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Buhler appoints CheMarCo as Oxylink™ distributor in Southeast USA

Released by Buhler Group (Nanotechnology)

March 24, 2011

Uzwil, February 24, 2011 – Buhler expands its distribution network for OXYLINK™: CheMarCo will represent the product line in the Southeastern States of the USA. As one of the Southeast's premier specialty chemical raw materials distributors, the new partner will strengthen and expand the Oxylink™ business of the Buhler Nanotechnology business unit in this territory.

Buhler and CheMarCo have signed a distribution agreement for the additive series Oxylink™ of Buhler. CheMarco will represent the specialty additive in its territory, the Southeastern States of the USA. Oxylink™ is an additive designed for waterborne resin systems, such as coatings, paints, inks, adhesives, and sealants. The product is manufactured by the Nanotechnology business unit of Buhler and targets industrial producers. With CheMarCo, Buhler has been able to win a premier distributor for specialty chemical raw materials. Buhler is convinced that the focus on technical expertise of its new partner will be the decisive factor for a successful expansion of its Oxylink™ business.
Oxylink™ is a performance additive that improves waterborne resin systems in the areas of solvent resistance, blocking resistance, humidity resistance, and drying time. With its Oxylink™ technology, Buhler is aiming at a sustainable development of environmentally friendly, low-VOC coating systems.

Martin Carter, President of CheMarCo points out: “CheMarCo is proud to partner with Buhler to bring a new generation of innovative additives to our customers. We are excited about the new venture and are looking forward to developing new business for the Oxylink products.”

Buhler is a global leader in the field of process engineering, in particular for production technologies and services for making foods and advanced materials. Buhler operates in over 140 countries and has a total payroll of about 7,800 worldwide. In fiscal 2010, the Group generated sales (turnover) of CHF 1.9 billion.

CheMarCo Inc., headquartered in Greenville, SC, has been a leading distributor of specialty chemical raw materials for over 30 years, serving multiple industry segments including the coatings, graphic arts and adhesives markets. CheMarCo, a member of the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) is committed to product stewardship and helping our customers improve formulations and develop new and innovative products.

For more information, please contact:
Corina Atzli, Head Corporate Communications, Bühler AG, CH - 9240 Uzwil, Switzerland,
Phone +41 71 955 33 99, Fax +41 71 955 38 51, E-mail
Dr. Steffen Pilotek, Business Development Director Buhler NT North America, Buhler Inc.,
Regional Office 701 Brazos # 500, Austin, TX 78756, Phone +1 512 466 8005,
Martin Carter, President, CheMarCo, Inc., PO Box 27065, Greenville, SC 29616,
Phone +1 864 234 6735, E-mail

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