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Lipscomb to Distribute Arkema's Orgasol® Powders and Rilsan® Fine Powder Additives

Published on 2012-12-06. Author : SpecialChem

Arkema Inc. has signed a distribution agreement with Lipscomb Chemical Company Inc. to carry its industrial range of Orgasol® powders and the fine powders additives segment of the Rilsan® fine powder product line.

Orgasol® ultrafine polyamide powders are direct polymerization polymers and copolymers of lauryllactam (PA 12) and/or caprolactam (PA 6), which have a unique spherical shape and very narrow particle size distribution. Formulations for the coatings, graphic arts, composites, and powder metallurgy markets that use Orgasol® powders provide exceptional abrasion/scuff resistance, gloss control, soft feel textures and many other outstanding performance characteristics.

Rilsan® polyamide powder is a premier formulation additive for the protective coating, graphic arts, and imaging markets. Thermoplastic coatings formulated with Rilsan® PA-11 fine powders combine abrasion, scratch and chemical resistance when allowing unique textures effects in a material that can stand up to extreme conditions.

"Partnering with Lipscomb Chemical Company Inc. opens an exciting avenue for us to increase our presence in the marketplace and better serve our customers. Using Lipscomb Chemical's expertise as a regional distributor, our technology and support, and both of our company's passion for top-quality customer service will provide our customers with excellent choices," said Joshua Gingras, Arkema's Business Manager for Polyamide Powders in North America.

"Lipscomb Chemical aligns itself with manufacturers such as Arkema that provide application solutions for diverse markets, including coatings and graphic arts. The Orgasol® powder and Rilsan® fine powder product lines provide unique advantages, and we look forward to working with Arkema to explore those attributes for the benefit of our customers," said Gary Van Otten, Vice President and General Manager of Lipscomb Chemical.

Lipscomb Chemical Company Inc. will represent Arkema for the two product lines to customers in the Western United States throughout the following states: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Idaho, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

About Arkema

A global chemical company and France's leading chemicals producer, Arkema is building the future of the chemical industry every day. Deploying a responsible, innovation-based approach, they produce state-of-the-art specialty chemicals that provide customers with practical solutions to such challenges as climate change, access to drinking water, the future of energy, fossil fuel preservation and the need for lighter materials. With operations in more than 40 countries, some 14,000 employees and 10 research centers, Arkema should generate annual revenue of approximately $8.3 billion, and holds leadership positions in all its markets with a portfolio of internationally recognized brands.

About Lipscomb Chemical Company, Inc.

Lipscomb Chemical Company has been a well known specialty chemical distributor since 1974. Originally serving the western United States, Lipscomb expanded into the southwestern United States over a decade ago. Lipscomb Chemical provides specialty chemical solutions for the paint, coatings, construction, adhesive, rubber and plastics industrial markets. In addition Lipscomb Chemical serves the food, personal care, HI&I, and nutraceutical markets across the United States. In 2011, Lipscomb Chemical became part of the OMYA group of global companies.

Source: Arkema

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