Palmer Holland Takes Aim Up North With Palmer Holland Canada Distribution Corp.

Cleveland, OH – February 12, 2019 – Palmer Holland, a leading national specialty chemical and ingredient distributor of raw materials, announced today it has officially launched Palmer Holland Canada Distribution Corporation, a subsidiary of Palmer Holland, in British Columbia.

“The implementation of a Canadian entity will greatly increase service to all of our Canadian customers,” said C. Bradley Steven, President of Palmer Holland. “Ultimately, our goal is to provide an enhanced level of distribution to our customers and principals and facilitate Palmer Holland’s continued growth in Canada.”

This expansion includes a partnership with ADLI Logistics in Mississauga, Ontario for warehousing and logistical services. ADLI Logistics utilizes a network of approximately 30 carrier partners, including small package capabilities via UPS and FedEx. Customers may still place orders with Palmer Holland via email, phone, and fax.

Customers will be particularly excited to know that Palmer Holland is now able to be the importer of record in Canada. Previously, this burden fell on those Canadian companies. Palmer Holland has also established an account with a Canadian bank which means increased electronic compatibility between companies for ACH transactions.

For more information or to address any questions you may have specific to the expansion, please contact your Palmer Holland Account Manager or email

About Palmer Holland
Established in 1925 as Palmer Supplies Company, today Palmer Holland is a national specialty chemical and ingredient distributor of raw materials with its headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio and 40+ account managers stationed across the United States. We are a private, employee-owned company which allows us greater flexibility in the marketplace and a dedicated platform for long-term success. This flexibility enables us to provide our customers and principals with the most effective and efficient solutions. Our partners are rooted in the areas of Agriculture, CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants, elastomers), Health & Nutrition, Lubricants, and Plastics. For more information about Palmer Holland, please visit our website at

Toyal Expands Distribution Territory With Palmer Holland

We are excited to announce that Palmer Holland has been appointed as the exclusive distributor for Toyal America in the northeast region! 

This new territory includes the following states: Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Vermont, and Virginia.

Toyal America produces a wide range of aluminum pigments and aluminum paste for the coatings and plastics markets including:

  • Non-leafing aluminum pigments
  • Waterborne-treated aluminum pigments
  • Special effect pigments (colored aluminum, glass flakes, chromashine interference aluminum pigments)
  • PCF (Polymer Coated Flake) - Features a fully cross-linked acrylic resin shell around each flake. Designed for the powder coating industry
  • Conventional aluminum powders and spherical aluminum powders
  • Aluminum nitride

We look forward to continuing our success in the northeast and expanding on our long-standing relationship with Toyal America!

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Chemical Distribution Dynamics May Drive Consolidation

09 September 2016 16:53 Source:ICIS News

BOSTON (ICIS)--Shifting dynamics in chemical distribution will drive further consolidation in the sector, a senior executive from Brenntag said on Friday.

“It is still a highly fragmented market with huge opportunities for consolidation,” said Robert Moser, senior vice president of global accounts and director of government affairs at Brenntag, the world’s leading chemical distributor.

Moser spoke at the 9th ICIS World Chemical Purchasing Conference in Boston, Massachusetts.

The top 10% of the over 240 chemical distributors listed in the ICIS Top 100 Chemical Distributors ranking represent about $52bn in annual sales, or less than one-third of the global market, he noted.

The emergence of large chemical distributors as publicly traded companies is impacting market behaviour, said Moser.

From zero publicly traded companies five years ago, today Brenntag, Univar, Nexeo Solutions and IMCD are all public, he pointed out.

“One impact of this is that companies are making acquisitions in less volatile markets to broaden their portfolios and take some of the risk out,” said Moser.

On 9 September, Brenntag made its third acquisition of a lubricants distributor in the past year, buying US-based Mayes County Petroleum Products.

The second largest global distributor, Univar, has made a number of acquisitions in waste and environmental services over the past year.

Overall barriers to entry in chemical distribution are increasing with significant demands from regulatory authorities in areas such as new build installations. This will increase capital spending over time and drive consolidation, said Moser.

“Market demands will force further consolidation and specialised services. You can be big or a niche specialised distributor, but it’s challenging to be mid-sized,” he said.

Another advantage of size is the ability to influence suppliers. “Larger distributors can move more volumes so they have leverage with multiple suppliers,” said Moser.

“Many distributors are larger than their producer partners. Thus, pricing management and control is less producer directed and more market relevant,” he added.

Vertellus and Palmer Holland Expand Distribution Relationship


CLEVELAND, OH – September 19, 2016 – Vertellus and Palmer Holland have expanded their strategic relationship to better serve the CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants, elastomers) and lubricant markets.

The agreement, effective October 1, 2016, expands Palmer Holland’s territory to include the eastern states of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia as well as Iowa, Missouri, and Kansas. Palmer Holland currently distributes Vertellus’ castor and castor-based polyols and derivatives throughout the Midwest and Southeast.  

This change will position Vertellus to more effectively and efficiently meet the needs of customers and stakeholders.  Please contact Palmer Holland directly for orders or for more information at 800-635-4822.


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About Vertellus
Vertellus is a global specialty chemicals company focused on the manufacture of ingredients used in pharmaceuticals, personal care, nutrition, agriculture, and a host of other market areas affected by trends favoring “green” technologies and chemistries. Vertellus is the #1 global producer of pyridine and picolines, specialty pyridine derivatives, DEET, castor oil derivatives and systems, and a world leader in vitamin B3, citrate polymer additives and systems as well as a leader in custom manufacturing of agriculture and pharma intermediates and actives. Vertellus benefits from a technically advanced global manufacturing base and has over 1,000 employees. Vertellus is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Visit for more information.