knows no migration, does not contain nano(silver)-particles and is suitable for food- and medical grade materials. Learn more at:
www.parxplastics.com

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Media Relations, Nexeo Solutions
Tel. +1 281 297 0058, Media.relations@nexeosolutions.com

Media Relations, Parx Plastics
Tel. +13 10 340 00 95