Nexeo Plastics and Asahi Kasei Plastics North America Sign Agreement to Distribute XYRON™ Modified Polyphenylene Ether (m-PPE) Resin in North America


The WOODLANDS, Texas, November 6, 2023 - Nexeo Plastics, a leading global thermoplastic resin distributor, announced today that the company has entered into an agreement with Asahi Kasei Plastics North America (APNA) to distribute XYRON modified polyphenylene ether (m-PPE) resin in North America.

"Bringing XYRON into our portfolio is an exciting development for Nexeo Plastics," said Paul Tayler, CEO of Nexeo Plastics. "Asahi Kasei's innovative approach to materials aligns perfectly with our mission to provide our customers with a comprehensive range of high-performance solutions.  We are excited to work together to provide the performance advantages that XYRON brings to the application needs of our customers in North America.”

XYRON is a leading global resin brand known for its exceptional properties, making it an ideal choice for various applications, including automotive products, electronics, and other consumer goods.

Key benefits of XYRON m-PPE resin include:

  • Outstanding heat resistance
  • Flame retardance
  • Exceptional electrical properties
  • Low moisture absorption
  • Dimensional stability
  • Excellent chemical resistance

“This partnership to distribute XYRON signifies our unwavering commitment to empowering our customers with a product that can meet a wide range of criteria,” states Phani Nagaraj, Vice President of Commercial Sales for APNA. “Together, we are setting a new standard in delivering value and solutions that address the pressing needs of today’s demanding applications. Whether it is a product that needs heat resistance, dimensional stability, or electrical properties, XYRON will be available through more channels.”  

Nexeo Plastics is committed to delivering exceptional service and technical expertise to its customers, and the partnership with APNA strengthens its ability to provide tailored solutions that meet the unique challenges faced by various businesses across North America.

For inquiries, product information, or to explore how XYRON Modified PPE Resin can benefit your business, please contact us at

About Nexeo Plastics:

Nexeo Plastics was founded as General Polymers in 1973 and is a leading global thermoplastic resin and compound distributor. Serving over 60 countries with over 20,000 products in various industries, including mobility, healthcare, packaging, wire and cable, and more.  The company is known for its extensive network of suppliers and customers, enabling it to offer a diverse portfolio of plastic materials and solutions. Nexeo Plastics aims to serve as a strategic partner to help businesses in different sectors meet their specific plastic needs, whether that involves material selection, technical support, or supply chain management.

About Asahi Kasei Plastics North America:

Asahi Kasei Plastics North America, Inc. (APNA) is a leading manufacturer of innovative, high-performance, engineered polymers and chemically coupled polypropylene resins in North America.  The product line includes XYRON (modified polyphenylene ether), Thermylene® (specialty chemically coupled polypropylene), LEONA (nylon 6/6, 6/6+6i), TENAC (homopolymer and copolymer acetal), Thermylon® (nylon 6, 6/6), and Asaclean® (purging compounds and concentrates). APNA currently has four locations in North America and over 350 employees. For more information, visit    


Media Contact - Nexeo
Lindsay Bosnjak
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Media Contact – Asahi Kasei
Christian Okeefe
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