Hexion Inc. Names U.S. and Canada Distributor for its Epoxy Specialty and Base Epoxy Resins and Intermediates Businesses
COLUMBUS, Ohio - (February 28, 2019) - Hexion Inc. (“Hexion” or the “Company”) today announced it has named Brenntag North America, Inc., part of the Brenntag Group (“Brenntag”) as its national distribution partner for its Epoxy Specialty and Base Epoxy Resins and Intermediates businesses in the United States and Canada.
“We are pleased to expand our relationship with Brenntag as a distribution partner because of their commitment to strong customer service throughout the sales process,” said Ann Frederix, Senior Vice President, Epoxy Specialties. “As a global market leader in chemical distribution, Brenntag has extensive experience as a distributor for a variety of resins and epoxy products, as well as a strong technical sales team.”
“We are excited to be aligned with Hexion, an industry leading supplier of epoxy resins,” said Ted Davlantes, Vice President, Coatings and Construction, Brenntag North America. “These products will provide us with a robust spectrum of epoxy solutions for our customers.”
Hexion is a leading producer of epoxy specialty resins, modifiers and curing agents in Europe and the United States with a global reach to its end markets. Epoxy resins are the fundamental component of many types of materials and are often used in the automotive, construction, wind energy, aerospace and electronics industries due to their superior adhesion, strength and chemical resistance. Epoxy specialty resins are also used for a variety of high-end coating applications. Epoxy-based surface coatings are among the most widely used industrial coatings due to their long service life and broad application functionality combined with overall economic efficiency. Hexion also leverages its resin and additives position to supply custom resins to specialty coatings formulators. Hexion is also one of the world’s largest suppliers of basic epoxy resins, such as solid epoxy resin (“SER”) and liquid epoxy resin (“LER”), used in a wide variety of industrial coatings applications.
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. Additional information about Hexion Inc. and its products is available at www.hexion.com.
Brenntag, the global market leader in chemical distribution, covers all major markets with its extensive product and service portfolio. Headquartered in Essen, Germany, the company operates a global network with more than 530 locations in 73 countries and a workforce of more than 16,000 employees. In 2017, the company generated sales of EUR 11.7 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 185,000 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. For more information on Brenntag North America, please visit www.brenntagnorthamerica.com.
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