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Arkema Molecular Sieves appoints Azelis Americas as its molecular sieves distributor for CASE markets

26 March 2020

Arkema, a world leader in molecular sieves manufacturing, has appointed Azelis Americas CASE, LLC as its exclusive distributor to handle sales of molecular sieves in the coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers (CASE) markets in certain states of the United States.

Effective April 1, 2020, Azelis Americas CASE, LLC (Azelis) will represent the CASE business of Arkema molecular sieves across all the United States, except for Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Arizona and Utah.

Arkema will use Azelis’ extensive network of CASE specialized technical sales representatives to more effectively market Arkema’s Siliporite® molecular sieves products to Azelis CASE customers in its territory. Azelis will exclusively promote the Siliporite SA1720, NK30AP, NK10AP & G5XP range of Arkema molecular sieves.

With decades of CASE experience and a skilled technical sales team, Azelis is well-positioned to promote Arkema’s molecular sieves offerings in their territory. Azelis already has experience with Arkema’s molecular sieves line of products and this new agreement serves to formalize a longstanding relationship.

“Azelis is excited about the opportunity to leverage its many years of CASE experience, our application labs and customer relationships to help grow the Arkema molecular sieves business in our marketplace,” said Dan Gruber, managing director for new business development at CASE, Americas.

“To better address the requirements of the fragmented polyurethane U.S. market, we want to partner with a distributor who has a combination of nationwide coverage from a salesforce and storage capacity standpoint, as well as an outstanding technical team that has a thorough understanding of the benefits of our products and services for their customers,” said Olivier Griperay, sales and business director of Arkema Molecular Sieves, Americas. “Having Azelis as one of our sales representatives will provide added value to existing and future customers.”

An Azelis Americas CASE technical service representative (TSR) will soon reach out to all customers. In the meantime, any questions should be directed to Kim Grant, Azelis Customer Service at Ph: 513-330-3115 or kim.grant@azelis.com to inquire about Arkema’s Siliporite® molecular sieves products and to process orders.

For more information about the Azelis/Arkema collaboration, please contact Terry Mullin at tel: +1-203-883-1477 or email at terry.mullin@azelis.com and/or Olivier Griperay at tel: +1-610-205-7991 or email at olivier.griperay@arkema.com

About Arkema

A designer of materials and innovative solutions, Arkema shapes materials and creates new uses that accelerate customer performance. Our balanced business portfolio spans high-performance materials, industrial specialties and coating solutions. Our globally recognized brands are ranked among the leaders in the markets we serve. Reporting annual sales of €8.7 billion ($9.7 billion USD) in 2019, we employ approximately 20,500 people worldwide and operate in close to 55 countries. We are committed to active engagement with all our stakeholders. Our research centers in North America, France and Asia concentrate on advances in bio-based products, new energies, water management, electronic solutions, lightweight materials and design, home efficiency and insulation. www.arkema.com

About Azelis

Azelis is a leading distributor of specialty chemicals and food ingredients in over 40 countries across the globe with approximately 2,000 employees. Our knowledgeable teams of industry, market and technical experts are dedicated to a specific market within Life Sciences and Industrial Chemicals. It offers a lateral value chain of complementary products to about 40,000 customers, creating a turnover of €2.15 billion (2019). Throughout its extensive network of more than 60 application laboratories, Azelis’ award-winning technical staff helps customers develop formulations. It combines a global reach with a local focus to offer a reliable, integrated service to local customers and attractive business opportunities to principals. Azelis believes in building and nurturing solid, honest and transparent relationships with its people and partners. Impact through ideas. Innovation through formulation. www.azelis.com/americas/case Siliporite is a registered trademark of the ARKEMA Group.

Press Contact:

Stan Howard (Arkema)
Tel.: 610 205 7027
E-mail: stan.howard@arkema.com

Terry Mullin (Azelis Americas)
Tel.: 203 883 1477
Email: terry.mullin@azelis.com

Commercial Contacts:

Olivier Griperay (Arkema)
Tel.: 610-205-7991
E-mail: olivier.griperay@arkema.com

Kim Grant (Azelis Customer Service)
Tel.: 513-330-3115
E-mail: kim.grant@azelis.com

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