Ali Hite Solves Leveling Issue, Wins BYK Award

 

We are ecstatic to announce that Ali Hite has won the BYK Innovative Applications Award for her synergy of CLAYTONE AF, LAPONITE RD and BYK-378 in a tire shine formulation. This is the second BYK award win in a row for Palmer Holland as Greg Liedtke won the previous summer.


A customer of Ali’s uses the Claytone AF and Laponite RD in their tire shine formulations. Ali introduced BYK 378 as the customer is working to reduce surface tension in a high molecular weight, polyalkylene glycol-based coating for application on tires.


Her customer evaluated this material in their system and confirmed it does help solve the leveling issues that are occurring.  The sample has been approved, the BYK-878 is now being used in conjunction with the organoclay products in the tire shine system.


Congratulations on your award, Ali!

 

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Palmer Holland Expands Relationship with American Colors


CLEVELAND, OH – Effective March 4, 2016 - Robert Bourne, Vice President of Sales, American Colors, Inc., is pleased to announce the appointment of Palmer Holland in the southwest and west territories.


This additional coverage gives Palmer Holland a greater area to sell American Colors’ custom pigment dispersions into a wide variety of markets including CASE and plastics. The states affected by this territory expansion include Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.


American Colors and Palmer Holland have grown together for over 25 years and built a meaningful relationship during that time. “I am very pleased that American Colors has recognized Palmer Holland as a trusted partner in their business development plans,” says Mark Riemann, Vice President of Marketing, Palmer Holland.


About American Colors, Inc.
American Colors, Inc., founded in 1975 as a gelcoat manufacturer, is a diversified manufacturer of functional dispersions serving the CASE and lubricant markets. American Colors specializes in customer-focused solutions to complex coatings and colorants problems. To learn more, visit www.americancolors.com.

 
About Palmer Holland
Palmer Holland, founded in 1925, began as a technical distributor to the ink market. Since that time, we have evolved to become a national sales and marketing organization in the specialty chemical industry, serving both the CASE and lubricant markets. We provide complete solutions for the most challenging technical issues facing industries today. To learn more, visit www.palmerholland.com.

 

Allnex Offers CYMEL® Resin Grades with Lower Free Formaldehyde Limits

In proactive response to a European regulatory change and customer demand for lower free formaldehyde product offerings, Allnex has been reviewing approaches to reduce free formaldehyde in select grades within its product portfolio.

Effective as of January 1, 2016, formaldehyde will be re-classified in chemical products containing equal to or greater than 0,1% free formaldehyde. This re-classification is part of the 6th ATP (EU Commission Regulation 605/2014) amendments. This change impacts labeling requirements throughout the coatings value chain for materials containing free formaldehyde above this threshold.

Based on improved process capabilities at its manufacturing facilities, Allnex is pleased to announce that it will lower the free formaldehyde limits and reportable Safety Datasheet (SDS) values to less than 0,1% on the following melamine-formaldehyde resins:

• CYMEL® 303 LF
• CYMEL® 1168
• CYMEL® 1130
• CYMEL® 1133
• CYMEL® 1161
• CYMEL® 3020

The reduction of free formaldehyde in these products will not result in other change to product specifications as these more stringent requirements are able to be met within the current process capabilities at Allnex’s various plants. In addition, due to the lower free formaldehyde level achieved on CYMEL® 303 LF, CYMEL® 303 ULF (Ultra Low Formaldehyde) resin will be discontinued.

These lower free formaldehyde products are complemented by formaldehyde-free resins (CYMEL® NF 3041 and CYMEL® NF 2000) that Allnex already supplies to the market.

Allnex is committed to delivering sustained value to its customers and continues to evaluate various approaches to lower free formaldehyde levels in its product portfolio.


About Allnex – www.allnex.com

A global company with $1.5 billion in sales, Allnex is a leading supplier of resins for architectural, industrial, OEM and special purpose coatings. Allnex is recognized as a specialty chemicals pioneer and known for its professionalism and for offering the broadest portfolio of high quality, innovative liquid resins and additives, radiation cured and powder coating resins, and crosslinkers for use on wood, metal, plastic, and other surfaces. With manufacturing facilities and research and technology support centers located throughout the world, Allnex also provide responsive, local support to customers, helping them to rapidly bring advanced coating solutions to the market.

We're Hiring!

Palmer Holland is looking for Account Managers (Outside Salespeople) in Houston, TX and the San Francisco Bay Area. 

 

Essential tasks of the position include:

  • Sell PH products and act as a professional sales representative for distribution partners
  • Perform sales calls on a daily basis via phone, email, fax and in person
  • Develop and implement sales plans, document price quotes, perform sales contract reviews, and report sales performance
  • Communicate with customers and internal staff to secure sales orders and assure customer satisfaction
  • Grow sales in the assigned territory by engaging in relationship-based sales techniques

 

Requirements:

  • A four-year degree from an accredited university in a field applicable to technical sales in PH associated industries
  • Experience in chemical/technical sales
    • Experience in managing and executing product sales plans
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to read and understand technical and non-technical documents as they relate to the sales of and contracts for the company’s products

 

If you think you are a fit for this position and want to work with the great people at Palmer Holland, please submit your resume through the Palmer Holland website at palmerHolland.com/about/work-with-us/apply.