BASF Corporation has named four distributors to have territorial exclusivity as its distribution sales channel for the Diols and Polyalcohols product lines BASF offers to the Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants and Elastomers (CASE) markets in North America.
The products included in this exclusive arrangement for the CASE segment are Polytetramethylene Ether Glycol (PolyTHF®), 1,6-Hexanediol (HDO®), Caprolactone (CLO), Capromer™ Polyols (PolyCLO), and 1,5-Pentanediol (PDO).
This distribution network was effective as of October 1, 2013 and includes the following distributors:
- Brenntag Specialties Inc. – Northeast region
- Ribelin Sales – South central region
- GMZ – Midwest/Ohio valley region
- Horn – Western region
“Selections were made based on the distributor’s strength in a particular region as well as their expertise in the CASE segment. We are very pleased with this new arrangement and look forward to working closely with our distributors,” said Subu Natesan, Ph.D., Business Manager, Polyalcohols & Specialties, BASF Intermediates division.
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About BASF Intermediates
The BASF Group’s Intermediates division develops, produces and markets a comprehensive portfolio of more than 700 intermediates around the world. Its most important product groups include amines, diols, polyalcohols, acids and specialties. Among other applications, intermediates are used as starting materials for coatings, plastics, pharmaceuticals, textiles, detergents and crop protectants. Innovative intermediates from BASF help to improve both the properties of final products and the efficiency of production processes. The ISO 9001 certified Intermediates division operates plants at production sites in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Around the globe the division generated sales to third parties of about €2.9 billion in 2012. For more information, go to www.intermediates.basf.com.