Paris-La Défense, January 28, 2019 – Safic-Alcan, an international specialty chemicals distributor, is pleased to announce the extension of its existing distribution agreement with Dow for ethylene copolymers to the entire Europe, Middle East and Africa region (EMEA), effective between January 1st 2019 and April 1st 2019.

Drawing on their successful partnership for France, Spain, Portugal and Nordics, Dow and Safic-Alcan have decided to expand their distribution agreement for ethylene copolymers to include all the EMEA countries.

The agreement include such trademarks as ELVAX® , ELVALOY®, FUSABOND®, BYNEL®, NUCREL®, SURLYN®, ENTIRA® and APEEL®, which are used in a wide variety of applications ranging from injection moulding for plastics to everyday high quality products such as adhesives and sealants, wire and cable, sole shoes, packaging, composites and others.

We are very pleased with the extension of our partnership with Dow for ethylene copolymers to the whole EMEA region », said Philippe Combette, CEO of Safic-Alcan. «Their leading brands of high performance ethylene copolymers will allow us to enhance our product portfolio with complementary innovative technologies and reach new markets in a wide variety of industries”, concluded Philippe Combette.

As part of the merger between Dow and DuPont, the ethylene copolymer offering of DuPont is being integrated into the Dow portfolio. We are excited about the extension of the distribution agreement with our partner Safic-Alcan, as it enables customers to benefit from an increased range of established and differentiated products and technologies,” added Grant Fisher, Sales Director Europe at Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics.

About Safic-Alcan

Safic-Alcan is a French independent distributor of speciality chemicals headquartered in Paris-La Défense (France). The Company develops and provides wide ranges of raw materials for the rubber, plastics, coatings, adhesives, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics industries. The Group is present in all major countries in Western and Eastern European, as well as in Russia, Turkey, Egypt, Middle East, USA, Mexico, China and Malaysia. In 2017, Safic-Alcan posted sales revenues of 565 M€.

About Dow

The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) combines science and technology knowledge to develop premier materials science solutions that are essential to human progress. Dow has one of the strongest and broadest toolkits in the industry, with robust technology, asset integration, scale and competitive capabilities that help it to address complex global issues. Dow’s market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of advanced materials, industrial intermediates and plastics businesses deliver a broad range of differentiated technology-based products and solutions for customers in high-growth markets such as packaging, infrastructure and consumer care. Dow is a subsidiary of DowDuPont Inc. (NYSE: DWDP), a holding company comprised of Dow and DuPont with the intent to form three strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty sectors.

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