French speciality chemicals distributor Safic-Alcan to distribute Braskem's Unilene range of resins in Europe

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French speciality chemicals distributor Safic-Alcan to distribute Braskem's Unilene range of resins in Europe

March 13, 2018 - 10:08
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PUTEAUX, France, March 12, 2018 (Press Release) -SAFIC-ALCAN has been appointed by BRASKEM to distribute their UNILENE range. The agreement is effective immediately.

BRASKEM, the biggest thermoplastic resins producer in the Americas, has selected SAFIC-ALCAN for the distribution of its full range of UNILENE resins in several European countries. The agreement includes: United Kingdom, France, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and the Adriatic region.

UNILENE is the ideal material for high performance applications in the rubber, adhesives and coatings industries. These thermoplastic aromatic C9 hydrocabon resins are compatible with most solvents and polymeric materials.

UNILENE resins allow improving the processability of rubber compounds, fillers incorporation, dispersion and tack of the mixture. They also provide tack, wetting, cohesion, open time control and water repellency in hot melt and solvent based adhesives.

“BRASKEM is happy to appoint SAFIC-ALCAN to be our distributor in the above mentioned countries” said Rutger de Mos, Sales Manager Specialties at BRASKEM Netherlands BV. “We trust SAFIC-ALCAN to be the right partner for increasing market share in the appointed countries in Europe of our UNILENE resins”

“Rubber & Adhesives are parts of the DNA of SAFIC-ALCAN group. So, we are very happy to have been appointed by BRASKEM and to represent a such strong and reliable company” stated Philippe Combette, CEO of Safic-Alcan.

About SAFIC-ALCAN

SAFIC-ALCAN is a French independent distributor of speciality chemicals headquartered in Paris-La Défense (France). The Company develops and provides wide ranges of polymers, materials and additives for the rubber, coatings, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics industries.

The Group is present in all major countries of the European Union, as well as in Turkey, and China with on-going strategic development in Eastern Europe, the USA and Mexico. In 2016, SAFIC-ALCAN posted sales revenues of 508 M€.

About BRASKEM

With a global, human-oriented vision of the future, BRASKEM's 8,000 members strive to improve people's lives by creating sustainable solutions in chemistry and plastics. It is the largest resin producer in the Americas, with an annual output of 20 million metric tons, including basic chemicals and petrochemicals, and R$55 billion in revenue in 2016. It exports to Customers in approximately 100 countries and operates 41 industrial units, located in Brazil, the United States, Germany, and Mexico - the latter in partnership with Mexico-based company Idesa.