KRAHN Chemie and Sekisui Kasei agree distribution partnership

29 July 2021

The KRAHN Chemie Group has entered into a distribution agreement with the Japanese chemical company Sekisui Kasei. The co-operation includes the products sold under the brand name TECHPOLYMER® and covers the sales regions Spain and Portugal for the paints and coatings industry.

The TECHPOLYMER product range consists of polymer microspheres particles available in various sizes. The products are easily dispersed in solvent- and water-based systems and used in multiple applications such as wood coatings, decorative paints, plastic coatings, leather coatings and coil coatings. In these applications, TECHPOLYMER is added in order to increase abrasion, scratch and chemical resistance while providing a matting effect, textured finish, anti-slip surface or soft-touch feel.

"This co-operation with Sekisui’s TECHPOLYMER products perfectly fits our strategy to develop and strengthen our portfolio of additives and speciality chemicals for the coatings market within Spain and Portugal. Our colleagues from Italy have been promoting TECHPOLYMER for paints and coatings applications for many years with great success and we look forward to expand the business on the Iberian Peninsula as well,” said Daniel Oliva, Technical Sales Manager at KRAHN Chemie operating from the Spanish subsidiary of KRAHN’s sister company ALBIS in Barcelona, Spain.

Thijs Wansink, Managing Director of Sekisui Kasei Europe B.V, commented: "After a long and successful co-operation with KRAHN Italia in the Italian paints and coatings industry, we are very excited to start working with the KRAHN Group for paints and coatings also in the Iberian market. We expect that this co-operation will be beneficial for both companies and that we will be as successful as in Italy.”

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