Omya will officially begin the contract on 1 July 2014. The company will be responsible for the nationwide distribution for all emulsion polymers sold by Synthomer's Construction & Coatings and Functional Polymer business units through its network of subsidiary companies. The major markets covered by this distribution agreement are coatings, building materials, adhesives, textiles and bonded fibers.
The contract is an extension of an existing agreement between Synthomer and Omya which has seen the two companies work together for almost 10 years across the globe.
"We have a high regard for Omya's approach to the markets we serve and fully believe that this extension of our partnership will enhance the service we offer to our U.S. customers and improve our market position." said Ian Anderson, Synthomer vice president, marketing and general manager, Synthomer LLC.