Azelis: Distribution agreement with Synthomer in Eastern Europe

Azelis announced a new agreement with Synthomer for the distribution of its polymers and additives for paints, primers, coatings, sealers and inks. Effective from February 2021, the agreement covers Poland, Russia and Ukraine. It builds upon a successful distribution partnership between the two companies in these regions for Synthomer’s Functional Solutions. Azelis said the new agreement broadens its product offering into the coatings, construction and adhesives market in Poland, and coatings and adhesives in Russia and Ukraine.

Synthomer is a supplier of aqueous polymers and has leadership positions in many markets. By adding these speciality polymers, customers can create advanced new products, and enhance the performance of existing products in the coatings and construction industry, said Azelis. With the acquisition of Omnova Solutions in 2020, Synthomer grew its global manufacturing network, expanded its product portfolio and geographical presence, allowing it to better serve new and existing customers around the world.

Stefan Klötzer, Distribution Manager Europe, Synthomer Functional Solutions, said: “We have chosen Azelis as our preferred partner based on their expertise and coverage in the coatings and adhesives market, their synergistic product portfolio, as well as the strong technical capabilities of their teams. Our current and future customers will get access to a greater selection of products and solutions for different applications and requirements, and will benefit from the direct local contact.”

Frank Bakhuizen, Market Segment Director CASE EMEA at Azelis, said: “The CASE market in Eastern Europe is developing rapidly and expanding our collaboration with Synthomer to include their legacy Omnova product portfolio allows us to serve our customers even better with high quality, market-leading speciality additives, which are complementary to our existing portfolio.”