Clariant Expands Partnership With Palmer Holland in North America

  • Palmer Holland will be sole distributor for additives in Canada
  • Expands on existing relationship supporting all of North America


Charlotte, N.C., November 15, 2017Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, announces an expanded partnership with Palmer Holland for the business unit Additives in Canada. Adding to their existing responsibilities, Palmer Holland will become the sole regional distributor in North America for Clariant’s performance additives, flame retardants, and waxes.


Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Palmer Holland has more than 40 solution providers stationed across the United States and has been an authorized distributor for Clariant Additives since 2012. They became the primary distributor for Clariant Additives covering the entire United States in 2016.


Clariant’s Additives business is a major supplier of products and solutions with functional effects in plastics, coatings and printing inks, adhesives, textiles & fibers and other applications. Its portfolio includes a large variety of innovative and sustainable flame retardants that meet high safety and fire protection requirements as well as performance additives and waxes that improve heat, light, and weather resistance, among other benefits.


Marketed under the trade name Exolit®, Clariant‘s patented non-halogenated flame retardants provide environmentally more compatible protection for buildings, electric and electronic equipment as well as textiles and other materials used in airplanes, trains, busses and ships. Clariant also manufactures innovative waxes for plastic applications, hot melt adhesives, polishes and protective coatings. Its Performance Additives prevent oxidation, dissipate electric charge accumulation and improve heat, light and weather resistance.


Clariant has made sustainability a key element of its business approach. Numerous solutions have been awarded the Clariant EcoTain® label for outstanding sustainability and best-in-class performance. EcoTain labeled products have undergone a systematic, in-depth screening process using 36 criteria in all three sustainability dimensions: social, environmental and economic.


About Clariant:
As one of the world’s leading specialty chemical companies, Clariant contributes to value creation with innovative and sustainable solutions for customers from many industries. Our portfolio is designed to meet very specific needs with as much precision as possible. At the same time, our research and development is focused on addressing the key trends of our time. These include energy efficiency, renewable raw materials, emission-free mobility, and conserving finite resources. Our business units are organized into four Business Areas: Care Chemicals, Natural Resources, Catalysis and Plastics & Coatings.

Palmer Holland Is The New National Distributor For Kronos TiO2

Effective November 1, 2017 – Kronos has appointed Palmer Holland as its exclusive U.S. distributor for its line of titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigments for use in industrial applications.


Kronos TiO2 pigments are used in a wide variety of applications including paints and coatings, plastics, paper, building materials, and many other commercial products.


“This expansion gives Palmer Holland the opportunity to provide the same level of stellar customer and technical service in the Northeast and South regions that our customers in the Midwest and West Coast regions have come to expect,” says Chad Leighty, Business Manager, Palmer Holland.


For more information, contact your Palmer Holland account manager or the Palmer Holland Kronos Business Manager, Chad Leighty, at 216-212-1016 or cleighty@palmerholland.com.


About Kronos:
The KRONOS group is one of the world's leading manufacturers of titanium dioxide. KRONOS has been operating as an international company for more than 90 years. The group owes its significant market position to the quality of its products, innovation, technical experience and reliable customer service around the world. The company's international representation is supported by an effective distribution system.  Titanium dioxide is a naturally occurring oxide of titanium. When ground into a fine powder, it transforms into a pigment that provides maximum whiteness and opacity. To learn more about Kronos Worldwide visit http://kronostio2.com.

Arkema Creates New Generation of Acrylic Impact Modifiers For Engineering Resins

Arkema has developed Durastrength® 440 impact modifier, an industry-leading acrylic Impact modifier for PC and alloys. Durastrength® 440 is based on acrylic chemistry designed to impart excellent ambient and cold temperature impact to PC and PC blends.

Key benefits include:

  1. Outstanding low temp impact resistance: Similar performance to MBS so can withstand -40°C and still remain ductile.
  2. Excellent weatherability and thermal aging: Retaining color and mechanical properties upon exposure to these elements.
  3. Excellent colorability: Minimal impact on the color vs conventional acrylics.

 

 

 Download the Durastrength® 440 TDS

Palmer Holland Announces Territory Expansion With Arkema



Cleveland, OH – Palmer Holland has announced that it has been awarded national coverage for Canada by Arkema Functional Polyolefins. The agreement bolts Canada onto Palmer Holland’s current territory of the entire United States.
 

The territory expansion features Arkema’s lines of Lotader®, Lotryl®, Evatane®, and Orevac®. Arkema Functional Polyolefins are used in a variety of applications including packaging, hot melt adhesives, construction, plastic compounds, automotive, and energy. 


For more information, contact your Palmer Holland account manager or the Palmer Holland Arkema Business Manager, Mike Johnson, at 724-554-5074 or mjohnson@palmerholland.com.

 

 Arkema Functional Polyolefins Brochure.pdf

 

If you'd like to learn more about the products involved in this transition, visit any one of the following sites:

Lotryl.com 
Orevac.com 
Lotader.com 
Evatane.com 

 

About Arkema:
A designer of materials and innovative solutions, Arkema shapes materials and creates new uses that accelerate customer performance. Our balanced business portfolio spans high-performance materials, industrial specialties and coating solutions. Our globally recognized brands are ranked among the leaders in the markets we serve. Reporting annual sales of €7.5 billion in 2016, we employ approximately 20,000 people worldwide and operate in close to 50 countries. We are committed to active engagement with all our stakeholders. Our research centers in North

America, France and Asia concentrate on advances in bio-based products, new energies, water management, electronic solutions, lightweight materials and design, home efficiency and insulation. www.arkema.com