BASF Asphalt Performance selects Azelis as its national distributor for polymer dispersions for the asphalt industry in Turkey

2 July 2020

  • The recently concluded mandate further develops the relationship between Azelis and BASF in Turkey, that is marked by success, expertise and reliability
  • This agreement further strengthens Azelis' position in the asphalt market in Turkey

BASF selected Azelis as its exclusive distributor for polymer dispersions and other products specifically designed to improve asphalt performance. Azelis, the preferred partner for dispersions, resins, formulation and performance additives in Turkey since 2019, will now also distribute the current and future portfolio of BASF Asphalt Performance in Turkey. The portfolio comprises products for the modification of hot mix asphalt as well as bitumen emulsions.

“We are confident that Azelis Turkey's local team of asphalt specialists will ensure that our asphalt customers receive excellent service and support for solutions customized to meet their complex bitumen requirements,” says Erkin Ataman, Manager, Dispersions, Resins and Additives for Turkey and Northwest Africa at BASF. “Azelis has been a reliable partner in Turkey. It has led us to decide that we would develop this partnership further in the coming years.”

Azelis is a leading global distributor of specialty chemicals. The company offers a diverse range of products and innovative services. With over 60 application laboratories across the world and a highly trained technical team, Azelis provides specialist support to customers and suppliers.

“We are very pleased to be the distributor of BASF Asphalt Performance products in Turkey,” adds Sertaç Sürür, Managing Director of Azelis Turkey.  “BASF is a leading supplier of asphalt performance products worldwide, with a particular strength in cold-mix applications. It has an excellent reputation for quality and innovation, which perfectly matches Azelis’ ambition of providing first-class service to all of its customers. BASF’s polymer dispersions for asphalt modification further expand Azelis’ current product portfolio, thereby strengthening its cooperation with asphalt customers.”

Since the beginning of 2019, BASF has been working on new and sustainable solutions for asphalt mixtures within the central Asphalt Performance platform. BASF's current portfolio includes Butonal® latex dispersions. These high-quality SBR polymer dispersions have been successfully used for many years for bitumen emulsion applications throughout the world.

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