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OMNOVA & KRAHN CHEMIE Enter into Distribution Agreement for Coating Resins

Published on 2016-08-10. Author : SpecialChem

VILLEJUST, France -- OMNOVA Solutions, one of the global manufacturers of specialty emulsion polymers, has announced an extended distribution agreement with KRAHN CHEMIE.

KRAHN CHEMIE has become the official distributor for OMNOVA Solutions coating resins in Benelux. This agreement expands the existing relationship between OMNOVA and KRAHN in Germany and Austria.

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KRAHN CHEMIE to Distribute OMNOVA’s Coating Resins

Improving Performance with Coating Resins

PLIOLITE®, PLIOWAY® PLIOTEC® and Hydro PLIOLITE® resins made by OMNOVA improve coatings performance in applications such as:
  • Exterior masonry
  • Waterproofing 
  • Stain blocking
  • Anticorrosion
  • Intumescence (passive fire protection)

Jean-Marie Schmuck, Marketing Manager, Coating Resins, EMEAI said:

While OMNOVA continuously expands its portfolio of waterborne specialty resins – the latest being PLIOTEC® HDT 16 resin for the formulation of Direct-To-Metal and multi-surface coatings – we strive to improve our sales coverage.

OMNOVA is very pleased to be extending our partnership with KRAHN in Benelux, with paint manufacturers being sure to benefit from KRAHN’s commitment, expertise, and focus on customer service.

Cristian Groenewegen, Managing Director of KRAHN CHEMIE Benelux said:

This is an exciting complementary addition to our product portfolio at KRAHN Benelux.

OMNOVA has been a strong and valued partner of KRAHN for many years. Their products are future-oriented and very high quality. We look forward to presenting OMNOVA products to our customers in Benelux and to initiating and supporting business development by our highly dedicated technical sales team.”

About OMNOVA Solutions

OMNOVA Solutions is one of the global innovators of performance-enhancing chemistries and surfaces used in products for a variety of commercial, industrial and residential applications. As a strategic business-to-business supplier, OMNOVA provides The Science in Better Brands, with emulsion polymers, specialty chemicals, and functional and decorative surfaces that deliver critical performance attributes to top brand-name, end-use products sold around the world. OMNOVA's sales for the fiscal year ended November 30, 2015, were $838 million (approximately €746 million). The Company has a global workforce of approximately 2,000.


KRAHN CHEMIE, which has a history spanning over 100 years, is part of the Otto Krahn group of companies based in Hamburg, Germany. The core business of KRAHN CHEMIE is the distribution and marketing of chemical raw materials and specialty chemicals. As a distribution company, KRAHN CHEMIE represents a number of prestigious, globally operating raw material producers in Europe. KRAHN CHEMIE offers its more than 5,000 customers an extensive and high-quality product range, technical service, in-house laboratory capabilities as well as sophisticated logistics solutions. The headquarters of KRAHN CHEMIE GmbH is in Hamburg, Germany.

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Source: OMNOVA Solutions
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