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BASF & Nexeo Partner to Distribute High-performance Solvents in USA & Canada

Published on 2016-02-10. Author : SpecialChem

WOODLANDS, TX, and FLORHAM PARK, NJ -- BASF signs an exclusive distribution agreement with Nexeo Solutions, a privately owned chemical distributor, for the distribution of certain Specialty High-Performance Solvents in the United States and Canada. Through this exclusive relationship, Nexeo gains access to a BASF product offering that is well aligned with its focused markets.

BASF & Nexeo Partner
BASF & Nexeo Partner
Fig. 1: BASF & Nexeo Partner

BASF is one of the leading domestic producers of specialty high-performance solvent chemistries including:

• Glycol diethers (or Glymes): a polar, non-protic solvent used in inks, specialty coatings, adhesives and cleaning compounds

• 1,3-Dioxolane: a solvent or reagent used to dissolve polar polymers such as polyesters, epoxies and urethanes

• 1,4-Dioxane: a process solvent mainly used in the manufacture of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and fine chemicals

“Nexeo’s market knowledge and technical expertise make them the right distributor for BASF on these products,” said Eduardo Padilla, Director of Corporate Distribution, BASF. "Customers in the U.S. and Canada will benefit from their excellent service and capabilities."

“This is a tremendous opportunity to extend what is already a strong business relationship between BASF and Nexeo,” said Federico Montaner, Business Director-Specialty Chemicals.

About Nexeo Solutions

Nexeo Solutions is one of the largest global chemical and plastics distributors with a centralized business model. With operations worldwide, Nexeo offers over 26,000 products used in a broad cross-section of industries, including chemicals manufacturing, oil and gas, paints and coatings, automotive, healthcare and personal care. Nexeo distributes these products in North America, EMEA, and Asia. The company provides broad logistics capabilities, in-depth market knowledge, dedicated technical expertise and Environmental Services. As a private company employing more than 2,500 employees, Nexeo connects a network of over 1,200 suppliers with a diverse base of more than 28,000 customers.

About BASF


BASF creates chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As one of the world’s leading chemical companies, it combines economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Its products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life.

Source: BASF

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