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Azelis to Offer Lonza’s Range of Biocides for Adhesives & Sealants

Published on 2017-01-13. Author : SpecialChem

Azelis to Offer Lonza’s Range of Biocides
Azelis to Offer Lonza’s Range of Biocides

Azelis has extended distribution agreement to offer Lonza’s Materials Protection ingredients to industrial market segments such as paints, coatings, inks, emulsion polymerization, adhesives and sealants, marine paints, building products, construction auxiliaries and mineral slurries. The agreement covers Germany, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Benelux, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and Ukraine. Azelis has already been serving Lonza in France and Italy for more than ten years and Turkey since 2015.

Agreement Strengthens Azelis’s Position

The new mandate has strengthened Azelis’ position in offering a broad portfolio of industrial biocides with a best in class regulatory expertise and technical support to clients in these markets.

Criteria to Select Azalis

Per Westin, Head of Global Sales, Coatings & Composites SBU Lonza, comments: “We chose Azelis because of their ability to offer customer service and satisfaction through experience, knowledge of the products and applications and their approach to product stewardship and regulatory compliance. We are looking forward to working with Azelis in this expanded partnership.”

To support the development of its biocide business, Azelis has employed Gilles Pradier as Business Development Manager for this segment. Pradier is a biocide specialist with over 20 years’ experience in marketing and sales of industrial biocides, with previous roles including a global specialty chemicals company. Based in the Azelis Paris office, Pradier will support the regional teams commercially and technically, as well as design and implement specific regional strategies for each target market.

Thomas Schlenstedt, Azelis Group Principal Manager for Lonza, adds: “Lonza is one of the global leaders in the field of industrial preservation with over 20 active substances supported in Europe. With its broad range of formulated biocides such as Proxel® in-can preservatives and Zinc Omadine® dry film preservatives, we are well equipped to offer the most appropriate solution for our customers. By providing innovative solutions based on synergistic combination of substances with low skin sensitizing and environmentally friendly profiles, we can help customers avoid negative labelling impact for their products.”

Lonza biocides will complement the Azelis portfolio of additives and resins in water borne formulations, giving customers an extended choice of products.

Lonza is also a strategic supplier for Azelis Americas, who has an agreement covering all of the USA.

About Lonza

Lonza is one of the world's leading and most-trusted suppliers to the Pharma & Biotech and Specialty Ingredient markets. It harness science and technology to create products that make people's and animals' lives healthier and that enhance the overall quality of life and well-being. Its products and services range from active pharmaceutical ingredients and stem-cell therapies to drinking water sanitizers, from industrial preservatives to microbial control solutions that combat dangerous viruses, bacteria and other pathogens, from the manufacture of vitamin B compounds and organic personal care ingredients to agricultural services and products.

About Azelis

Azelis is one of the leading global specialty chemicals distributors. It provides a diverse range of products and innovative services to more than 25,000 customers. Its in-depth local knowledge is supported by an international structure and value-added services including high levels of technical support and tailored solutions.

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Source: Azelis
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