LANXESS Corp. announced that its urethane systems (URE) business unit has partnered with Azelis Americas to distribute its polyurethane dispersions (PUDs) in the United States, effective November 1, 2022. The agreement adds the Witcobond® line of PUDs to Azelis’ existing portfolio of LANXESS Urethane Systems product lines, serving the coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomer (CASE) markets.

“We are pleased to expand the partnership between LANXESS and Azelis Americas to include our polyurethane dispersions products,” said Goran Zarkov, North American sales director, LANXESS urethane systems business unit. “Azelis has been a valued and trusted distribution partner for our urethane products in the CASE markets for many years, and the addition of PUDs will enable Azelis to provide even more holistic solutions for our customers’ urethane needs.”

Rocky Prior, managing director, Azelis Americas CASE, added, “The Witcobond line is globally recognized, and provides formulators with a comprehensive line of water-based polyurethane dispersion options that comply with increasingly demanding regulations on VOCs. The Azelis Americas CASE team is proud to be able to offer these products to our broad customer base. Extending our strategic relationship with LANXESS to include the Witcobond line is a testament to the strength of our ability and commitment in growing this market.”

Across an extensive network of more than 60 application laboratories, Azelis’ staff helps develop formulations and provides technical guidance throughout the customers’ product development process. The company combines global market reach with a local footprint to offer a reliable, integrated, and unique digital service to local customers, and attractive business opportunities to principals. For its sustainability efforts, Azelis is EcoVadis Platinum rated.

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