Ancra to provide Goldline, Silverline straps

Ancra International has been named worldwide master distributor for Goldline and Silverline brand tarp straps. The agreement supersedes an arrangement with a previous distributor with responsibilities limited to North America.

Goldline and Silverline tarp straps are manufactured by Universal Polymer & Rubber Ltd (UP&R). The company, based in Middlefield OH, has been making tarp straps since 1971 and manufactures molded and extruded rubber and plastic parts for a variety of uses.

The Goldline tarp strap is composed of ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) rubber, a substance that provides strength, durability and resistance to common environmental factors such as ultraviolet (UV) radiation and ozone. EPDM-based tarp straps are known to last five to 20 times longer than natural rubber tarp straps.

The Silverline tarp strap is made of natural rubber and remains flexible, even in frigid conditions. UP&R has developed a new, enhanced Silverline tarp strap with UV inhibitors, and this new version will be part of Ancra's new offering.

Ancra becomes sole master distributor of Goldline straps May 1, 2011 and Silverline with enhanced UV inhibitor July 1, 2011. The firm has established a transition hotline to answer questions. The hotline number is 800-929-2627, ext 203.

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