The high performance resins enhance the properties in applications such as container coatings, adhesives, inks, composites, fibers, plastics, electronic components and many other products. The mercaptans epoxy curing agents have exceptionally rapid cure speed and hardness development properties for DIY consumer, automotive, construction and concrete markets and various other industrial products.
Michel Dumusois, market segment director CASE at Azelis, commented: “We are delighted to partner with Gabriel, the world’s leading source of phenoxy resins and the only authorized source in Europe. Phenoxys are tough, clear and flexible thermoplastics with high cohesive strength and good impact resistance. Their mercaptans range offer our customers a unique advantage of fast cure for both at ambient and low temperatures and are ideal for a number of industrial products and consumer adhesives.”
Jeff Gates, vice president – marketing at Gabriel Performance Products, added: “Gabriel has a long history of working with Azelis. We value Azelis’ sales methods; working with customers to solve problems by providing strong application and technical support. They are a natural fit to represent Gabriel’s brands in Europe. We are excited to move forward with Azelis to support the growth of our business.”
Gabriel recently acquired InChem Corporation to enhance their phenoxy product portfolio.