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ExxonMobil has granted Biesterfeld Plastic extended rights to sell its Santoprene TPV. From 1 January 2020, Biesterfeld will also officially sell the product in Switzerland, meaning that it will then cover all of continental Europe. It also has rights to sell the product in the UK, Brazil and North Africa.

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Huntsman’s Advanced Materials business has expanded its business relationship with preferred distribution partner, Azelis Americas CASE, LLC in the USA and Azelis Canada, Inc. in Canada.

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Songwon Industrial Co., Ltd. announced that it has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with First Quality Chemicals, a speciality chemicals distributor in Mexico, for the coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers (CASE) markets.

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Megafarma, an Azelis company, has been authorised by Celanese to distribute its emulsion polymers in Mexico. The non-exclusive distribution agreement includes the following products: Resyn, Tufcor, Vinac, Dur-O-Set, Avicor, Celvolit, EcoVAE, and Flexbond. Azelis said this new mandate further strengthens its strategic acquisition of Megafarma earlier in 2020 to expand into the Latin American CASE market. It leverages its existing Americas CASE assets, including application labs, digital platforms, technical and market intelligence, in the Mexican market.

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Azelis has a new partnership with Ocsial, the world’s largest single-wall carbon nanotube manufacturer. Under the agreement Azelis distributes Ocsial’s Tuball range in France and the UK. Tuball single-wall carbon nanotubes can be used to achieve non-black antistatic and conductive applications.

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Parsippany-based US distributor Conventus Polymers has established a Chinese subsidiary, Shanghai Conventus Polymers New Materials Co., Ltd.

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Songwon has announced a number of new distribution agreements with several companies in Europe as well as Canada. Bodo Möller Chemie Benelux N.V. has been supplying customers in Belgium, Luxemburg and the Netherlands since 1 January 2020, and Bodo Möller Chemie UK Ltd took on responsibility in the UK and Ireland on 1 May 2020.

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RadiciGroup has announced a reorganisation of its sales network in Germany and has appointed B. Bigler AG as the distributor for the German market for a wide product range including the Heraflex TPE portfolio. Bigler, based in Zug, CH, and part of Dolder Group, has a sales net and logistics hub in Weiterstadt.

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Biesterfeld announced that it is expanding its long-term partnership with South Korean manufacturer Songwon. Building on the partners' successful collaboration in the distribution of stabilisers, UV protection agents and UV initiators for plastics and coatings, the portfolio will now be expanded to include the new functional monomers product group. Biesterfeld will be responsible for the European distribution of approximately 20 new products consisting of bisphenol-based monomers and monomers based on diacid anhydrides and dicyclopentadiene-phenol adducts (DCPD) for the production and modification of bonding agents.

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Brenntag announced that it will become the primary distributor for Arkema Inc. waterborne resins in Canada. According to the company, the expansion of this distribution agreement will follow a similar transition to the launch of the initial agreement covering the USA earlier in 2019.

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The chemical manufacturer Birch Chemicals has announced that Behn Meyer Europe GmbH will distribute its Innovox calcium oxide and Innovoh calcium hydroxide products in Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland. The expansion will see Europe’s core markets gain greater access to Innovox calcium oxide, a pioneering desiccant used in a wide variety of rubber products, along with Innovoh calcium hydroxide, which can be used as an activator in FKM blends.

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