Hexigone’s smart inhibitors reach Mexico via First Quality Chemicals

14 March 2023

Hexigone Inhibitors, a manufacturer of award-winning, patented anti-corrosives, is pleased to announce its exclusive partnership with First Quality Chemicals, leader in distribution of the most innovative and superior speciality chemicals in Mexico. The partnership will bring Hexigone’s high-quality products to new customers in Mexico, further expanding the company’s reach in the Americas.

First Quality Chemicals has over 20 years’ experience distributing speciality chemicals in Mexico and has more than 1,000 customers. They are known for their ability to understand customer needs and strive to be “unique, disruptive and different” – aligning with Hexigone’s product and company ethos.

“It’s great to expand our sales team via First Quality Chemicals,” said Dr. Patrick Dodds, CEO of Hexigone. “We’ve already developed great relationships and I have no doubt that our collaboration will be a successful one. The Mexican coatings market is still in transition from the most commonly used corrosion inhibitors – that have been banned in some other countries – to new technologies. Intelli-ion® will allow regional coatings customers to offer their customers a completely new way of protecting against corrosion as well as reformulating to optimise for performance, sustainability or cost.”

Hexigone offers a solution to metal asset protection with their high-performance anti-corrosive additives for coatings, providing a safe and cost-effective alternative to traditional heavy metals, phosphates and toxic chromates. Corrosion inhibitor – Intelli-ion®AX1 – protects in a ‘smart’ way and is completely unique to the market. Intelligent micro-reservoirs enable the coatings to react faster to the environment, triggering the release of the inhibitor ‘on demand.’

This innovative technology has caught the attention of coatings industry organisations globally, earning Hexigone ‘Sustainable Innovation of The Year’ from British Coatings Federation in 2022, and ‘Corrosion Innovation of the Year’ from AMPP’s Materials Performance in 2021. The company’s speciality chemical network is growing fast – Hexigone is currently working with 13 distributors across the globe.

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