Arkema announces Peninsula Polymers as their distributor for Coatex products

Effective September 1, 2019, Peninsula Polymers Inc. will be the distributor for Coatex products for Coatings, Adhesives/Sealants, Sealants and Inks sold under, Coapur™, Rheotech™, Viscoatex™, Thixol™, Polyphobe™, Ecodis™ and Coadis™ trade names, in the following States: CT, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MN, MO, Ml, ND, NE, NJ, NH, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TX, VT, VA, WI, WV.

After a rigorous evaluation process recognizing Peninsula Polymer’s strong US network and proven ability to support customers at the technical level with dedicated application labs and focused technical sellers, Peninsula Polymers will help Coatex meet your needs for years to come.

We are working very closely with everyone involved to ensure uninterrupted and reliable supply. Representatives from Peninsula Polymers will be reaching out to you shortly. Should you wish to speak with someone from Peninsula Polymers, please feel free to contact Ken Menzel at 616-826-1887 or at [email protected] penpoly.com. Our objective is to make the transition as seamless as possible.

As a consequence, Univar Solutions (formerly Nexeo Solutions) will no longer be an authorized distributor for Coatex products in the US.

Coatex remains committed to providing you with a reliable supply of high quality products as well as excellent customer service and technical support. As always, your continued business is greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,

Robert R. Ballard                                                                                     Ryan Merritt
Vice President of Sales and Marketing                                               Business Manager

Peninsula Polymers to be primary distributor for CRAYVALLAC® Additives from Arkema in the Southwestern United States

Dear Valued Customer,

Effective October 1, 2019, Peninsula Polymers will be the primary distributor for CRAYVALLAC® Additives from Arkema in the Southwestern United States.

We have been a long-time distributor for Arkema products and work hard to provide superior service and support for their lines.   As Arkema makes strategic changes in the representation for their products in the Southwest, we are excited to be recognized as their primary distributor for the CRAYVALLAC® line of products in your area.

For questions, please contact Ken Menzel, Director Supplier Relations at 616-826-1887.

Peninsula Polymers welcomes Eric Chong as West Coast Account Manager. 

Leawood, KS, July 22, 2019 – Peninsula Polymers, the North American leader in specialty chemical distribution, is pleased to announce that Eric Chong has joined our sales team as Account Manager covering California, Arizona, Nevada, and the Pacific Northwest.

 

Eric comes to us with over 10 years of sales and technical experience augmented by his degree in Chemistry.  He is a native of Southern California and will fill a vital role for us in the geography.  “I think I am most excited about Eric’s level of enthusiasm and his strong desire to get started working with the customers,” said Steve Graney, VP of Sales.   “Eric’s high energy and technical expertise along with the tenure of Jim Steinert, our West Coast Business Manager is a winning combination.  It will allow us to truly strengthen our west coast presence which is a strategic priority for the company.”

 

Eric will be working with customers in the west coast effective immediately.

 

About Peninsula Polymers

 

Peninsula Polymers is a distributor of specialty coatings raw materials and has been serving customers in North America for over 25 years.  With fifteen distribution centers located across the United States, Peninsula Polymers partners with the most technologically advanced suppliers to deliver a full complement of products and technical expertise to diverse industries.

 

If you would like additional information, please contact Kelly Schmit, Director Business Development at [email protected].

Peninsula Polymers welcomes Dwayne Michaels as Account Manager/UV Specialist.

Leawood, KS, April 15, 2019 – Peninsula Polymers, the North American leader in specialty chemical distribution, is pleased to announce that Dwayne Michaels has joined our sales team.  Dwayne will cover accounts in the Carolinas as well as serve as UV Technical Lead.

Dwayne has been working in the industry for the past 26 years and has been specializing in energy curable coatings, inks and Adhesives/Sealants since 2004.    His tenure and expertise align with Peninsula’s strategy to ensure the most technically adept sales representation for customers and supplier partners.  “Dwayne’s leadership with UV technologies will help us focus and grow this product line,” said Steve Graney, Vice President of Sales. “We are excited to have him as an instant contributor to our sales team.”

Dwayne will start working with customers in the Carolinas effective immediately.

About Peninsula Polymers

Peninsula Polymers is a distributor of specialty coatings raw materials and has been serving customers in North America for over 25 years.

With fifteen distribution centers located across the United States, Peninsula Polymers partners with the most technologically advanced suppliers to deliver a full complement of products and technical expertise to diverse industries.

If you would like additional information, please contact Kelly Schmit, Director Business Development at [email protected].

Peninsula Polymers announces extension of long term National relationship with Hexion, Inc.

Leawood, KS, March 1, 2019 – Peninsula Polymers, the North American leader in specialty chemical distribution, is pleased to announce that they have extended their long-standing distribution relationship with Hexion, Inc. across the United States.

Peninsula has been successfully distributing Hexion products to the North American market since 2005. “We are honored that Hexion has awarded us the privilege to continue to represent them nationally and look forward to working hard to demonstrate stability and superior customer service for their line,” said Ken Moran, President. “Our strategic partnership with Hexion has served both companies well over the past 14 years and provides a continuity for our mutual customer base moving into 2019 and beyond.”

“The Peninsula sales team is seasoned and proficient with our products”, said Adam Houseman, Distribution Manager, Hexion Americas. “We are proud to have them continue to represent us with the professionalism and technical expertise that they have always exhibited to our valued customer base”.

About Peninsula Polymers

Peninsula Polymers is a distributor of specialty coatings raw materials and has been serving customers in North America for over 25 years.

With fifteen distribution centers located across the United States, Peninsula Polymers partners with the most technologically advanced suppliers to deliver a full complement of products and technical expertise to diverse industries.

About Hexion
Based in Columbus, Ohio, Hexion Inc. (formerly known as Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc.) is a global leader in thermoset resins. Hexion Inc. serves the global wood and industrial markets through a broad range of thermoset technologies, specialty products and technical support for customers in a diverse range of applications and industries. Hexion Inc. is controlled by investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC. Additional information about Hexion Inc. and its products is available at www.hexion.com/epoxy

If you would like additional information, please contact Kelly Schmit, Director Business Development at [email protected]

Peninsula Polymers welcomes Kip Peterson as Senior Account Manager, New England

Leawood, KS, November 15, 2018 – Peninsula Polymers, the North American leader in specialty chemical distribution, is pleased to announce that Kip Peterson has joined our sales team. Kip is based out of Attleboro, Massachusetts and will cover the New England territory.

Kip has been serving in sales and technical related positions in the chemical distribution business on the east coast since 1999. He brings a wealth of experience to the Peninsula sales team. “Kip’s knowledge of the industry and his history in the New England area will bring value to our customer base”, said Steve Graney, Vice President of Sales. “We have been looking for an exceptional candidate to provide coverage in this strategic geography and are excited that Kip is with us to fulfill this role”.

Kip will start working with customers in the territory effective immediately.

About Peninsula Polymers

Peninsula Polymers is a distributor of specialty coatings raw materials and has been serving customers in North America for over 25 years.

With fifteen distribution centers located across the United States, Peninsula Polymers partners with the most technologically advanced suppliers to deliver a full complement of products and technical expertise to diverse industries.

If you would like additional information, please contact Kelly Schmit, Director Business Development at [email protected].

Arkema Coating Resins Names Peninsula Polymers 2017 North America Distributor of the Year

Arkema Coating Resins has named Peninsula Polymers of Leawood, Kansas, its 2017 North America “Distributor of the Year” for helping build better relationships with customers, their strong applications knowledge and their communication / collaboration efforts in the past year.

Peninsula Polymers focuses on solventborne, waterborne, powder coating and additive products for the Coatings, Adhesives/Sealants, Sealants and Elastomers (CASE) markets. They have been in business for more than 25 years and maintain multiple sales and distribution centers nationwide.

“We simply work well together,” Mike Iwaniw, North America Business Manager, Arkema Coating Resins, explained. “The Peninsula Polymers team brings the highest level of customer service, product knowledge and market intelligence possible. They add immeasurable value for both us and the customer.”

Peninsula Polymers has been a distributor of the current line of Arkema Coating Resins products for more than 20 years.

“Strong partnerships strengthen not only the companies involved, but the industries we serve as well,” Ken Moran, President of Peninsula Polymers, said. “Our long history with Arkema has resulted in that kind of partnership. We look forward to the years to come and working together across all of the industries we serve.”

Arkema presented the award to Peninsula Polymers on April 11 at the 2018 American Coatings Show in Indianapolis.

 

About Peninsula Polymers
Peninsula Polymers is a distributor of specialty coatings raw materials and has been serving customers in North America for over 25 years. With twelve distribution centers located across the United States, Peninsula Polymers partners with the most technologically advanced suppliers to deliver a full complement of products and technical expertise to diverse industries. www.penpoly.com

About Arkema
A designer of materials and innovative solutions, Arkema shapes materials and creates new uses that accelerate customer performance. Our balanced business portfolio spans high-performance materials, industrial specialties and coating solutions. Our globally recognized brands are ranked among the leaders in the markets we serve. Reporting annual sales of €7.5 billion in 2016, we employ approximately 20,000 people worldwide and operate in close to 50 countries. We are committed to active engagement with all our stakeholders. Our research centers in North America, France and Asia concentrate on advances in bio-based products, new energies, water management, electronic solutions, lightweight materials and design, home efficiency and insulation. www.arkema.com

Peninsula Polymers announces acquisition of Matteson – Ridolfi Inc.

Leawood, KS, May 1, 2018 – Peninsula Polymers, the North American leader in specialty chemical distribution purchased the assets of Matteson – Ridolfi, Inc, headquartered outside of Detroit, Michigan.   Operating since 1932, Matteson – Ridolfi serves customers in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Delaware.

“We could not be more excited about the strategic nature and timing of this move,” said Ken Moran, President.   “We hit the ground running in 2018 with our recent purchase of Deeks in the SE United States; Matteson – Ridolfi allows us to continue that momentum with additional product lines and in additional geographies where we have been focused on growing and strengthening our position.    Like our prior acquisitions, the history and mission of Matteson – Ridolfi is exemplary and aligns perfectly with our core values at Peninsula.”

Matteson – Ridolfi has grown successfully over the years by partnering with key raw material suppliers in the industries served.  “Our goal has always been to offer premier distribution services for specialty chemicals in the Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic regions.  We value the strong relationships we have with our customers and suppliers and see Peninsula’s growth based on these same principals as an exciting opportunity for the future,” said Scot Westerbeek, President, Matteson – Ridolfi.

Matteson – Ridolfi’ employees will continue to work with the customer base and suppliers to ensure business as usual and a seamless transition.

About Peninsula Polymers

Peninsula Polymers is a distributor of specialty coatings raw materials and has been serving customers in North America for over 25 years.  With twelve distribution centers located across the United States, Peninsula Polymers partners with the most technologically advanced suppliers to deliver a full complement of products and technical expertise to diverse industries.

If you would like additional information, please contact Kelly Schmit, Director Business Development at [email protected].

Peninsula Polymers announces acquisition of Deeks and Company Inc.

Leawood, KS, February 19, 2018 – Peninsula Polymers, the North American leader in specialty chemical distribution purchased the assets of Deeks and Company Inc., headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Deeks has warehouse locations across the southeast and has been operating since 1945.

“We believe growing and investing in our business is essential to success in the current economic environment,” said Ken Moran, President. “This is our third acquisition in the last four years, and we believe we found the perfect partner in Deeks to further augment our business objectives.”

Deeks is a fourth-generation family owned company with a strong commitment to customer service. “Given our shared core values and principles, combining efforts with Peninsula is the next natural progression for us. We are excited about the opportunity and advancement this brings to our employees and to our valued customer base,” said Donna Boldt, President, Deeks.

Peninsula and Deeks personnel will work together effective immediately to ensure a seamless transition for the customer base.

About Peninsula Polymers

Peninsula Polymers is a distributor of specialty coatings raw materials and has been serving customers in North America for over 20 years.  With eight distribution centers located across the United States, Peninsula Polymers partners with the most technologically advanced suppliers to deliver a full complement of products and technical expertise to diverse industries.

 If you would like additional information, please contact Kelly Schmit, Director Business Development at [email protected].

Peninsula Polymers Forms Partnership with Reacciones for Joint Lab Capability

Leawood, KS – Peninsula Polymers, the North American leader in specialty chemical distribution, is pleased to announce a formal partnership with Reacciones Quimicas Coatings to provide lab capabilities for North American customers.

“As we continue to strive to add value to our customer base, the next logical step for us was to add lab capabilities to our portfolio of offerings,” said Ken Moran, President.   “We have an excellent relationship with Reacciones and have always been impressed with their facilities and success in delivering solutions to customers.  Working with them is a privilege that we are happy to be able to promote with our customers.”

Reacciones has a state of the art technical facility that is staffed by over 30 lab personnel.  “We see our testing abilities as a key component of a total product offering and have seen our customers advance technologically as a result.  We are proud to share our cutting-edge technology with Peninsula’s North American coatings customer base,” said Patricio Cueva, CEO.

In addition to enhancing services available to customers, lab proficiency allows Peninsula to augment their key supplier partners’ efforts in the field.   Physical and analytical testing services are available immediately to the North American customer base.   Peninsula’s sales team will be communicating this during ongoing customer and supplier meetings.

 

About Reacciones Quimicas

Reacciones Quimicas. engages in the production and distribution of gel coats, unsaturated polyester resins, coatings resins, and emulsions in North America and internationally.

Reacciones Quimicas, SA de CV is a company founded in June 1981 to produce and provide a variety of resins to the industry.  They are located in Santa Catarina NL, Mexico, and has branches in the CD. of Mexico City and Guadalajara, Jal., additionally it supported with a distribution network of its products in the United States of America, Central America, the Caribbean and South America.

 

About Peninsula Polymers

Peninsula Polymers is a distributor of specialty coatings raw materials and has been serving customers in North America for over 20 years.  With eight distribution centers located across the United States, Peninsula Polymers partners with the most technologically advanced suppliers to deliver a full complement of products and technical expertise to diverse industries.

If you would like additional information, please contact Kelly Schmit, Director Business Development at [email protected].