BASF names Ribelin, an Azelis Company, as kaolin distributor for the West and Southwest regions of the U.S.

31 August 2018

Agreement expands on Ribelin’s current coverage of Southeast territory

Charlotte, NC – BASF signed a distribution agreement with Ribelin, an Azelis Company, a leading specialty chemicals distributor, to manage its portfolio of kaolin products in the West and Southwest regions of the U.S. The business will be fully transitioned by December 1, 2018.

“There’s tremendous opportunity with this territory expansion as we continue to strengthen our relationship with Azelis,” said Jan Jeffries, Kaolin Sales Director, BASF. “Our kaolin customers will greatly benefit from Ribelin’s technical expertise and great customer service.”

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