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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 announced that it has renewed a long-standing partnership with Swedish company PU Consulting AB for the distribution of core products from its specialist hot cast elastomer business – Huntsman Tecnoelastomeri.

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The Coating Additives Business Line of Evonik has extended its existing partnership with international specialty chemicals distributor Safic-Alcan regarding the Tego additives products. Safic-Alcan SAS and Safic-Alcan Necarbo B.V. will be provided with the complete coating additives range of Evonik allowing customers to be supplied by a single distributor in France and the BeNeLux region. In addition, the agreement also extends to Safic-Alcan UK for the distribution of the liquid additives in the UK and Ireland.

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The Nordmann headquarters in Hamburg, Germany (Source: Nordmann)

The NRC Group announced that it is now operating under the uniform brand name Nordmann. According to the company, this step is part of a holistic strategy that the distributor of chemical and natural raw materials as well as speciality chemicals has taken up in response to changes in the global market.

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Azelis announced that it has acquired 100 % of Chemroy Canada Holdings Inc., a Canadian distributor of speciality chemicals and food ingredients. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. Chemroy was founded in 1967 and has 59 employees. Headquartered in Brampton, Ontario, Chemroy offers warehousing across Canada and has further offices in Laval, Quebec and Vancouver, British Colombia.

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Lubrizol announced the selection of Apta, Vinmar Group, as new distributor for its TPU portfolio throughout Brazil. Apta has warehouses and office facilities strategically located in São Leopoldo-RS, Joinville-SC and São Paulo-SP. The agreement, which took effect on 17 April 2018, includes the Estane, Isoplast, Pearlbond, Pearlstick, Pearlcoat, Pearlthane, and Carbo-Rite product lines.

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Chemtura announced that Azelis Americas will be its sole distributor for its pre-polymer urethanes, curatives and polyester polyols product lines in North America. Effective 26 July 2016, Chemtura will be expanding its relationship with Azelis Americas in addition to the current urethanes surface coatings portfolio.

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Vencorex has appointed Ravago Chemicals as new distributor for Central Eastern Europe (excluding Poland) for its Tolonate and Easaqua ranges of aliphatic isocyanates.

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Stepan has appointed Dowd and Guild Inc. as its exclusive distributor for liquid polyester polyol products sold into the coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers (CASE) industries for the Western and Southwestern USA.

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Nordmann, Rassmann’s (NRC) portfolio features a number of liquid polyols for various applications from long-standing supplier Perstorp AB.

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