News | July 19, 2019

Brenntag Signs Agreement With Arkema For Distribution Of Waterborne Resins

Effective August 1st, 2019, Brenntag North America, Inc., part of the Brenntag Group, the global market leader in chemical distribution, will become the primary distributor for Arkema Inc. waterborne resins in the United States.

Arkema's waterborne resins are often utilized in end use applications such as adhesives, caulks and sealants, construction products, architectural paints, traffic coatings, and industrial coatings. The product lines include over 45 waterborne resins falling under the below trade names:

  • Encor - acrylic, styrene-acrylic, and vinyl acrylic.
  • Celocor - opaque polymer, a highly efficient, voided latex product that improves hiding and whiteness in paints and coatings.
  • Neocar - vinyl versatate.
  • Snap - structured nano-acrylic polymer.

"As we evaluated potential distribution collaborators in North America, we were impressed by Brenntag’s ability to market, deliver, and support products in industries where technical expertise is required,” Eric Kaiser, Regional President for Arkema’s Coating Resins business in North America, explained. “They have the resources and expertisenecessary to ensure end users get the most from our waterborne resin products.”

Steven Terwindt, Chief Operating Officer, Brenntag North America: “We are excited to expand our strategic relationship with Arkema in North America as part of our specialties growth strategy. Arkema’s high-performance waterborne resins and technologies will allow us to solidify our position as the partner of choice in the coatings, adhesives, and construction segment and enable us to offer our customers innovative solutions through a dedicated team of technical experts.”

Some of the products sold under the Snap, Neocar, Celocor, and Encor names meet the standards of the Arkema Coating Resins EnVia program. This program is designed to help formulators achieve their sustainability and regulatory goals in finished coating products. All products meeting EnVia certified requirements have:

  • no added alkyl phenol ethoxylate (APEO) surfactants
  • no added formaldehyde or formaldehyde donors
  • total latex VOC < 5 g/L
  • no intentionally added carcinogens, reproductive toxins, or ozone depleting compounds
  • low residual monomer levels (total Monomer < 500 ppm)

"I'm very excited that Arkema Coating Resins has chosen to work alongside Brenntag in the fast-growing waterborne resins market," noted Ted Davlantes, Vice President, Coatings & Construction, Brenntag North America. "We want to continue to be the complete solutions provider and preferred choice for our valued customers when it comes to connecting various chemistries of our suppliers.”

Source: Arkema