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French speciality chemicals distributor Safic-Alcan extends its distribution agreement with Orion Engineered Carbons in South Africa

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French speciality chemicals distributor Safic-Alcan extends its distribution agreement with Orion Engineered Carbons in South Africa

December 01, 2020 - 11:45
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PARIS, Dec. 1, 2020 (Press Release) -Safic-Alcan is pleased to announce that it has entered into an extended distribution agreement with Orion Engineered Carbons in South Africa, effective January 1st., 2021.

The extended distribution agreement covers specialty carbon blacks and rubber carbon blacks, for applications such as mechanical rubber goods, coating and ink systems, polymers and other special applications.

The Safic-Alcan Group and Orion Engineered Carbons have already a long-standing and successful partnership in Europe and this agreement comes after a further extension a couple of years ago, in Benelux, Germany and eastern Europe.      

“This is a new step in our cooperation with Safic-Alcan. With this further agreement we underline our commitment to the carbon black customers in the South African market and are confident that the excellent service offered by Safic-Alcan is ideally suited to the performance of our products,” stated Udo Engels, Vice President Sales EMEA, Orion Engineered Carbons GmbH.

“We are delighted to further extend our long running partnership with Orion Engineered Carbons, a global leader in engineered carbon blacks. We are confident that this new agreement will further strengthen our relationship with Orion and will allow us to enhance our product portfolio and product offering in South Africa and thus to satisfy a wider range of customers,” concluded Philippe Cenreaud, Managing Director Rubber and Plastic and Yann Lissillour, Managing Director CASE and Industrial specialties, for Safic-Alcan Group.

About Safic-Alcan

Safic-Alcan is a French independent distributor of specialty chemicals headquartered in Paris La Défense (France). The Company develops and provides wide ranges of polymers, materials and additives for the rubber, coatings, adhesives, thermoplastics, polyurethane, lubricants, detergency, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals industries. With a network of 25 offices strategically located in Europe, Turkey, Middle East, North America, Mexico China and South Africa, the company represents state-of-the art manufacturers around the world. Its highly specialized sales engineers allow Safic-Alcan to provide dedicated technical expertise and high performance solutions thus creating long term partnership with most of its principals and customers. Safic-Alcan employs 630 people worldwide and generated a turnover of 648 M€ in 2019.

About Orion Engineered Carbons S.A.

Orion Engineered Carbons is a worldwide supplier of Carbon Black. We produce high-performance as well as standard Gas Blacks, Furnace Blacks, Lamp Blacks, Thermal Blacks and other Specialty Carbon Blacks that tint, colorize and enhance the performance of polymers, plastics, paints and coatings, inks and toners, adhesives and sealants, tires, and mechanical rubber goods such as automotive belts and hoses. Orion runs 14 global production sites globally and four Applied Technology Centers. This group has approximately 1,455 employees worldwide.