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Nordmann, Rassmann to Distribute Stepan’s Range of Polyester Polyols

Published on 2015-01-22. Author : SpecialChem

Hamburg -- Nordmann, Rassmann has a new distribution partner: as of now, NRC is marketing the company Stepan’s polyester polyols for the CASE market to the Scandinavian countries. Distribution in Germany and Austria will follow as of 1 January 2015.
Stepan’s product portfolio contains commercial and industrial surfactants, nutritional oils and polyester polyols for rigid and flexible foam. With the acquisition of Bayer’s MaterialScience North American polyester polyol business in 2013, Stepan enhanced its robust polyester polyol line and gained a world class production facility in Columbus, GA, USA.

In combination with their Polish site in Brzeg Dolny, Stepan is now expanding business into the CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers) markets with its STEPANPOL® product range. In Europe, NRC is currently distributing the following products in the Nordic countries via its subsidiary KEMI-INTRESSEN and will be marketing them soon in Germany and Austria:

STEPANPOL® aliphatic polyester polyols – these offer greater light stability and non-yellowing properties while providing durability, solvent resistance and tear strength.

STEPANPOL® aromatic polyester polyols – these make use of phthalic anhydride to take advantage of ortho-ester linkage, thereby delivering enhanced hydrolytic stability and diverse substrate adhesion while simultaneously improving abrasion resistance and overall hardness.

The major end uses for these CASE polyesters include liquid and hot melt urethane adhesives, cast elastomers, thermoplastic polyurethanes and polyurethane dispersions, as well as energy cure and conventional cure surface coatings.

With the complete portfolio of aliphatic and aromatic polyester polyols, NRC’s new cooperation partner underscores its commitment to being the global market leader in esterification. The publicly-traded manufacturer of specialty and intermediate chemicals was founded in Chicago in 1932.

About Nordmann, Rassmann

Established in 1912 by Eduard Nordmann and Fritz Rassmann as a company trading in natural rubber, Nordmann, Rassmann today is an international group undertaking with a shared focus on the distribution of chemical and natural raw materials as well as specialty chemicals. With our group headquarters situated in the heart of Hamburg and eleven subsidiaries banded throughout Europe, our distribution and sales forces serve as important links that join suppliers from around the globe to customers from the wider manufacturing industry. We deliver individualized solutions for the manufacture of goods that are tailor-made to fit your needs. We’re sure to find the right product for you in our extensive range of high-quality, technically-sophisticated raw materials and specialty chemicals.

Source: Nordmann, Rassmann 

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