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Kuraray Announces IMCD UK as their Distribution Partner for the Mowital® & Pioloform® Grades of Polyvinyl Butyrals

Published on 2011-01-10. Author : SpecialChem

ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands -- Kuraray Europe has announced the appointment of IMCD UK as their distribution partner for the Mowital® & Pioloform® grades of Polyvinyl Butyrals (PVB). This will move their exclusive representation of the Mowital® & Pioloform® range of Polyvinyl Butyrals (PVB) in the UK and Ireland region to IMCD UK Limited.

IMCD UK will supply the full range of Kuraray Europe's binders and cobinders for coatings, printing inks, ceramics and textile printing in addition to wetting agents for grindings, adhesives and hotmelts.

IMCD UK has an established reputation as a valued supplier to the UK inks, adhesive, textile, rubber & plastic sectors. Its product offering, actively promoted by IMCD UK's dedicated team of technical sales executives, will be further strengthened by this new package from the Kuraray Europe's product range. "This is an important development with Kuraray Europe", says Marcus Jordan, IMCD UK Ltd Business Manager, "as this business compliments the Kuraray Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA) relationship which has been in place with IMCD UK for over 20 years."

"This is a fine example of how a mutual, transparent strategy for growth can benefit all stakeholders involved, a strategy that IMCD as a group continues to replicate in all areas of the business", concludes Jordan. IMCD UK will hold at their Cheshire based warehouse a comprehensive inventory of Kuraray Europe PVB products including Mowital® B16H, Mowital® B20H, Mowital® B30H & Mowital® B60H to name but a few.

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, Australia, New Zealand, Africa & Asia, IMCD provides its partners with optimum tailored solutions for multi-territory distribution management. Headquartered in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, IMCD has a turnover of € 1 billion and employs 950 professionals in 34 countries who provide best in class expertise for major global producers.

About Kuraray

Kuraray is an international speciality chemical company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Founded in 1926, the company achieves global sales of approx. 3 billion Euro with roughly 6,600 employees. Kuraray is one of the world's largest suppliers of polymers and synthetic micro-fibres. The company is a leader in the development and application of innovative high-performance materials. With 600 employees Kuraray Europe GmbH (KEG) is a 100% subsidiary located in Frankfurt am Main. KEG is the leading supplier of Polyvinyl Alcohol (MOWIOL/POVAL) and Polyvinyl- Butyral (MOWITAL/PIOLOFORM) in Europe. These specialized chemical products can be found in many areas of daily life: in paper, textiles, packaging materials, printing inks, paints, adhesives, cosmetics and technical ceramics. Under the TROSIFOL brand name KEG produces PVB films for laminated safety glass for automotive, architecture and solar glass applications. The product offer also includes chemical specialities, activated carbon, thermoplastic elastomer, synthetic fibres, synthetic leather and medical products.

Source: IMCD

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