Arkema Coating Resins and OMYA, a leading global producer of industrial minerals and a worldwide distributor of specialty chemicals, announced today that they are extending their existing distribution cooperation throughout Europe to include liquid resins for the coating industry, in addition to the thickeners, dispersing agent and plastic additives agreements already in place.
Under this distribution agreement, OMYA will market ARKEMA Coating Resins’ full product range used in the coating market across Europe, on an exclusive basis, except in Italy, Switzerland, Greece, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania. Representation will start as of January 1, 2016.
As a consequence, and after many years of successful cooperation, ARKEMA has decided to terminate its liquid resins distribution agreement with GROLMAN Group, effective from 31.12.2015. GROLMAN Group remains the ARKEMA distributor for Kynar Aquatec®, Rilsan® and Orgasol® to the paint and coatings industry across Europe.
A global chemical company and France’s leading chemicals producer, Arkema is building the future of the chemical industry every day. Deploying a responsible, innovation-based approach, we produce state-of-the-art specialty chemicals that provide customers with practical solutions to such challenges as climate change, access to drinking water, the future of energy, fossil fuel preservation and the need for lighter materials. With operations in nearly 50 countries, about 19,000 employees, and research centers in North America, France and Asia, Arkema generates pro forma annual revenue of €7.5 billion ($9.5 billion), and holds leadership positions in all its markets with a portfolio of internationally recognized brands.
Kynar®, Rilsan® and Orgasol® are registered trademarks of Arkema Inc.