Cytec Industries Inc. (Woodland Park, N.J., USA) reported on Feb. 26 that it has extended the existing distribution agreement between Cytec Process Materials and Argosy International (New York, N.Y., USA). The agreement, which included the territories of China, Taiwan and India, now also includes the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Vietnam, the Philippines and Indonesia.
Cytec Aerospace Materials and Argosy have a long established relationship and have worked jointly to develop the Advanced Composites market in the Asia Pacific region. In 2012, following the acquisition of Umeco (Heanor, U.K.), Cytec Process Materials started working with Argosy. This has provided Cytec Process Materials with major business wins in China and Korea.
This agreement with Argosy will ensure that Cytec Process Materials continues to develop its business in the Asia Pacific region. Cytec Process Materials develops, manufactures and supplies to the composites industry vacuum bagging consumables, infusion materials, customized kitting and reusable vacuum systems. These materials are used for prepreg processing, resin infusion, hand layup, filament winding, compression moulding of thermoplastic composites and glass lamination.