Eastman Chemical BV has expanded its distribution network and appoints ICH Benelux BV as its new distributor in Benelux. The cooperation will start January 1, 2015 and covers all Eastman products for paint and coatings applications.
Eastman Chemical is one of the leading specialty chemical producers worldwide. Its product range comprises Cellulose Esters, TexanolTM ester alcohol, OptifilmTM Enhancer 300, Chlorinated Polyolefines, SAIB, Ketones and various Solvents.
ICH Benelux, located in Zaandam near Amsterdam, is a distributor with a strong focus to the coatings industry. Since 2013 ICH Benelux belongs to the German based Krahn Chemie group, a specialty chemical distribution company which also provides inhouse laboratory services. Eastman Chemical and Krahn Chemie have been working successfully together in the German market for many years already.
“We are proud that Eastman Chemical selected us as their partner in Benelux as well”, says Dr. Rolf Kuropka, Managing Director of Krahn Chemie GmbH. “Eastman Chemical is a strong partner with well-established products in the coatings market. This extension of our partnership significantly strengthens our portfolio in Benelux.”
About Eastman Chemicals
Eastman is a global specialty chemical company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in approximately 100 countries and had 2013 revenues of approximately $9.4 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 14,000 people around the world. For more information, visit www.eastman.com.