Evonik Coatings Additives Appoints Palmer Holland As Midwest Distributor

Cleveland, OH – Effective Immediately – Evonik Corp.’s Coating Additives business line has appointed Palmer Holland as its Midwest Region distributor.

Palmer Holland’s territory with the business line includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Evonik Corp.’s Coating Additives business unit is home to products such as ACEMATT®, AEROSIL®, SURFYNOL®, TEGO®, and much more.


“With an expanded product portfolio and expertise from three legacy businesses of Evonik and Air Products’ Performance Material Division, the new business line Coatings Additives is in a fortunate situation to be able to deliver additional value to our coatings and inks customers. As an extension of our sales force, our distribution partners play a critical role in this value delivery,” said John Kennedy, vice president, Coating Additives Americas. “This new, streamlined distribution network of Evonik’s Coating Additives business line will help us deliver on this promise with speed, efficiency, and simplicity.”


For more information, contact your Palmer Holland Account Manager or the Palmer Holland Evonik Business Manager, Mike Pfeiffer, at 614-214-8413 or mpfeiffer@palmerholland.com.


About Evonik Coating Additives

The world's most experienced rookie - that's us. The Coating Additives business line of Evonik. We combine decades of expertise with the enthusiasm and dedication of a start-up. With the united powers of Silica products, TEGO® additives, and specialty additives of former Air Products, we offer innovative and tailor-made solutions that deliver real value for your coating formulation. More than 500 products, approximately 500 employees, and 30 production and research sites across the globe make up our business line. Our diverse product portfolio contains countless additives (like defoamers, dispersants, rheology control additives, and many more), matting agents, co-binders, specialty resins, and nanoresins.

Announcing National Territory With ShayoNano

Cleveland, OH –– ShayoNano has appointed Palmer Holland as its exclusive U.S. distributor for its line of hiding pigments for use in aqueous roof coatings, paints, industrial coatings, and inks.

ShayoNano has developed a unique, patented technology to precisely synthesize new nanomaterials in aqueous dispersions for ease of handling, improved performance, and cost savings. SmartIR™ Roof allows formulators to optimize IR reflectance and hiding in aqueous roof coatings.

“Palmer Holland has the national coverage and market expertise to promote this new technology in the targeted market segments,” says John Falsone, Vice President, Sales/Marketing at ShayoNano. “We look forward to supporting their efforts as they grow the U.S. market.”

“We are excited to partner with ShayoNano in developing the U.S. market for this new and exciting technology,” says Ed Antonucci, Business Development Manager at Palmer Holland.

For more information, contact your Palmer Holland account manager or Ed Antonucci at 862-219-1542 or eantonucci@palmerholland.com.


About ShayoNano:
ShayoNano is a customer-focused company, applying its extensive know-how and unique technology to create game-changing, high-performance nano materials that address the pressing needs across many of today’s industries including paints and coatings, plastics, natural nutrition and pollution control. ShayoNano has developed an economical technology and process that create very specific nanomaterials with the desired characteristics. These nanomaterials are extremely uniform in size. What’s equally important is that ShayoNano’s technology is extremely scale-able and can be used to make tons of materials for large-scale applications. Using this powerful technology to create nanomaterials, ShayoNano has developed innovative products and processes that address real world problems in an economical, efficient and eco-friendly way. To learn more about ShayoNano, please visit www.shayonano.com.

Exolit AP 428 is Exo-Lent for Intumescent Coatings

 

With Exolit® AP 428, a flame retardant based on ammonium polyphosphate, Clariant provides a grade which greatly simplifies the production of waterborne intumescent coatings.

Benefits:

  • Largely insoluble in water
  • Completely insoluble in organic solvents
  • Colorless
  • Non-hygroscopic
  • Non-flammable
  • Lower viscosity in aqueous suspensions
  • Lower viscosity in PU polyol suspensions

Visit the Exolit® AP 428 product page to request a sample or a data sheet.

Palmer Holland Adds Two Veterans As Technical Specialists To Support Sales Team

We are pleased to announce that we have added Rich Najdusak as a Coatings Technical Specialist and Cathy Novak as a Lubricant & Metalworking Technical Service Specialist.

Rich Najdusak’s extensive technical experience includes over 30 years in the paint & coatings industry. Previously he held positions as Laboratory Manager and Technical Specialist at Borchers additives (formerly OM Group). Prior to Borchers, he spent the majority of his career at the SCM (Glidden)/ ICI/ Akzo Nobel as a chemist, Section Leader, and Technical Manager for the Glidden solvent-based coatings and Devoe Protective Coatings product lines.

Throughout his prolific career in the industry, Najdusak has presented papers at numerous coatings societies and tradeshows including the Eastern Coatings Show, Western Coatings Show, Los Angeles Coatings Society, St. Louis Coatings Society, Cleveland Coatings Society, Chicago Society for Coatings Technology, and Southern Society for Coatings Technology and has been published in CoatingsWorld and PCI magazines. Najdusak’s main responsibility will be to provide additional technical support to the Palmer Holland sales team with travel and education for all coatings related product lines.

Cathy Novak joins Palmer Holland as a Lubricant & Metalworking Technical Service Specialist with over 30 years of experience as a metalworking fluids formulator in the lubricant and metalworking markets. Most recently Novak was the Technical Sales Manager at Lanxess/Rhein Chemie for six years. Prior to that she owned and operated FormCut Engineered Fluids for 10 years before selling to Eastern Oil where she would become the Technical Director for 13 years.

Novak is a past president of the Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association (ILMA) as well as a former member of its board of directors. She is also a current member and past chair of the ILMA Metalworking committee and SHERA committee. In her new role, Novak will be available to support Palmer Holland Account Managers across all principal lines in the metalworking and lubes markets with travel, education, and general industry support.

Najdusak’s and Novak’s extensive depth of knowledge in the coatings and lubricant & metalworking markets, respectively, and their tireless commitment to improving those markets make them perfect fits to support the Palmer Holland sales team throughout the country.

For more information, please email info@palmerholland.com or visit the Palmer Holland website at www.palmerholland.com.