Leawood, KS, June 16, 2022 – Peninsula Polymers, the North American leader in specialty chemical distribution, is pleased to announce expanded recognition with Arkema Rheology & Specialty Additives (Coatex) for WB systems. Effective July 1, 2022, Peninsula will have distribution rights throughout the US for the Coatings, Adhesives and Sealants, and Elastomers (C.A.S.E.) markets.
Peninsula Polymers has worked closely with Arkema Rheology & Specialty Additives (Coatex) since 2019. “As a team we have worked hard to solidify our relationship with Arkema and deliver value to the market,” said Ken Menzel, Director of Marketing/Supplier Relations. “We are positioned well to flourish with this new recognition and will be proactive to ensure a smooth transition for our mutual customers. We do not take national distribution rights lightly and are excited to demonstrate to Arkema that they have chosen the right partner.”
“Over the past four years, Peninsula’s efforts with our customers have been exemplary and we are happy to announce this national relationship into the CASE markets,” said Eric Kaiser, Regional President – North America, Arkema Rheology & Specialty Additives. “We know Peninsula will continue to serve us and our mutual customers well through this transition.”
About Arkema Rheology & Specialty Additives (Coatex)
Arkema Rheology & Specialty Additives (Coatex) designs and produces rheology additives for aqueous formulations and water-borne processes. With Innovation for Sustainable Development as a core strategy, Arkema Rheology & Specialty Additives (Coatex) is developing high performance additives to serve a wide variety of applications, such as Waterborne Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Paper Coatings, Minerals Processing, Construction, Homecare and Water Treatment. With production sites in France, the Netherlands, USA, China and Brazil, Arkema Rheology & Specialty Additives (Coatex) employs more than 450 people. Coatex is a subsidiary of the ARKEMA group, France’s leading chemicals producer.
For more information, please visit Arkema Rheology & Specialty Additives (Coatex) website: www.coatex.com
About Peninsula Polymers
Peninsula Polymers is a distributor of specialty coatings raw materials and has been serving customers in North America for over 30 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.
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