Azelis Americas new distribution partner for BASF’s Lupragen portfolio of polyurethane catalysts in North America

27 April 2021

  • BASF’s Lupragen PU catalysts complement Azelis’ distribution portfolio of PU additives
  • Solution for customers in coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers market

FLORHAM PARK, NJ – April 27, 2021 – Azelis Americas CASE, LLC will exclusively distribute BASF’s polyurethane catalyst portfolio which is marketed under the Lupragen® brand in North America. The two companies concluded a contractual agreement, which goes into immediate effect.

The BASF Lupragen portfolio allows Azelis to offer polyurethane customers unparalleled formulating advantages in the regional coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers (CASE) market.

“With this collaboration, we are excited to expand our relationship with Azelis to provide our customers across North America broad access to our Lupragen portfolio,” said Kevin Anderson, Vice President Business Management, Amines, Acetylenics & Carbonyl Derivatives, BASF North America.

“Azelis Americas CASE is thrilled to extend our relationship with BASF which allows us to offer a variety of tailored solutions to our customers and help grow the BASF Polyurethane catalyst business,” said Dan Gruber, Managing Director, New Business Development, CASE, Azelis Americas.

BASF’s Lupragen portfolio
BASF is a renowned leading producer of amines globally, including amine catalysts for polyurethanes which are marketed under the Lupragen® brand. BASF offers a comprehensive portfolio of amine catalysts including several low-VOC catalysts which help to address the increasing target of sustainable emissions reduction. With a vast global production network, BASF can offer excellent quality, supply reliability and worldwide production availability. With extensive innovation expertise, BASF is well positioned to service the individualized market-oriented development needs of our customers. Typical PU catalysts are tertiary amines that promote reaction between isocyanate and polyol. BASF’s versatile product portfolio offers a variety of catalyst choices allowing for more precise control of PU formation to favor either the blowing or gelling reaction. This versatility provides formulators the ability to produce PU material with customized properties for an assortment of end uses, including rigid, semi-rigid, or flexible foams and Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants, and Elastomers (CASE) applications.