SOURCE: Alexium International

Alexium International

June 14, 2016 11:09 ET

Chemiplas Appointed Sole Distributor for Australia

Alliance Broadens Alexium's World-Wide Distribution Network

PERTH, AUSTRALIA and GREER, SC--(Marketwired - Jun 14, 2016) -  Alexium International Group Limited ("Alexium," "the Company") (ASX: AJX) (OTCQX: AXXIY)

Highlights:

  • Chemiplas appointed as sole distributor of innovative Alexiflam family of environmentally friendly fire retardant (FR) products for Australia and New Zealand.
  • Sales and Service Training for Chemiplas staff underway along with development of joint Alexium and Chemiplas projects for the Australasian markets.
  • Commercial product plant runs scheduled for mid-August.

Alexium International Group Limited ("Alexium," "the Company") (ASX: AJX) (OTCQX: AXXIY) today announced its decision to expand its partnership with Chemiplas to sole distributor of the Alexiflam family of FR products in Australia and New Zealand -- strengthening Alexium's global network of sales representatives. A provider of raw materials to multiple industries, Chemiplas has offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, Australia.

"Our solutions-oriented approach is a great fit with Alexium's innovation and agility," said Sam Ludbrook, Director, Chemiplas Australia Pty Ltd.

"A wide range of industries in the Australian and New Zealand markets are well served by this new partnership of Alexium and Chemiplas," said Nicholas Clark, CEO, Alexium. "Chemiplas is an experienced distributor with technical expertise and an established network, and this alliance broadens the reach for the customized FR chemical solutions developed and produced by Alexium."

"During the process of evaluating new distributors, we assess effectiveness, efficiency and professionalism; Chemiplas has performed very well in an initial partnership and is producing meaningful sales opportunities." 

One of the largest, privately owned providers of raw materials in Australia, Chemiplas serves a broad range of industries, including coatings, adhesives, plastic resins and additives. Joint projects between Alexium and Chemiplas are already underway, and sales training and plant runs for production material are scheduled for mid-August.

Alexium has developed alliances with distributors around the world to leverage the Company's environmentally friendly fire retardants and other specialized chemical solutions. In addition to Australia and New Zealand, Alexium's network includes North America, Europe, Asia and South America.

Training of South American sales representatives was completed with Allure, Alexium's partner in São Paulo, Brazil, on June 6.

About Alexium
Alexium International Group Limited (ASX: AJX) (AX: AJX) (OTCQX: AXXIY) holds proprietary patent applications for a process developed initially by the U.S. Department of Defense, which allows for the surface modification and attachment of nano-particles or multiple chemical functional groups to surfaces or substrates to provide functions such as fire retardancy, water proofing, oil proofing, and anti-microbial treatments. Applications under development include but are not limited to textiles, paints, and packaging, glass and building materials. Alexium's fire retardant chemical treatments are currently marketed for different fabric markets under the Alexiflam™, Ascalon™, Nycolon™, Nuvalon™, and Polytron™, Omnitron™ and Bactron™ trademarks. For additional information about Alexium, please visit www.alexiuminternational.com.

About Chemiplas
Chemiplas supplies quality raw materials to a variety of industries. Chemiplas represents many of the world's leading manufacturers and is focused on creating solutions for clients. Chemiplas has offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, Australia, and in Auckland and Christchurch, New Zealand. For additional information about Chemiplas, please visit www.chemiplas.com.au.

Contact Information

  • U.S. Contacts:
    Nicholas (Nick) Clark
    Chief Executive Officer
    nclark@alexiuminternational.com

    Melissa P. Kelly
    Vice President, Corporate Communications
    mkelly@alexiuminternational.com
    U.S.: +1 864.603.1165 x303

    U.S. Corporate Offices:
    148 Milestone Way
    Greenville, SC 29615
    U.S.: +1 864.603.1165

    1100 New York Avenue
    Suite 710W
    Washington DC 20001

    U.S. R&D Center:
    8 Distribution Court
    Greer, SC 29650
    U.S.: 864.416.1060