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Safic-Alcan to Distribute Michelman’s Paper & Corrugated Coatings in UK

Published on 2015-05-01. Author : SpecialChem

PUTEAUX -- Safic-Alcan, a distributor of specialty chemicals, has acquired distribution responsibilities for Michelman’s paper & corrugated coatings from Proman Coatings, a trading division of The Darent Wax Company in the United Kingdom.

Philippe Combette, General Manager of Safic-Alcan, said: “With this agreement, we are now responsible for all distribution of Michelman’s paper & corrugated coatings in the United Kingdom. This is a landmark in our long-term relationship and continued loyal service and commitment to our global partner. This new distribution business will help strengthen the long existing business partnership between Safic-Alcan and Michelman.”

“This development is consistent with our vision to expand our coatings business in Europe. Michelman has a strong and established presence in Europe and around the globe. The company’s European headquarters are in Luxembourg, and their manufacturing operations are in Belgium. With this new relationship with a global powerhouse, our goal is to make Michelman’s products a sustainable and profitable business both within and outside the United Kingdom,” concluded Philippe Combette.

The Darent Wax Company, a UK-based distributor and wax manufacturer, had distributed Michleman’s paper & corrugated coatings brands including GlossCoat™, HydraBan®, Michem® Coat and VaporCoat® in the United-Kingdom.

Tony Ward, CEO and founder of Darent Wax, determined that full distribution potential of Michelman’s paper & corrugated coatings would be best realised outside Darent Wax, and worked together with Michelman to transfer distribution to Safic-Alcan.

About Michelman

Michelman is one of the global developers and manufacturers of environmentally friendly advanced materials for industry. Michelman’s water-based surface modifiers, additives and polymers add value in a wide range of applications including wood care, floor care, industrial coatings, paints, varnishes, inks, fibers, composites, and construction products. As an innovator in the development of barrier and functional coatings, and digital printing press primers, Michelman adds value to consumer and industrial packaging, labels and commercially printed materials. Michelman serves its multinational and regional customers with production facilities in North America, Europe and Asia; product development and technical service centers in several major global markets; and a worldwide team of highly trained business development personnel.

About Safic-Alcan

Safic-Alcan, a French distributor of specialty chemicals headquartered in Puteaux (near Paris, France), develops and provides a large range of polymers, materials and additive for the rubber, coatings, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics industries. The Group is present in all major countries of the European Union, as well as in Turkey, and China with on-going strategic development in Eastern European countries. Safic-Alcan posted nearly 400 M€ of revenues in 2014. The company is led by Martial Lecat, Philippe Combette and Jean-Michel Guyon.

Source: Safic-Alcan

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