VIENNA, AUSTRIA (Oct. 10, 12:45 p.m. ET) — U.S.-based Arch Chemicals has appointed IMCD South East Europe as its distribution partner for its polyether polyol range — Poly G — and the aromatic diol chain extender, Poly-G HQEE.
The deal covers 12 countries in the south-east of Europe including Austria, Macedonia, Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary.
IMCD said in an Oct. 4 announcement that the appointment formalizes a relationship that has already been in place for some time. And it attributed a 49 percent rise in Arch Chemicals' 2010 sales to IMCD's ability to “identify market development possibilities in growing economies while partnering product innovations with its customers.”
Poly-G diols are used for coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers. Poly-G HQEE is used in high performance elastomers and TPU applications.
Arch Chemicals is based in Norwalk, Conn.