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Safic-Alcan to Supply Ashland’s Specialty Solvents in France

Published on 2017-02-21. Author : SpecialChem

PARIS-LA DÉFENSE -- Safic-Alcan has announced a partnership with Ashland for the resale of their specialty solvents products in France.

Increasing Portfolio with Innovative Ingredients


The agreement allows Safic-Alcan to resell specialty solvents from Ashland, one of the leading global manufacturers of specialty chemicals.

N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) M-Pyrol™ can be used in numerous industry applications as a co-solvent with:
  • Water
  • Alcohols 
  • Organic substances

Tetrahydrofuran (THF) as a solvent and starting reagent in many syntheses; and 1,4-Butanediol (BDO) in PU, performance plastics and synthetic fibers.

Developing Strong Presence in the French Market

We are excited about the opportunity to enlarge our relationship with Ashland and to increase our portfolio with innovative and high quality ingredients. We look forward to providing our customers with the superior technical and application support and to developing a strong presence in the French market”, stated Philippe Combette, CEO of Safic-Alcan.

About Safic-Alcan

Safic-Alcan, a French multinational distributor of specialty chemicals headquartered in Paris-La Défense (France), develops and provides a large range of polymers, materials and additives 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 and the United States. In 2015, Safic-Alcan posted 466 M€ of revenues.

About Ashland

Ashland is a premier global specialty chemicals company serving customers in a wide range of consumer and industrial markets, including adhesives, architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, food and beverage, personal care and pharmaceutical. At Ashland, there are 6,000 passionate, tenacious solvers – from renowned scientists and research chemists to talented engineers and plant operators – who thrive on developing practical, innovative and elegant solutions to complex problems for customers in more than 100 countries. Ashland also maintains a controlling interest in Valvoline Inc. (NYSE: VVV), a premium consumer-branded lubricant supplier.

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Source: Safic-Alcan
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