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Reichhold, Prosim and Ege Kimya Announce Strategic Collaboration in Turkey

Published on 2006-02-22. Author : SpecialChem

Reichhold, Prosim and Ege Kimya have jointly announced the creation of a strategic alliance in Turkey in the fields of unsaturated polyester resins for composites applications and saturated polyester resins for powder coatings.

Reichhold and Prosim have jointly formed Reichhold Turkey which will market composites and powder coating resins in the Turkish market. Prosim has been involved in selling Reichhold products since 1999.

Reichhold Turkey has signed a manufacturing agreement with Ege Kimya to source these products. Ege Kimya will upgrade their resin manufacturing plant in Adapazari, Turkey to manufacture state-of-the-art Reichhold products.

Doug Frey, Reichhold Executive VP, Global Composites stated, "Business development in rapid growth markets is very important for our future. We are very excited about this new alliance with two local partners." Semih Isçimenler, Managing Director of Prosim, commented, "Bringing Reichhold technology with local manufacturing to our customers will set new performance standards in the Turkish market." Metin Mansur, Ege Kimya President added, "This collaboration will help Ege Kimya expand its business portfolio and to diversify into new markets."

Reichhold is the world's largest supplier of unsaturated polyester resins and a major supplier of resins for the coatings and graphic arts markets. Reichhold is headquartered in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina (USA) with manufacturing throughout North America, Brazil, Europe and the Middle East.

About Prosim

Prosim is a privately held company, founded in 1997, involved in sales and distribution of industrial chemicals for coatings, composites, plastics and ceramics. The company is based in Istanbul, Turkey.

About Ege Kimya

Ege Kimya is a privately held, company founded in 1955, manufacturing industrial chemicals sold in the fields of detergents, welding electrodes, white & brown goods, ceramic, rubber, polyesters, paints, catalysts and acrylics. The company operates three manufacturing sites in Turkey (in Istanbul, Gebze, and Adapazari). Ege Kimya has a joint venture with Degussa AG and a strategic collaboration with Ferro Corp. (USA).

About Reichhold

Founded in 1927, Reichhold, with its world headquarters and technology center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA, is the world's largest manufacturer of unsaturated polyester resins and a leading supplier of coating resins for the industrial, transportation, building and construction, marine, consumer and graphic arts markets. Reichhold has manufacturing operations throughout North America, Latin America, the Middle East and Europe.

Source: Reichhold

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