Azelis Americas CASE, LLC (Azelis’ pan-US CASE platform), has entered an agreement to expand its territory with BASF’s Intermediates product line.  Effective October 15, 2019, Azelis Americas CASE will exclusively distribute products: PolyTHF®, 1,5 Pentanediol (PDO), 1,6 Hexanediol (HDO), and Capromer Poly-CLO® into the CASE and Plastics markets.  Azelis will also provide complete formulation services, in concert with BASF Chemical Intermediates, to the customer base across the United States.

 Highlights & rationale

  • The agreement ensures Azelis Americas CASE LLC customers throughout U.S. have access to the BASF Intermediates product line for their formulations.
  • Azelis will be the exclusive distributor for BASF Brands PolyTHF®, 1,6 Hexanediol (HDO), 1,5 Pentanediol, and Capromer Poly-CLO®.
  • The Chemical Intermediate market continues to see robust growth necessitating increased access to formulation expertise and efficient distribution.
  • Territory expansion goes into effect as of October 15, 2019.

The BASF Intermediates division develops, produces and markets a comprehensive portfolio of intermediates, including diols, polyalcohols, acids and specialties. Intermediates are starting materials for coatings, plastics, pharmaceuticals, textiles, detergents and crop protectants. The product portfolio from BASF CI help to improve both the properties of final products and the efficiency of production processes.

Dan Gruber, Managing Director, Azelis Americas CASE LLC, commented: “We are pleased to be expanding our relationship with BASF’s Intermediates division . These products are used throughout the CASE market: from coatings for fabrics to construction adhesives. All of our US-based customers will now be able to access our formulation expertise for Intermediate products by BASF.”

Azelis Americas CASE LLC has an extensive relationship with BASF, serving as a distributor for many BASF strategic business units throughout the US. Earlier this year, BASF CM selected Azelis Americas CASE LLC to distribute its polyurethane product line throughout the US, and BASF’s ED division had already done so for the dispersions and resins products across the US.