Azelis extends partnership with Lonza for polymer & process additives in Europe

14 November 2019

Azelis is pleased to announce the extension of its partnership with Lonza, a global supplier of lubricants, antistats, antifogs, dispersants and processing aids. Effective immediately, this new agreement will see Azelis distribute both Acrawax® and Glycolube™ product ranges in a number of new territories across Eastern and Northern Europe.

Highlights & rationale

  • This new mandate expands the existing partnership between Lonza and Azelis in Benelux and Germany.
  • The Acrawax® and Glycolube™ product lines are complementary to Azelis’ high-quality specialty product portfolio and now allows the local teams to offer a full range of Rubber & Plastic Additives (R&PA) ingredients to the local markets.
  • Lonza found a strong partner in Azelis, based on their market position and extensive knowledge in the plastic additives industry.
  • This mandate extension further underlines Azelis’ global strategy to organically grow and build substantial partnerships with its key suppliers.

The Acrawax® and Glycolube™ products are versatile lubricant additives, which can be used for either internal lubricants in extrusion applications and wood-polymer composites, or external lubricants for extrusion or injection molding applications.Lonza’s slip and antiblock agents are used in various polymer systems and antifogs, while antistats are typically compounded into polymers.

Máté Petzke, Group Principal Manager Lonza at Azelis, comments:

“We are very happy to step up the collaboration with Lonza in the R&PA industry. With this product range, we complete our existing product portfolio and position ourselves as a key player in this industry. Our customers can now access Lonza’s specialty products and obtain our technical expertise and innovative formulation advice in one go.”

Thomas Mittendrein, Distribution Manager at Lonza Coatings & Composites agrees:

“We have been working with Azelis for quite some time and are delighted to extend the partnership across Europe. We are convinced that customers will find a great market partner in Azelis, as their dedicated teams of specialists offer the best service in combination with technical advice and trend information.”

Azelis currently runs 62 market segment specific application labs across the globe. It strives to bring innovative concepts and formulations to all industries and to be a true development partner to all customers. For this work, Azelis is often rewarded with high acknowledgments and awards from industry specialists and independent bodies. For R&PA, Azelis offers a vast product portfolio which includes products of the highest quality including elastomers, natural and synthetic rubber, chemical additives and fillers.