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World Chemical Distributor Directory Newsletter

Chemical Distributor News Summer 2018

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Fecc Annual Congress 2018 Review
“Towards innovative business models in Chemical Distribution 4.0”

Building on the success of last year's congress, the FECC Congress 2018 in Nice this year focused on the next phase of Chemical Distribution 4.0, where digitalisation, corporate social responsibility, the circular economy and sustainability are going to be key pillars for corporate growth and competitiveness...See Our Review

Alternatively for the FECC's detailed round-up of this year's Congress please see the FECC Congress Report or contact communications@fecc.org for more information. www.fecc.org

Africa, Asia-Pacific & Middle East

Azelis expands into South Korea with the acquisition of SammiChem Co

Azelis has signed an agreement to acquire a 100% ownership of SammiChem Co, a distributor of personal care ingredients in South Korea. The company, which specialises in cosmetics...More

Bodo Möller Chemie expands in East Africa

German-headquatered, multinational specialty distributor Bodo Möller has increased its presence in Sub-Saharan Africa with the opening of a new office in Kenya...More

Azelis continues to expand in Asia Pacific with the opening of 3 laboratories in India

Azelis has announced that it is expanding its presence in Asia Pacific, opening 3 application laboratories in India. The technical centres will serice the Personal Care, Food & Health and CASE markets...More

IMCD strengthens its technical offering in Asia with two new laboratories in Indonesia and Malaysia

IMCD has expanded its technical capabilities in Asia with the addition of two Coatings & Construction laboratories; one in Tangerang, Indonesia and one in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia...More


UK distributor Whyte Chemicals acquired out of administration by OQEMA

Whyte Chemicals has been acquired out of administration by the UK division of OQEMA (formerly Overlack). Founded in 1976, Whyte Chemicals is one of the largest privately owned distributors of chemicals in the UK...More

Swiss Omya Group acquires Romanian chemicals distributor, Stera Chemicals

The Omya Group, a global producer of industrial minerals and a worldwide distributor of specialty chemicals, to acquire Romanian chemicals distributor, Stera Chemicals...More

Leading investment firm EQT Partners granted exclusivity to acquire specialty chemical distributor, Azelis

Azelis has announced that Funds advised by Apax Partners have received a binding offer and have entered into exclusive discussions to sell Azelis to EQT and co-investor PSP Investments...More

Azelis opens a new pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Sankt Augustin, Germany

Azelis has opened a new pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Sankt Augustin, Germany housing two industry leading GMP-certified clean rooms (class D)...More

Bodo Möller Chemie takes a stand against corruption

Bodo Möller Chemie gains ISO 37001 anti-bribery certification for its sites in Europe, Africa, Asia and America making it one of the few companies in the world to have itself accredited in this area...More

Univar to acquire Earthoil, a UK-based supplier of natural oils

Univar Inc. has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Univar Ltd., has reached an agreement to acquire Earthoil, a subsidiary of Treatt plc, the London-listed supplier ingredient solutions...More

Lake invests in business-critical coatings capabilities

UK-based specialty chemical distributor, Lake Technical Specialities has announced the appointment of Nikki Cosgrove and Stephen Irons to the Lake Coatings business unit. The new additions will...More

Azelis strengthens its position in the Nordic food market with the acquisition of Ingredi

Azelis has signed an agreement to acquire Ingredi AB a distributor of raw materials and ingredients for the Swedish food and health industry operating from a sales office in Sjöfartshuset in Gamla Stan, Stockholm...More

Safic-Alcan opens Russian subsidiary

Safic-Alcan has announced the formation of a new subsidiary, Safic-Alcan Rus, for servicing the industrial rubber & plastics manufacturing sector in Russia and the CIS countries...More

Biesterfeld expands management team in Turkey

Burak Batukan has been appointed as Deputy General Manager for Biesterfeld’s 2 Turkish Subsidiaries: Biesterfeld Plastik Ticaret A.Ş. and Biesterfeld Özel Kimyasallar Ticaret A.Ş...More

VELOX announces new composites distribution agreement with Ashland

Ashland has appointed VELOX as its new main composites distributor for France replacing Quimidroga. The new distribution agreement includes Ashland unsaturated polyester resins, gel coats, low-profile additives...More

Krahn Chemie extends distribution agreement with ExxonMobil for oxo alcohols and neo acids

Krahn Chemie is to take over the distribution of ExxonMobil's oxo alcohols and neo acids in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Czech Republic and Slovakia extending their existing agreement with Pietro Carini...More

North & South America

Brenntag strengthens its footprint in Canada

Brenntag (WKN A1DAHH) has signed an agreement with Canada Colors and Chemicals Ltd (CCC). to acquire the company's chemicals distribution business. CCC offers a full-line portfolio with operations...More

IMCD to acquire major U.S. specialty chemicals distributor E.T. Horn Company

IMCD N.V.has announced that it signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the outstanding shares of E.T. Horn Company. E.T. HORN builds on IMCD's U.S. existing activities and supports...More

Leading U.S. specialty chemicals distributor, Maroon Group acquires J Tech Sales

US distributor, Maroon Group LLC has acquired J Tech Sales, a national distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients. The business will continue as an operating entity within the Maroon...More

Barentz International establishes a JV with Tovani Benzaquen Ingredients in Brazil

Barentz International has established a JV with Tovani Benzaquen Ingredients in Brazil, a major ingredient distributor in South America supplying to the food, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical sectors...More

Barentz International and Deltagen form joint venture for Latin America

Barentz International has announced the establishment of a JV with the Deltagen Group, a specialized food ingredients distributor with operations in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Chile and Peru...More

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