Beginning Aug. 1, 2019, Brenntag North America, Inc. will be the primary U.S. distributor for Arkema's waterborne resins sold under the Encor, Celocor, Snap and Neocar trade names.
These resins are used to formulate products across multiple industries, including architectural and industrial coatings, adhesives, caulks and sealants, construction products, and traffic markings.
“As we evaluated potential distribution partners in North America, we were impressed by Brenntag’s ability to market, deliver and support products in industries where technical expertise is required,” said Eric Kaiser, regional president for Arkema’s coating resins business in North America.
Specifically, Arkema looked at Brenntag’s national coverage, logistics and operational efficiencies, digital marketing and technical capabilities. With regional application labs and market-focused sellers, Brenntag offers the resources needed to help formulators develop products to existing specifications and support future needs for technical collaboration and partnership.
As a result of this selection, effective Sept. 1, 2019, Univar Solutions (previously Nexeo Solutions) will no longer be an authorized distributor for these products. Arkema and Brenntag will be working to transition accounts to new representatives before that time.
“We anticipate a smooth transition to Brenntag,” Kaiser said. “We are working closely with everyone involved to ensure they receive the optimal products and support for their specific formulation and business needs.”