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BASF Appoints Ribelin Sales for Distribution of Polyurethane Chemicals to Sealants and Elastomers Market

Published on 2011-03-01. Author : SpecialChem

WYANDOTTE, MI -- BASF has appointed Ribelin Sales, Inc. as a southeast and Gulf Coast US distributor for polyurethane chemicals to the CASE (Coatings, Adhesives & Binders, Sealants and Elastomers) market. In this International Year of Chemistry, BASF is proud to be a leading supplier to the CASE industry where our products are problem solvers for many of the world's future challenges.

With world-scale production facilities in Geismar, Louisiana, BASF has a strong presence in the CASE market via the direct and distribution sales channels. The addition of Ribelin to the southeast and Gulf Coast regions strengthens BASF's presence, and further emphasizes the strategic importance of the CASE market segment.

"Ribelin Sales Inc. and the entire Koda Distribution Group welcome the opportunity to work with BASF and their top-quality technical support system in the southeast and Gulf Coast region. Considering our past successes with polyurethanes in this territory, we look forward to representing BASF polyurethane chemicals beginning in March," said Robert Spadoni, CEO of Koda Distribution Group and President of Ribelin Sales, Inc.

BASF is a market leader in polyurethanes and supplies Lupranate® aromatic MDI and TDI isocyanates and Pluracol® polyether and graft copolymer polyols. With a comprehensive portfolio of isocyanates and polyether polyols for the CASE industry, these products can be formulated to create a variety of coatings, adhesive, sealant, elastomer, and other specialty products.

About BASF Polyurethanes

BASF is the leading supplier of Polyurethane Solutions for systems, specialties and PU basic products. With its global network of 38 polyurethane system houses and its comprehensive product and service portfolio, BASF is the preferred partner of its customers in many industries.

With its world-scale plants, BASF secures its leading market position in the production of polyurethane basic products in all regions of the world. Polyurethanes make life more comfortable, safer and more pleasant while helping to save energy sustainably. They contribute towards improved insulation of buildings and more attractive, lightweight design of cars. Producers of shoe soles, mattresses and household goods as well as sports equipment use the unique advantages of polyurethanes provided with the knowledge and expertise of the polyurethane experts of BASF world-wide.

BASF - The Chemical Company

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has approximately 16,000 employees in North America, and had sales of $13 billion in 2009.

BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics and performance products to agricultural products, fine chemicals and oil and gas. As a reliable partner BASF creates chemistry to help its customers in virtually all industries to be more successful. With its high-value products and intelligent solutions, BASF plays an important role in finding answers to global challenges such as climate protection, energy efficiency, nutrition and mobility. BASF posted sales of more than €50 billion in 2009 and had approximately 105,000 employees as of the end of the year.

Source: BASF


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