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IMCD to Distribute Eastman Nonphthalate Plasticizers in Benelux and Germany

Published on 2012-02-02. Author : SpecialChem

ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands -- IMCD Group is delighted to announce the extension of the partnership with Eastman Chemical Company for their range of nonphthalate plasticizers to include Germany and Benelux. This includes Eastman Benzoflex™, TXIB™ formulation additive, Eastman 168™ (DEHT) and Eastman™ Triacetin ranges.

Barry Ferguson, IMCD's Marketing Manager for Plastics / PU / Rubber, comments on the deal: "This further strengthens the existing partnership between Eastman and IMCD. Eastman is a market leader for non-phthalate plasticizers and with their increased production capacities of Eastman 168 ™ non phthalate plasticizer in 2011, we are confident that the growth opportunities will only continue in future."

This extended cooperation will allow IMCD to further benefit from having access to a broad portfolio containing PVC, plastics, polyurethanes, adhesives, sealant and other miscellaneous applications of phthalate-free plasticizers and partnership with the world's largest, innovative, non-phthalate plasticizer manufacturer. In addition to that, IMCD offers Eastman world class logistical excellence, a strong technical team, complimentary product lines, strategy alignment and central coordination.

Lorna Williams, Eastman's Business Development Manager - Plasticizers, Adhesives & Sealants - EMEA, added: "Our goal is to deliver the best service to our customers and IMCD is the perfect partner for that."

Eastman's range of non-phthalate plasticizers are covered by IMCD in: Baltic States, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Poland Portugal Russia, Spain, Sweden and the UK.

About IMCD Group

IMCD Group B.V. is a leading company in sales, marketing and distribution of specialty chemicals and food ingredients. With a network of offices and warehouses located in Europe, Asia-Pacific and Africa, IMCD provides its partners with optimum tailored solutions for multi-territory distribution management. Headquartered in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, IMCD has a turnover of € 1.1 billion and employs about 1100 professionals in 35 countries who provide best in class expertise for major global producers.

About Eastman

Eastman’s chemicals, fibers and plastics are used as key ingredients in products that people use every day. Approximately 10,000 Eastman employees around the world blend technical expertise and innovation to deliver practical solutions. The company is committed to finding sustainable business opportunities within the diverse markets and geographies it serves. A global company headquartered in Kingsport, Tenn., USA, Eastman had 2010 sales of $5.8 billion.

Source: IMCD Group

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