12 May 2016
Effective April 25th, 2016 the four Azelis Americas’ CASE companies (E.W. Kaufmann, GMZ Inc., P.T. Hutchins and Ribelin Sales) will be the authorized Sales Agent for Bruggolite® Reducing Agents from BruggemannChemical U.S., Inc. for select accounts.
The deal was signed at the ACS show in Indianapolis, IN. Representing Azelis Americas were Dan Gruber, President CASE Azelis Americas, as well as Chris Martin, the newly appointed Principal Manager CASE for Azelis Americas. From BruggemannChemical U.S., Inc. were Ed McDade, President and Mike O’Shaughnessy, Vice President.
The agreement between BruggemannChemical U.S., Inc. and Azelis Americas is for the four Azelis Americas CASE companies to be the exclusive sales agents in the USA for select customers. The line consists of Bruggolite®E01, Bruggolite®L35, and Bruggolite®L40 (Granules, Powders & Liquids) in addition to their line of Advanced Formaldehyde-Free Reducing Agents Bruggolite®FF6M and Bruggolite®E28. When used in emulsion polymerization, these reducing agents can alter polymer morphology and improve performance while also reducing VOC’s and odor from free residual monomer.
Dan Gruber, President CASE Azelis Americas states, “we are proud to be representing BruggemannChemical U.S., Inc. and their fine line of reducing agents. We have been working on adding these products to our portfolio for our CASE companies for some time now and are very excited about this opportunity. Based on their technology and superior performance, we are confident about growing this business by continuing to add value and offering innovative products for our customers.”
Chris Martin, Principal Manger CASE Azelis Americas adds: “this is the premier line of reducing agents as well as a new relationship with a strategic and valuable principal. We look forward to working together and expanding this relationship in the future."
Paul Fithian, Regional Sales Manager for BruggemannChemical U.S., Inc. stated “We look forward to expanding our reach to companies involved in emulsion polymerization with the talented Azelis team.”
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About Azelis Americas Company
Azelis Americas (formerly KODA Distribution Group) is a leader in specialty chemical distribution in the US and Canada. Azelis Americas is organized around industry sectors in the following focus markets: CASE (Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants & Elastomers), Specialty Ag/Horticulture, Personal Care, Homecare & Industrial Cleaning, Pharma, Chemical Industries, Rubber and Plastic Additives, Lubricants and Metalworking Fluids. Azelis Americas will continue to operate in the USA and Canada using its existing business model and go-to-market strategy. Its renowned local brands will be maintained and co-branded with the Azelis visual identity, thereby emphasizing its local focus on absolute customer service, now backed by a global structure.
Azelis Americas is headquartered in Stamford, CT. www.azelisamericas.com
Azelis Americas is part of the Azelis Group which is based in Antwerp, Belgium.
About BruggemannChemical U.S., Inc.
L. Brüggemann KG is the only Western producer of sodium hydroxymethanesulfoxylate (also known as sodium formaldehyde sulfoxylate or SFS). As a leading producer and research company in the area of sulfur-based reducing agents, we have a wide range of sulfinic acid derivatives. BruggemannChemical U.S., Inc. is committed to providing our customers with user friendly and innovative products. High quality standards and reactivity allow efficient dosing and a competitive advantage. Bruggolite®FF6M and Bruggolite®E28 are completely free of formaldehyde, have higher reactivity, and do not cause yellowing when used in production of emulsion polymers. When smaller quantities are used, better results are achieved compared to traditional reducing agents in redox formulations.