Azelis to distribute Allessa Print Industry products in Europe and Russia

26 June 2008

Peter Fields

Azelis, the European distributor of specialty chemicals, has signed a contract with Allessa Chemie GmbH to distribute Allessa’s Reflex Blue additive for inks and Allessan APT, an additive for paper coating, throughout Europe (except Germany, Austria, Switzerland & Italy) and Russia. The distribution arrangement will start 1st July 2008.

Reflex Blue is a finely ground flush paste with particularly high colour strength, recommended for sheetfed and web offset printing inks. Allessan APT improves colour brightness, gives better water resistance and reduces smearing. These highly technical new products complement Azelis’s existing portfolio for the paper and ink industries.

Jean-Christophe Passerini, Allessa’s Central Interface Manager at Azelis, said: “Allessa chose to work with Azelis because our pan-European specialised international business built up over many years exactly matched its own development strategy, and because of our renowned technical knowledge and support throughout the region.

“For customers, the new arrangement will mean greater access throughout Europe to these exciting new products, along with specialist technical support for ongoing lines and new product development.”

Allessa Chemie recently acquired the Reflex Blue business from Clariant.

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About AllessaChemie GmbH:
· AllessaChemie GmbH, with its head quarters in Frankfurt, Germany, is a partner for the production of chemical intermediates and specialty chemicals. Its customers are in the agricultural, pharmaceutical, pigment and dye industries.

· AllessaChemie GmbH offers a comprehensive plant capacity. Thanks to its broad technology and equipment spectrum, AllessaChemie GmbH is in a position to develop complex, multi-stage syntheses – often exclusively produced for one customer.

· AllessaChemie GmbH offers additional services such as drying, milling and mixing of products or analytics for research, development and quality assurance. The company is certified according to DIN ISO 9001 and 14001.

· The Reflex Blue product line has been manufactured at the Offenbach site since 1970.