DKSH enters exclusive distribution agreement with Scott Bader for India and Nine Markets in ASEAN

03 November 2021

DKSH has entered an exclusive distribution agreement with Scott Bader, a global manufacturer of adhesives, resins, gelcoats, and functional polymers, for India (incl. Sri Lanka and Bangladesh), Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

DKSH’s Business Unit Performance Materials has become a key distribution partner for Scott Bader in India and ASEAN. Under the agreement, DKSH will provide marketing, sales, distribution, and logistics for Scott Bader’s range of inverse-emulsion thixotropic agents used in coatings, inks, and adhesives applications, which are part of its Texipol® rheology modifiers product range.

DKSH was chosen for its specialised and experienced marketing and sales force, extensive knowledge of the market segments in the regions, and its technical capabilities based on a global network of 48 innovation centres.

Ramon J Viñas, Vice President, Global Specialty Chemicals Industry, Performance Materials, DKSH, commented: "We are delighted that Scott Bader has entrusted us with its unique inverse-emulsion portfolio. The products are complementary to our existing offering and will be immediately introduced to our large customer base across the two regions. We look forward to growing together with Scott Bader and to a successful partnership in Asia.”

About Scott Bader:
Scott Bader is an established £200M global chemical company employing 700 people across seven manufacturing sites and 17 offices. Using its combined global resource and expertise it continues to be a leader in the manufacturing of products for the Composites, Advanced Composites, Adhesives and Functional Polymer markets, offering a full range of technologies and manufacturing capabilities for many market sectors. It remains committed to providing quality and innovation through an ongoing investment in R&D ensuring new and existing products meet its customers’ specific needs.

About DKSH:
DKSH’s purpose is to enrich people’s lives. For more than 150 years, it has been delivering growth for companies in Asia and beyond across itsBusiness Units Healthcare, Consumer Goods, Performance Materials, and Technology. As a leading Market Expansion Services provider, it offers sourcing, market insights, marketing and sales, eCommerce, distribution and logistics, as well as after-sales services. Listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange, DKSH operates in 36 markets with 32,450 specialists, generating net sales of CHF10.7bn in 2020. The DKSH Business Unit Performance Materials distributes speciality chemicals and ingredients for food, pharmaceutical, personal care and various industrial applications. With 48 innovation centres and regulatory support worldwide, it creates cutting-edge formulations that comply with local regulations. With around 1260 specialists, the Business Unit generated net sales of CHF1.1bn in 2020.

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