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KRAHN CHEMIE to Distribute Eastman’s Neutralizing Amines in Germany and Benelux

Published on 2016-09-16. Author : SpecialChem

KINGSPORT, Tenn. -- Eastman Chemical Company has announced that KRAHN CHEMIE, Eastman’s official distributor for the coatings and ink industry in Germany and Benelux will be the authorized distributor for Eastman Advantex™ and Vantex™-T neutralizing amines.

Innovative Products from Eastman

In addition to offering these amines, KRAHN CHEMIE distributes other Eastman products including well-established products such as:
Decorative coatings
Eastman’s neutralizing amines are used
in architectural coatings
  • Eastman™ Texanol ester alcohol
  • Eastman cellulose esters
  • Ketone solvents
  • Eastman Optifilm™ enhancers, 
  • Eastman chlorinated polyolefins 
  • Eastman Solus™ performances additives

Our customers are formulators who need access to the best additives on the market. So, we’re pleased to expand our portfolio for the coatings and ink industry to include two innovative Eastman products: Vantex-T and Advantex,” said Dr. Rolf Kuropka, Managing Director of KRAHN CHEMIE Group.

Advantages of Advantex™ in Architectural Coatings:

  • Provides superb pigment dispersion
  • Excellent emulsion stability 
  • Outstanding syneresis control
  • Offers a unique level of protection against flash rust
  • Reduces overall paint raw material costs

Vantex-T™ is a non-VOC additive under the Paints Directive 2004/42/EC and is an excellent multifunctional neutralizing amine.

Advantages of Vantex-T™:

  • Environmentally friendly
  • Contains low odor
  • Contains low VOC 
  • Free of ammonia or amine-type odor
  • Helps in formulating interior coatings


KRAHN CHEMIE 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, inhouse laboratory capabilities as well as sophisticated logistics solutions. The headquarters of KRAHN CHEMIE GmbH is in Hamburg, Germany.

About Eastman Chemical Company

Eastman is one of the global specialty chemical companies that produce a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction, and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders.

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Source: Eastman
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