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Rhodia's Novecare Coatings Business Announces Distribution Partnership with Azelis

Published on 2012-12-04. Author : SpecialChem

CRANBURY, NJ, USA -- Rhodia, member of the Solvay group, has launched a new distribution partnership agreement with Azelis, Europe's leading Pan European distributor of specialty chemicals. The agreement names Azelis as Rhodia's Pan European (excluding Spain and Italy) distributor for the Paint Additives market and Northern and Eastern European distributor for the Emulsion Polymerization market.

"This agreement leverages Azelis' strong relationships and geographical reach and offers us a better and more coherent route to market with clearly defined growth ambitions," said Fergus McKendrick, Regional Market Director of the Rhodia Coatings Business Team in Europe. "Azelis has an already well established presence into the Coatings industry, which will allow us increased access to more customers."

In addition to providing world-class service that includes dedicated local technical and commercial support, McKendrick said he anticipates that partnering with Azelis will help create added value for customers by jointly developing innovative solutions and formulations that meet customer needs, anticipate market trends, and deliver superior end-product performance.

About Rhodia

Rhodia, member of the Solvay group, is a specialty chemical company resolutely committed to sustainable development. As a leader in its businesses, the Group aims to improve its customers' performance through the pursuit of operational excellence and its ability to innovate. Structured around 11 Global Business Units, Rhodia is the partner of major players in the automotive, electronics, flavors and fragrances, health, personal and home care markets, consumer goods and industrial markets. Rhodia employs around 14 000 people worldwide and generated sales of €6.17 billion in 2011

About Rhodia Novecare

Rhodia Novecare, is one of 11 GBUs of Rhodia, member of Solvay group. With net sales of about €1.6 billion in 2011, it provides high-performance products and solutions to a wide range of industries including home and personal care, detergents, agrochemicals, oil & gas, as well as coating and industrial applications. Thanks to a worldwide industrial footprint and global R&D and tech-support network, Rhodia Novecare holds leading positions in surfactants, amines, phosphorus derivatives, natural, vegetable guar based & synthetic polymers and monomers technologies, and eco-friendly solvents-based formulations. Rhodia Novecare has developed particular expertise to answer and anticipate customer needs in protection, surface modification, rheology, active delivery, improvement of formulations and processes and sustainable solutions.

About Solvay

SOLVAY is an international chemical Group committed to sustainable development with a clear focus on innovation and operational excellence. Its recent acquisition of specialty chemicals company Rhodia created a much larger player, which is realizing over 90% of its sales in markets where it is among the top 3 global leaders. Solvay offers a broad range of products that contribute to improving the quality of life and its customers' performance in markets such as consumer goods, construction, automotive, energy, water and environment, and electronics. The Group is headquartered in Brussels, employs about 30,000 people in 55 countries and generated EUR12.6 billion in sales (pro forma) in 2011.

Source: Rhodia

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