Pittsburgh, Pa. – September 20, 2022– LANXESS Corporation announced today 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 adds: “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’ award-winning staff help develop formulations and provide technical guidance throughout the customers’ product development process. They combine 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. EcoVadis Platinum rated, Azelis is a leader in sustainability, and believes in building and nurturing solid, honest and transparent relationships with their customers and partners.
The Urethane Systems business unit of LANXESS provides specialized polyurethane solutions for elastomers, coatings, adhesives and sealants. With decades of urethane chemistry and formulation expertise, LANXESS Urethane Systems has extensive technical and analytical knowledge, testing and modeling capabilities, and expertise in design and processing to create valuable new technologies for the most complex challenges.
Azelis is a leading global innovation service provider in the specialty chemical and food ingredients industries present in over 50 countries across the globe, with more than 3,000 employees. Their knowledgeable teams of industry, market and technical experts each are dedicated to a specific market within Life Sciences and Industrial Chemicals. They offer a lateral value chain of complementary products to more than 51,000 customers, supported by ~2,300 principal relationships, creating a turnover of EUR 2.8 billion (2021). Azelis Group NV is listed on Euronext Brussels under ticker AZE.
LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 6.1 billion in 2021. The company currently has about 13,200 employees in 33 countries. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical intermediates, additives and consumer protection products. LANXESS is listed in the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World and Europe) and FTSE4Good.