Azelis Americas CASE Appointed U.S. Distributor of Polyurethane Additives by Momentive

10 March 2020

Westport, CT – Azelis Americas CASE, LLC has been appointed by Momentive Performance Materials USA LLC as distributor of its polyurethane additives products for the entire U.S. Based in Waterford, N.Y., Momentive is one of the world's largest producers of silicones and silicone derivatives, including polyurethane additives. The appointment is effective May 10, 2020.

Highlights & rationale

  • The agreement expands Azelis’ commercial relationship with Momentive. Azelis Americas CASE is also a distributor for the Momentive silanes business.
  • The relationship provides an excellent platform for organic sales growth in a critical segment of the market served by Azelis Americas CASE.
  • Momentive’s polyurethane additive product line is a strategic fit to the Azelis Americas CASE offerings for urethane customers in the flexible slabstock, rigids, molded, and CASE markets.
  • This agreement underlines Azelis’ commitment to organically grow with its key partners.

Thuan Nguyen, Momentive Global Segment Leader – PU Rigids, Molded & Specialties, commented:

“Azelis Americas CASE is a premier CASE distributor in the U.S. We look forward to growing the Momentive polyurethanes additives business across the U.S. by leveraging their technical sales force, market intelligence and application labs”

Frank Bergonzi, CEO and President, Azelis Americas, said:

“Adding the Momentive polyurethane additives product line to our CASE portfolio is an ideal fit. Momentive’s products offer our customers the best in class quality and performance. Our sales, technical and customer support teams are eager to expand the use of these technologies with our customer base.”

For more than 50 years, Momentive’s Niax* brand has enabled the efficient and consistent production of a wide array of foam products. Niax additives for flexible polyurethane foam feature open and fine cells, highly effective fire retardancy, improved density distribution and low volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions. Niax additives for rigid polyurethane foam can provide improved blowing agent compatibility, solubility and miscibility, as well as enhanced thermal conductivity, dimensional stability, flow leveling and adhesion promotion.

Momentive’s Geolite* modifiers help flexible slabstock foam producers broaden their offering of foam grades, including softer foams. This product family typically permits more water use in processing slabstock foam, allowing producers to economically eliminate or substantially reduce the use of auxiliary blowing agents. Foam producers can also achieve softer foams when using Geolite softening and stabilizing additives with CO2 processing equipment.

Momentive also offers diverse catalyst solutions for specialty applications. These catalysts can offer varying degrees of delayed action and hydrolytic stability to meet our customers’ processing needs.

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*Niax and Geolite are trademarks of Momentive Performance Materials Inc.

About Momentive Performance Materials

Based in Waterford, N.Y., Momentive is one of the world's largest producers of silicones and silicone derivatives.

Silicones are a multi-functional family of materials used in thousands of products and serve as a critical ingredient in many construction, transportation, healthcare, personal care, electronic, consumer and agricultural uses. Silicones are generally used as an additive to a wide variety of end products in order to provide or enhance certain attributes, such as resistance (heat, ultraviolet light and chemical), lubrication, adhesion or viscosity. Some of the most well-known end-use product applications include bath and shower caulk, pressure sensitive adhesive labels, foam products, cosmetics and tires.

Momentive's materials solutions are used as springboards for innovation in hundreds of consumer and industrial applications ranging from car engines to biomedical devices to integrated circuits. Industries served include aerospace, agriculture, appliances, automotive, construction, electronics, furniture and furnishings, healthcare, home care, industrial, lighting, packaging, personal care, plastics, semiconductor, telecommunications, tire, transportation, and water purification.

Contact information

Momentive Performance Materials
Philipp Toennemann
Marketing Communications
T: +49 214 30 46503

About Azelis

Azelis is a leading distributor of specialty chemicals and food ingredients present in over 50 countries across the globe with around 2,200 employees . Our knowledgeable teams of industry, market and technical experts are each dedicated to a specific market within Life Sciences and Industrial Chemicals. We offer a lateral value chain of complementary products to about 40,000 customers, creating a turnover of €2.15 billion. In the US we operate under a number of renowned co-brands that cater to the various markets in the region.

Throughout our extensive network of over 60 application laboratories, our award-winning technical staff help customers develop formulations. We combine a global reach with a local focus to offer a reliable, integrated service to local customers and attractive business opportunities to principals. And we believe in building and nurturing solid, honest and transparent relationships with our people and partners.

Impact through ideas. Innovation through formulation.

Contact information

Azelis Americas
Terry Mullin
Corporate Communications
T: 203 883 1477