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Brenntag and Hexion Expand Distribution Agreement for Epoxy Resins in Austria

Published on 2015-05-05. Author : SpecialChem

Brenntag, one of the global market leaders in chemical distribution, and Hexion Inc., a global leader in thermoset resins, announce an expanded cooperation on Epoxy Resins in Austria, effective June 1, 2015.

The expanded agreement strengthens the successful channel partner relationship the two companies have in Europe. Brenntag already represents Hexion in the following countries: Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Croatia, Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia.

“With this step to Austria, we expand our excellent business relationship with Hexion yet again, providing innovative new epoxy products, including water-based technologies designed to serve construction end-markets in a variety of coatings applications,” said Martin Rimmer, European Marketing Manager, Coatings & Construction for Brenntag Europe, Middle East and Africa.

“We are pleased to further expand our relationship with Brenntag, which has an excellent track record representing our epoxy products and a strong sales force with the necessary technical knowledge and commitment to grow our joint business,” said Wouter Jongepier, Business Director, Epoxy Specialties EMEA, Hexion BV. “Our two companies will provide improved service levels, stronger product stocking, and timely technical support to critical industries operating in Austria.”

About Brenntag
Brenntag, the global market leader in chemical distribution, covers all major markets with its extensive product and service portfolio. Headquartered in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany, the company operates a global network with more than 490 locations in 72 countries. In 2014, the company, which has a global workforce of more than 13,500, generated sales of EUR 10.0 billion (USD 13.3 billion). Brenntag connects chemical manufacturers and chemical users. The company supports its customers and suppliers with tailor-made distribution solutions for industrial and specialty chemicals. With over 10,000 products and a world-class supplier base, Brenntag offers one-stop-shop solutions to around 170,000 customers. This includes specific application technology, an extensive technical support and value-added services such as just-in-time delivery, product mixing, formulation, repackaging, inventory management and drum return handling. Long-standing experience and local excellence in the individual countries characterize the global market leader for chemical distribution.

About Hexion
Based in Columbus, Ohio, Hexion Inc. (formerly known as Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc.) is a global leader in thermoset resins. Hexion Inc. serves the global wood and industrial markets through a broad range of thermoset technologies, specialty products and technical support for customers in a diverse range of applications and industries. Hexion Inc. is controlled by investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC.

Source: Brenntag

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