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ELIOKEM expands R & D in North America

Published on 2007-01-10. Author : SpecialChem

Akron, Ohio -- Eliokem, a leading manufacturer of specialty chemicals, announced the appointment of Richard Flecksteiner as Product & Process Development Engineer. In this position Mr. Flecksteiner will provide support for existing product lines as well as new product development.

Rich Flecksteiner

"We are extremely pleased Rich is joining our team, " states Bertrand Letellier, Industrial Performance Manager - Development Process Polymerization and Finishing. "Rich's vast research and development experience in the specialty chemicals industry and strong track record will enhance our production capabilities and ensure that we are in line with our new product strategies." Eliokem supplies resins globally to the paint, coatings and toner industries and is committed to serving these industries. This addition to the R&D team demonstrates Eliokem's dedication to continually serve their customers.

Flecksteiner most recently worked as a Senior Research Chemist for a manufacturer that serviced the specialty chemicals industry. He has a strong technical background in coatings and elastomers and has held several positions ranging from development to management. Rich has a Ph.D. in Polymer Science and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering.

Eliokem, a leading Specialty Chemical company

Eliokem is a global specialty chemical company headquartered in Villejust, near Paris, France. Eliokem employs over 460 people at manufacturing and office locations around the world and has leading positions in a broad range of niche applications with the following trademarks and associated product lines:

  • Pliolite®, Plioway®, Pliotec® and Hydro Pliolite®: resins used in decorative paints.
  • Pliotone®: Electrographic toners.
  • Pliocord® and Chemigum®: latex used in the treatment of reinforcing fabrics, joints and gloves.
  • Chemigum® and Sunigum®: elastomeric modifiers for plastics.
  • Wingstay®: non-staining antioxidants used in natural latex articles and in carpet backing.

Source: Eliokem

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