TOR Minerals International, Inc. Expands Territory with Palmer Holland


Cleveland, OH – September 17, 2019 – Effective immediately, TOR Minerals International, Inc. –a worldwide producer of specialty mineral products – has expanded Palmer Holland’s sales and marketing footprint down the Eastern Seaboard in its entirety.

This expansion builds upon Palmer Holland’s current territory of both the Midwest and Northeastern United States. The specialty products targeted in this expansion include TOR Minerals’ lines of:

  • BARTEX® – barium sulfate with high whiteness and brightness, chemical inertness, and controlled particle sizing
  • HALTEX® – economical, non-toxic, flame retardant & smoke suppressant filler
  • HITOX® – high-quality, cost-effective, buff-colored titanium dioxide pigment produced for use in a broad range of non-white applications
  • TIOPREM® – colored inorganic titanium dioxide pigment used in paints and coatings, including powder coatings & primers

For more information, contact Ron Zmich, Vice President – CASE, 

About TOR Minerals International, Inc.
TOR Minerals seeks to maintain a leading position as a worldwide producer of specialty mineral products through the continual development of high value, cost-effective product solutions designed to satisfy customer-specific requirements. In line with its initiative, the company focuses on strong technical support & flexibility in its plant operations. Working in close cooperation with customers, the Sales/ R&D/ Production team effort is supported by management, which strives to create an open & rewarding environment for achieving success. For more information, please visit the TOR Minerals website at

We're Hiring!

Attention all of our northern friends! We're looking for a full-time Account Manager in the Toronto area who is fluent in English and French.

The Account Manager is responsible for selling the business’s products. This is a field sales role. The candidate is expected to reside in the Toronto, Ontario area of Canada and travel to customer locations throughout his/her assigned territory

Job Requirements:

  • Desired Skill: fluency in English and French (reading, writing, speaking).
  • 4 year degree or equivalent in a field applicable to our associated industries.
  • Technical selling experience within Plastics and Coatings additive market(s)
  • Proven sales experience in promotion and marketing of raw materials
  • Self-motivated
  • Professional and prompt
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Ability to drive (Sales)

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LG Chem Appoints Palmer Holland As US Distributor

Cleveland, OH – June 27, 2019 – Effective immediately, LG Chem, a leading global manufacturer in the petrochemical, energy solutions, advanced materials, and life sciences industries, appoints Palmer Holland as national distributor for its line of LUCENE™ polyolefin elastomers.

LUCENE™ is LG Chem's representative POE product. It provides distinctly superior impact resistance/shock absorption, high elasticity, and low thermal sealing temperature. LUCENE™ is commonly used in applications for automotive, footwear, wire, cable, foam, multi-layered films, laminating films, food packing films, and films for industrial use.

“LG Chem is one of the most highly respected manufacturers of POE because of the proprietary metallocene catalyst,” said Eugene Bae, International Business Development Manager, Palmer Holland. “Their dedication to customer growth and success through creating innovative materials and solutions matches perfectly with the Palmer Holland culture.”

For more information, contact your Palmer Holland Account Manager or Eugene Bae, International Business Development Manager, You can visit the LG Chem Principal Page to view additional resources.

About LG Chem
LG Chem, Ltd. is Korea’s largest diversified chemical company which operates four main business units: Basic Materials & Chemicals, Energy Solutions, IT & Electronic Materials and Life Sciences. The chemical business manufactures a wide range of products, from petrochemical goods to high-value added plastics. It also extends its chemical expertise into high-tech areas such as rechargeable batteries, electronic materials, and drugs & vaccines. LG Chem is also one of the world’s largest lithium-ion battery manufacturers with significant market share in consumer, automotive, and stationary applications. Throughout multiple production facilities and an extensive distribution network, LG Chem strives to become a leading global company. For more information, please visit the LG Chem website at

Palmer Holland Expands Territory Nationally With Baerlocher

Cleveland, OH – June 4, 2019 – Effective immediately, Baerlocher, a global manufacturer of high-quality, innovative plastic additives, appoints Palmer Holland as exclusive, national distributor for its Special Additives Business

Baerlocher offers an extensive portfolio of metal soaps with diverse properties. The portfolio includes calcium stearate, zinc stearate, magnesium stearate, sodium stearate and aluminum stearate. These products can be employed as acid scavengers, stabilizers, lubricants and release agents, among other applications, and some are ideally suited for use as gelling or hydrophobic agents. Metal soaps can enhance production processes, and, in many cases, they enable manufacturers to develop products with smooth surfaces and low friction.

“We are excited to have Palmer Holland representing our products,” said Ed Hall, President and CEO, Baerlocher. “They have demonstrated that they are innovative in their approach to being a service business and that they bring a level of knowledge and creativity that’s rare among distributors. This is something customers should expect from those they buy from. Palmer Holland will make your business better.”

“Baerlocher is known in the market as being the metal stearates specialist – one solution, one quality, and locally produced worldwide,” said Tony Denton, Business Director – Plastics, Palmer Holland. “It means a great deal to have a globally-recognized partner such as Baerlocher backing us so that we may provide strong technical support to our customers.”

For more information, contact your Palmer Holland Account Manager or Tony Denton, Palmer Holland Business Director – Plastics, at You can also visit the Baerlocher landing page.

About Baerlocher
The Baerlocher Group is a leading manufacturer of additives for the plastics industry. Its portfolio includes a broad range of stabilizers and other additives suitable for all polymer applications. Baerlocher has a strong focus on customer and employee needs and is highly committed to innovation and sustainability. Its pioneering and proactive role is underlined by the support provided to the PVC industry during the transition from lead- to calcium-based stabilizers and by its innovative lubricant systems for wood plastic composites.