Shepherd: Distribution agreement with Everchem Specialty Chemicals
Effective from 1 September 2019, the Shepherd Chemical Company, headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, USA, has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Everchem Specialty Chemicals for BiCAT polyurethane catalysts in the USA and Canada.
Partnering with Everchem to distribute and support its BiCAT opportunities brings the ability to better serve customers with more packaging options, a broad portfolio of urethane raw materials and improved ongoing technical support, said Shepherd.
“At Shepherd Chemical our core purpose is to create value and brighten lives. Our exclusive North American partnership with Everchem will do both of those things for our customers in the Polyurethane market.” said Kelly Wray, Shepherd Chemical Global Sales Manager. “Everchem brings extensive knowledge, experience and focus in representing our BiCAT catalysts and they have an in-depth understanding of the needs of polyurethane customers. We are confident that our customers will enjoy their level of service and the options that Everchem offers for ordering and packaging. Through Everchem, Shepherd will continue to deliver the same level of quality and consistency that BiCAT customers have come to appreciate. We look forward to working closely together to support the market.”
Bill Lewis, Everchem’s VP of Business Development and Sales, added, “Everchem is delighted to have been chosen by Shepherd Chemical to grow their presence in the North American urethane marketplace. Shepherd is a world-class domestic producer of catalysts. Their innovative bismuth and zinc-based products are an intriguing alternative to tin based catalysts. Their technical and production expertise should work well with our focus and insight on the urethane marketplace."
The first to develop hydrolytically stable bismuth carboxylates, Shepherd earned the CPI Polyurethane Innovation Award in 2016. Now, with Everchem Specialty Chemicals supporting Shepherd as a trusted distribution partner, the two partners will continue to create value for customers through quality products and flexible, responsive service.