Lanxess Inorganic Pigments Adds to Palmer Holland's Western Territory

 

Press Release from Lanxess Corporation

Pittsburgh, PA –December 28, 2018– LANXESS Corporation announced today that Palmer Holland will become the exclusive distributor for Bayferrox® and Colortherm® brand inorganic pigments for the western United States beginning January 1, 2019.

The Ohio-based specialty chemical distributor will add the West territory to its current responsibilities for Bayferrox and Colortherm brand pigments sales in the Northeast and Midwest regions.

“We are pleased to extend our relationship with Palmer Holland, from coast to coast,” said Peter Baldus, Head of business unit Inorganic Pigments for the Americas region. “Palmer Holland has a knowledgeable sales staff throughout the U.S. and has earned a reputation as a professional, customer-focused partner for our products in the coatings, plastics and specialties markets. We are excited to work together to serve our customers with effective and efficient solutions to meet their needs.”

“We very much look forward to further progressing our long-standing partnership with LANXESS’ Inorganic Pigments Group by extending our service reach to the West Coast,” said Ron Zmich, Palmer Holland Business director – CASE. “Our organizations are an excellent fit, and LANXESS’ global leadership with respect to both innovation and product stewardship in the iron oxide space continues to prove to be a competitive advantage for our customers.”

Palmer Holland is a national specialty chemical and ingredient distributor of raw materials with headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio and more than 40 account managers and ingredient consultants stationed across the United States.

 

About Lanxess Inorganic Pigments

The Inorganic Pigments (IPG) business unit of specialty chemicals company LANXESS is the world’s largest manufacturer of iron oxides and a leading producer of inorganic pigments based on chrome oxides. The iron oxides produced by LANXESS IPG have a decades-long track record in coloring paints and coatings, plastics and paper, as well as specialty pigments for toners and other applications.

 

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Arkema‚Äôs Clearstrength® XT100: Better Dispersion = Limited Impact on Viscosity

Gone are the days of being stuck with standard core-shell modifiers. No more will we have to suffer through a lack of toughness and increased viscosity. Arkema and Palmer Holland are proud to introduce Clearstrength® XT100. XT100 is a toughening agent designed to meet the most demanding technical requirements expected of thermoset applications such as structural adhesives and high performance composites.


Clearstrength® XT100 is an easily dispersible powder that provides outstanding viscosity control which translates to better application properties. For example, many composite materials made from an infusion process can see a significantly increased viscosity of the host system when introduced to other core shell impact modifiers. This effect is drastically reduced when using XT100 (see Fig. 1).


Fig. 1

 
Why use Clearstrength® XT100?

  • Easily dispersible powder in most liquid resin systems
  • Exhibits limited effect on liquid resin system viscosity
  • Provides outstanding toughening effect in a wide range of service temperatures
  • Increases toughness of thermoset systems
  • Replaces standard core-shell modifier powders as well as liquid masterbatches of pre-dispersed core-shell particles
  • Easily dispersed at very low shear rates
  • Best balance of properties. See Fig. 2 with XT100 in a methacrylate structural adhesive formulation


Fig. 2

 
Where should you use Clearstrength® XT100?

  • Thermoset systems such as structural adhesives and high performance composites. Most liquid resin systems such as methacrylate and epoxy resin.
  • In a wide range of applications such as building and construction, wind energy, bus and truck, marine, rail car, automotive, medical device, and sports equipment.

Click here to learn more about Clearstrength® XT100. Contact your Palmer Holland Account Manager for more information or request a sample



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

Palmer Holland Presented With Zochem Distributor Of The Year Award

We are honored to receive this 2018 Distributor of the Year award from Zochem! Thank you to Ed Smith and John Cartwright for presenting us with this recognition. We look forward to our continued partnership and providing sales excellence in the zinc oxide market for many years to come. Learn more about Zochem https://www.palmerholland.com/our-principals/zochem/ 

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.