Chemtura’s Great Lakes Solutions flame retardant business expands its distribution relationship with Azelis Americas in the US and Canada

6 January 2017

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Jan 05, 2017 -- Chemtura Corporation (NYSE: CHMT) announces today that Azelis Americas will be the sole distributor for its Great Lakes Solutions flame retardant products* in the USA and Canada. This will encompass the complete brominated and phosphorus flame retardant product portfolios in combination with antimony and synergist and will become effective on Feb 01st, 2017. Chemtura will discontinue its flame retardant business relationship with Chempoint and Nexeo on January 31st, 2017.

Chad Kessler, Commercial Director for Great Lakes Solutions in the Americas, states “Chemtura is committed to enabling our customers’ growth, hence consolidating our distribution channel with Azelis makes sense, given their world-class technical capabilities and supply chain expertise which will allow Chemtura to more efficiently serve all market segments.”

Great Lakes Solutions, Azelis, Chempoint and Nexeo are committed to ensuring a smooth transition for all customers and do not expect any disruptions as a result of this change.  In December Chempoint & Nexeo  contacted all current customers and provided them with transition letter. Azelis has also proactively begun contacting customers to help facilitate the transition.

Customers with questions or who have not been contacted are asked to please contact Chemtura’s Commercial Director Chad Kessler at 203-437-2089.

Frank Bergonzi, CEO and President of Azelis Americas, states, "We are excited to be expanding our relationship with Chemtura.  We have the technical capabilities in the lab and in our sales force to grow this business  for Chemtura.”  Dan Gruber, President of CASE, Azelis Americas adds, “the flame retardant products from Great Lakes Solutions fills a void in our product offering. We are committed to servicing and growing the customer base in the US and in Canada.”

About Chemtura

Chemtura Corporation, with 2015 sales of $1.7 billion, is a global manufacturer and marketer of specialty chemicals. Additional information concerning Chemtura is available at

*Great Lakes Solutions Flame Retardant Products – Brominated Flame Retardants,    Phosphorous Flame Retardant, Antimony, Synergists & Smoke Suppressants.