Ceamsa and Palmer Holland Form Commercial Partnership For Hydrocolloids


Cleveland, OH – Effective ImmediatelyCeamsa, a world-class manufacturer of naturally derived hydrocolloids, appoints Palmer Holland as national distributor for the United States Health & Nutrition market.

Palmer Holland will represent Ceamsa’s complete range of:

- Pectin: obtained from citrus peels, is one of the most versatile and valuable hydrocolloids
- Fiber: natural fiber ingredient purified from citrus peel with highly functional properties for a wide variety of applications
- Carrageenan: unique functionalities extracted from special species of red seaweed
- Alginate: natural hydrocolloid obtained from brown seaweed
- Refined Locust Bean Gum: natural hydrocolloid extracted from seeds of the carob tree

These hydrocolloids from nature are characterized by stabilizing, gel forming, thickening, and texturizing properties.

Ceamsa is well equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories and technical staff to offer tailor-made solutions. The products fit health (clean label, fat replacement, gluten-free), ethical (vegan) and religious (kosher, halal) consumer requirements.

For more information, contact your Palmer Holland Health & Nutrition Ingredient Consultant or the Palmer Holland Health & Nutrition Technical Director, Charles Barber, at 630-729-4823 or cbarber@palmerholland.com.

About Ceamsa
Compañia Española de Algas Marinas (CEAMSA) was established in 1966 in O Porriño, Spain. Since the beginning, this innovative and specialized company has dedicated its activities to production, development and worldwide distribution of natural hydrocolloids in the five continents. Nowadays, CEAMSA products (carrageenan, pectin, fibre, alginate and refined locust bean gum), are demanded in the different markets due to their stabilizing, gel forming, thickening and texturizing properties.

Announcing Drew Ursic As Midwest Region Sales Manager


Cleveland, OH – Effective Immediately – Palmer Holland, a national specialty chemical and ingredient distributor, is proud to announce that it has named Drew Ursic as Midwest Region Sales Manager.

Ursic joined the Palmer Holland team in 2011 as an Account Manager-In-Training and moved to the Midwest Region as an Account Manager in 2012. He will relocate to the Chicago area sometime in the next several months in order to be more centrally accessible to his team.

A few of his main responsibilities include communicating with senior executives to establish and execute sales goals for the region, collaborating with principals to implement growth strategies, assisting in the professional growth of his team, and ensuring the Palmer Holland team provides customers with the technical knowledge needed for success.

For more information, please email info@palmerholland.com or visit the Palmer Holland website at www.palmerholland.com.


About Palmer Holland
Established in 1925 as Palmer Supplies Company, today Palmer Holland is a national specialty chemical and ingredient distributor of raw materials with its headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio and 40+ account managers stationed across the United States. We are a private, employee-owned company which allows us greater flexibility in the marketplace and a dedicated platform for long-term success. This flexibility allows us to provide our customers and principals with the most effective and efficient solutions. Our partners are rooted in the areas of CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants, elastomers), lubricants, personal care, agriculture, health & nutrition, and plastics market. For more information about Palmer Holland, please visit the company's website at www.palmerholland.com.

Learn More About Our Health & Nutrition Vertical

At Palmer Holland, our belief is that you deserve an experienced, specialized sales team that’s available across the country. As an independent distributor, transparency, trust, and focus are as important to us as they are to our partners. Over 90 years in the specialty distribution business allows us to provide greater flexibility and technical aptitude that our partners deserve.

Through our tireless efforts, we have built an extensive health & nutrition portfolio supported by a national ingredient sales team free of distractions and dedicated to your success. The days of feeling lost in the crowd are over.

Click below to learn more:

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Evonik Coatings Additives Appoints Palmer Holland As Midwest Distributor

Cleveland, OH – Effective Immediately – Evonik Corp.’s Coating Additives business line has appointed Palmer Holland as its Midwest Region distributor.

Palmer Holland’s territory with the business line includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Evonik Corp.’s Coating Additives business unit is home to products such as ACEMATT®, AEROSIL®, SURFYNOL®, TEGO®, and much more.

“With an expanded product portfolio and expertise from three legacy businesses of Evonik and Air Products’ Performance Material Division, the new business line Coatings Additives is in a fortunate situation to be able to deliver additional value to our coatings and inks customers. As an extension of our sales force, our distribution partners play a critical role in this value delivery,” said John Kennedy, vice president, Coating Additives Americas. “This new, streamlined distribution network of Evonik’s Coating Additives business line will help us deliver on this promise with speed, efficiency, and simplicity.”

For more information, contact your Palmer Holland Account Manager or the Palmer Holland Evonik Business Manager, Mike Pfeiffer, at 614-214-8413 or mpfeiffer@palmerholland.com.

About Evonik Coating Additives

The world's most experienced rookie - that's us. The Coating Additives business line of Evonik. We combine decades of expertise with the enthusiasm and dedication of a start-up. With the united powers of Silica products, TEGO® additives, and specialty additives of former Air Products, we offer innovative and tailor-made solutions that deliver real value for your coating formulation. More than 500 products, approximately 500 employees, and 30 production and research sites across the globe make up our business line. Our diverse product portfolio contains countless additives (like defoamers, dispersants, rheology control additives, and many more), matting agents, co-binders, specialty resins, and nanoresins.