Arkema Inc. appoints Brenntag Specialties, LLC as distributor of Vikoflex® and Vikolox® epoxides in the “CASE” markets in U.S.

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Arkema Inc. Oxygénés and Derivatives announces that Brenntag Specialties, LLC is now a distributor for Arkema epoxidized soy bean oil and other specialty epoxides sold under the trade names Vikoflex® and Vikolox®, in the Coating, Adhesive, Sealant and Elastomer (CASE) markets in the U.S.

Arkema Inc., with its unique epoxidation skills and capabilities, offers one of the most complete epoxide product ranges available on the market. With production based in Blooming Prairie, Minn., Arkema is situated close to soybean oil producers and can ship bulk goods via rail, tank truck, and packaged good modes.

 

The Brenntag group is a recognized leader in chemical distribution markets and an important current distributor of Arkema Inc. across many product lines. Brenntag Specialties, LLC is a legal entity of Brenntag North America.


It offers a broad product portfolio, with sales and marketing teams supported by five regional customer service centers and warehouses across the U.S. “The synergistic relationship between Arkema and Brenntag Specialties will deliver a valuable offering to the CASE marketplace,” said Linda Myrick, general manager for Arkema’s Oxygénés and Derivatives in North America. “Brenntag Specialties has a strong presence within the CASE markets. They have the resources and expertise necessary to ensure end users get the most from our epoxide product ranges. This positions them to support the development of new Vikoflex® and Vikolox® products with national coverage, logistics efficiencies, digital marketing, and technical capabilities,” Myrick explained. “As such, with Arkema’s commitment to safety, operational, and commercial excellence, it is poised to support Brenntag Specialties’ skills and capabilities.”


“We are excited to expand our relationship with Arkema to include their specialty epoxides for the Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants, and Elastomer markets, The Vikoflex® and Vikolox® line of specialty epoxides contains a selection of plasticizers, intermediates and reactive diluents whichenable our customers to formulate in-line with trends toward greener and renewable chemistry,” said Ted Davlantes, vice president, Coatings & Construction, Brenntag North America. “This adds to our growth strategy in the Coatings and Construction industry while offering products for a greener and sustainable future.”


End users and formulators looking for more information should contact Brenntag at 866-826-3267.

 

Vikoflex is a registered trademark of Viking Chemical Company and Vikolox is a registered trademark of Arkema Inc.

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 €8.7 billion ($9.7 billion) in 2019, we employ approximately 20,500 people worldwide and operate in close to 55 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

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