Elastochem NZ Ltd
Tuesday 21 July 2015


Welcome to Elastochem's Newsletter for July 2015. Here we highlight some of our Suppliers' new initiatives, while also updating you on Elastochem's services.

Remember - free assistance is just a free phone call away : 0800 64 35 35.

  • Conductive Plastics 2015
  • ExxonMobil Compliance - TNPP Free Grades
  • Elastochem Pallet Deposit Program
  • Catalyst Chemicals - A New Relationship
  • The Greek Tragedy Explained

  • Conductive Plastics 2015

    Premix is the leading specialist in electrically conductive plastics and other unique plastic solutions. We have gained profound knowledge in the fields of carbon black dispersion and polymer modification.

    Recently Premix had the honour to be a headline sponsor for the 1st Conductive Plastics 2015 Conference in Dusseldorf, Germany.

    The seminar program contained interesting presentations about processing of electrically and thermally conductive plastics.

    Premix was invited to give a presentation about processing of electrically conductive carbon black compounds. The target was to strengthen the image of Premix as a specialist in this field.

    If you are interested in reading this presentation, please contact Darryl on 0800 64 35 35.

    ExxonMobil Compliance - TNPP Free Grades

    In response to increasing regulatory pressures over Tris Nonyl Phosphite (TNPP), ExxonMobil have new additive packages that will replace TNPP as a secondary anti-oxidant.

    Commercial scale trials confirm that the new additive packages provide functionally equivalent processing and film performance.

    Production of new grades will commence in early 2016, with Grades having new nomenclature.

    Elastochem will update you as these new grades and names are announced. In the meantime please read the full ExxonMobil statement here.

    Elastochem Pallet Deposit Program

    Due to Health and Safety concerns as well as smaller MOQ requests, Elastochem is now delivering smaller than full pallet loads to our customers. This incurs costs from both picking charges and the number of pallets used.

    While Elastochem has traditionally provided free non-branded pallets, the costs now incurred require us to introduce a Pallet Deposit Program.

    As with other Suppliers, Elastochem will now add to your Invoice a Deposit of $30 for each Elastochem branded pallet delivered. This Deposit will be refunded on return of these pallets.

    Please call Kieren on 0800 64 35 35 if you have any questions regarding how this program works.

    Catalyst Chemicals - A New Relationship

    As you are well aware, Elastochem is always trying to diversify our product range to best meet our valued customers' requirements.

    As such we are very excited to be working with Catalyst Chemicals out of Australia. The team at Catalyst are very much like Elastochem in that they are independently owned, and focus on their core competencies:

    Relationship Management, Business Development, Supply Chain Management, Corporate Governance.

    We look forward to our relationship with Catalyst and hope to provide you with more news and products real soon.

    The Greek Tragedy Explained

    And finally, in real terms, this is how the Greek Bail-Out Package works...

    It is a slow day in a little Greek Village. The rain is beating down and the streets are deserted. Times are tough, everybody is in debt, and everybody lives on credit. On this particular day a rich German tourist is driving through the village, stops at the local hotel and lays a EUR100 note on the desk, telling the hotel owner he wants to inspect the rooms upstairs in order to pick one to spend the night. The owner gives him some keys and, as soon as the visitor has walked upstairs, the hotelier grabs the EUR100 note and runs next door to pay his debt to the butcher. The butcher takes the EUR100 note and runs down the street to repay his debt to the pig farmer. The pig farmer takes the EUR100 note and heads off to pay his bill at the supplier of feed and fuel. The guy at the Farmers' Co-op takes the EUR100 note and runs to pay his drinks bill at the taverna. The publican slips the money along to the local prostitute drinking at the bar, who has also been facing hard times and has had to offer him "services" on credit. The hooker then rushes to the hotel and pays off her room bill to the hotel owner with the EUR100 note. The hotel proprietor then places the EUR100 note back on the counter so the rich traveller will not suspect anything. At that moment the traveller comes down the stairs, picks up the EUR100 note, states that the rooms are not satisfactory, pockets the money, and leaves town.

    No one produced anything. No one earned anything. However, the whole village is now out of debt and looking to the future with a lot more optimism.

    And that is how the bailout package works!


    Trusted Technologies With Value from:

    • ExxonMobil Chemical Polyethylene
    • ExxonMobil Chemical Polypropylene
    • Santoprene® TPV
    • A. Schulman Masterbatch
    • A. Schulman Engineering Plastics
    • Dequest® Phosphonates
    • Solutia Specialty Chemicals
    • Welvic PVC
    • Bayshore Industrial Masterbatch
    • PREMIX Group Conductive Polymers
    • DWJ Black Masterbatch

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    Dequest® Phosphonates

    A. Schulman Masterbatch & EP

    PREMIX Group Conductive Plastics

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