Brenntag Specialties Expands Distribution Agreement with BASF
The Baxxodur amine product line, including polyetheramine (PEA) and isophroediamine (IDPA), is composed of curing agents and chain extenders.
Effective October 15, 2019, Brenntag Specialties, Inc., part of the Brenntag Group, will become the exclusive distributor for BASF’s amine curing agents in the Western and Southwestern U.S. The Baxxodur® amine product line, including polyetheramine (PEA) and isophroediamine (IDPA), is composed of curing agents and chain extenders that can be used in applications such as epoxy, polyurethane, and polyurea coatings; adhesives; sealants; and flooring.
“We are proud to expand our relationship with BASF,” said Ted Davlantes, vice president of Coatings & Construction for Brenntag North America. “This collaboration provides our customers the convenience of developing and sourcing their entire formula from one source. In addition, customers are fully supported with a dedicated team of industry experts and a broadened product portfolio.”
Baxxodur products are manufactured in Ludwigshafen, Germany, and Geismar, Louisiana. These curing agents differ in molecular structure, basicity, and in the type and number of their functional groups. This difference reportedly helps to control the curing reactions and properties of the cured thermosets.