LANXESS’ LAB Adds to Palmer Holland’s North American Portfolio

 

Cleveland, OH – April 30, 2019 – The LANXESS Lubricant Additives business line (LAB), a manufacturer of synthetic base fluids, lubricant additives, additive packages, and formulated lubricants, appoints Palmer Holland as North American distributor for its lines of:

  • Calcinate® – Corrosion/Rust Inhibitor/Extreme Pressure Additives
  • Durad® – Phosphate Ester Antiwear Additives
  • Hatcol® – Ester Base Stocks
  • Lobase® and Hybase® – Detergent Additives
  • Naugalube® – Antioxidants
  • Reolube® – Phosphate Ester Base Stocks

This product line expansion is effective on June 1, 2019, and will add to Palmer Holland’s current offering of Additin® products.

“We are pleased to expand our relationship with Palmer Holland,” said Duane Hall, Head of Sales for LANXESS’ Lubricant Additives business line. “Palmer Holland has a knowledgeable sales staff throughout the U.S. and has earned a reputation as a professional, customer-focused partner for our Additin brand in the lubricant additives market. We are excited to work together to serve our customers with effective, efficient and comprehensive solutions to meet their needs.”

“We are excited to add this highly complementary group of LANXESS additives to our lubricant portfolio,” said Eric Kielts, Business Director - Lubricants at Palmer Holland. “The high quality, industry leading products from LANXESS will greatly benefit our customers and their formulas. Palmer Holland has a strong relationship with LANXESS’ Lubricant Additives business, and this expansion will only deepen that relationship.”

LANXESS LAB offers products for all kinds of lubrication solutions. From synthetic base fluids to single additives to additive packages, the high-performance products are in used automotive, marine, aviation and defense and industrial applications such as metalworking, power generation, refrigeration, mining and construction, primary metals and food processing.

LANXESS LAB products help customers to comply with increasingly demanding government-mandated emissions and fuel-economy standards. Whether used to protect engines and drivetrains from wear and tear or to extend the life of machinery operating at high temperatures, these products are specifically developed to fulfill the highest demanding specifications and performance standards while bringing environmental benefits to customers and their downstream users.

For more information, contact your Palmer Holland Account Manager or Eric Kielts, Palmer Holland Business Director – Lubricants, at ekielts@palmerholland.com. You can also visit the LANXESS Lubricant Additives landing page to learn more. 

About LANXESS LAB
LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 9.7 billion in 2017 and about 19,200 employees in 25 countries. The company is currently represented at 73 production sites worldwide. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing, and marketing of chemical intermediates, additives, specialty chemicals, and plastics. LANXESS is listed in the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World and Europe) and FTSE4Good.

DRIVON™ Technology Helps Transportation Industry Go Further


The world‘s transportation sector faces huge challenges as fuel economy, emissions compliance and enhanced performance all push for additional performance and value from lubricants. DRIVON™ technology enables lubricant marketers to formulate modern, cost-efficient engine oils, transmission oils and gear oils that satisfy the future requirements for enhanced fuel economy.

Evonik’s DRIVON™ technology delivers premium value to formulators and lubricant marketers seeking optimal cost-performance. And with the introduction of next-generation additive technology, DRIVON™ technology demonstrates Evonik's deep commitment to improved, fuel-efficient lubricants using products tailored to customer needs.

Evonik's DRIVON™ technology demonstrates deep commitment to the automotive, commercial and public transportation markets, delivering solutions that meet the most stringent performance requirements and raise expectations for the next generation of lubricant technology.

 

For more information:

Visit: The Evonik Oil Additives Landing Page

Download: Evonik-DRIVON™ Technology-Brochure.pdf (1.1MB)

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.

Focus Chemical Lets New Brand Image Loose at STLE


Focus Chemical is geared up to have its presence undoubtedly noticed at this year’s STLE Annual Meeting.


For a long time, Focus Chemical’s brand image didn’t reflect its dedication to extreme flexibility in providing solutions to customers, unsurpassed technical knowledge shared directly from our chemists, and continuous development of unique chemistries to solve any of the industry’s metalworking fluid problems. In early 2017, we rebranded Focus Chemical to renew its reputation as the nation’s leading manufacturer of high performance metalworking additives.


Now that the 2017 STLE Annual Meeting is here, it is time to let the new Focus Chemical branding shine. Make sure you get your Focus Chemical branded bag with your STLE registration in Atlanta May 21-25, 2017. Chemists from Focus Chemical and Account Managers from Palmer Holland will be on site, so bring your metalworking questions!