Eastman appoints KRAHN CHEMIE to distribute its Neutralizing Amines in Germany and BENELUX


KINGSPORT, Tenn. – September 12, 2016 - Eastman Chemical Company announces that as of 1 July 2016, KRAHN CHEMIE, Eastman’s official distributor for the coatings and ink industry in Germany and Benelux will be the authorized distributor for Eastman Advantex™ and Vantex™-T neutralizing amines.

In addition to offering these amines, KRAHN CHEMIE distributes other Eastman products including well-established products such as Eastman™ Texanol ester alcohol, Eastman cellulose esters, ketone solvents, Eastman Optifilm™ enhancers, Eastman chlorinated polyolefins and Eastman Solus™ performances additives.

“Our customers are formulators who need access to the best additives on the market. So, we’re pleased to expand our portfolio for the coatings and ink industry to include two innovative Eastman products: Vantex-T and Advantex,” said Dr. Rolf Kuropka, Managing Director of KRAHN CHEMIE GROUP.

Advantex multifunctional neutralizing amine enables a variety of benefits to architectural coatings, including superb pigment dispersion, excellent emulsion stability, and outstanding syneresis control. In addition, Advantex offers a unique level of protection against flash rust. Formulating paints with Advantex can also reduce overall paint raw material costs.

Vantex-T is a non-VOC additive under the Paints Directive 2004/42/EC and is an excellent multifunctional neutralizing amine that enables formulators to create environmentally friendly, lower odor, low VOC paints and coatings. It has virtually no ammonia or amine-type odor. The lack of odor from Vantex-T is a benefit in formulating paints for interior use.