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BASF and Grolman collaborate in Europe

News International-French

17 Apr 2015

Effective immediately, BASF and Neuss/Germany-based Gustav Grolman GmbH & Co. KG will start an exclusive collaboration in the marketing of amine-based curing agents of the Baxxodur brand in Europe.

Grolman will initially market the BASF specialty chemicals for the countries of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Ireland and Great Britain, specifically for use in epoxy resin based applications. Examples are thermosetting laminates, highly resistant floor coatings, corrosion protection varnish and composite materials. The products are used in the construction industry as well as in the automotive, marine, aerospace and industrial applications manufacturing.

“The partnership fits very well into our Baxxodur sales & distribution strategy. Grolman has a diversified know-how in application technology and a technically well-versed sales force. As one of Europe's largest distributors of specialty chemicals, Grolman also has the right structure and market acceptance to serve customers efficiently,” says Dr. Oliver Cullmann, Vice President Business Management Specialty Amines in BASF's Intermediates division.

“The high-quality curing agent components made by BASF supplement to a great extent our product range of resins, accelerators, flame retardants, fiber and filler wetting agents not only for the thermosetting industry, but also allows us to keep expanding our strong position in the coating industry,“ says Dirk Grolman, Managing Director and owner of Grolman GmbH & Co. KG.

Under the brand name Baxxodur, BASF markets a diversified spectrum of amine-based curing components for the professional processing of epoxy resins. In addition, the BASF product range also comprises various systems of epoxy resins and curing agents.

About Gustav Grolman GmbH & Co. KG:
The Grolman Gruppe markets special chemical products of well-known international producers. A wide network of warehouses close to the customers ensures efficient distribution of additives, fillers, dyes and adhesives. A highly qualified office and sales staff serves customers in the dye and coating, adhesive, sealing compound, printing ink, rubber, plastic, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and paper industries.