Sympatex Technologies, manufacturer of the Sympatex weatherproofing system, has formed a partnership with textile laminator Tiong Liong.

Tiong Liong is part of The Nam Liong Group, a 40 year-old manufacturer of apparel and footwear textiles and finished goods based in Taichung, Taiwan.

Michael Murphy, a US based sales representative of Tiong Liong, has been appointed to help sell, promote and market the new Sympatex/Tiong Liong laminates to the US outdoor and apparel markets.

"This partnership will be a great support to customers who manufacture in Asia. Being able to supply Sympatex laminates FOB Taiwan will significantly reduce lead times and simplify logistics. Also, the quality and variety of the textile substrates available in the Far East will greatly enhance the diversity of Sympatex offerings," said Dennis Hannon, vice president of Sympatex Technologies Inc. Sympatex's other apparel laminating partners are based in Rhode Island and Heidenheim, Germany.

Sympatex is one of Europe's leading weatherproofing systems, and is a registered trademark of Sympatex Technologies GmbH. The Sympatex US sales and technical service office is located in Hampton, New Hampshire.