Paris-La Défense, January 19, 2021 – Safic-Alcan, an international specialty chemicals distributor, is pleased to announce the implementation of its partnership with Arkema for the distribution of its molecular sieves SILIPORITE® range.

Following extensive discussions, Arkema and Safic-Alcan have confirmed their intention to negotiate and finalize a distribution agreement covering UK and Ireland, Nordics, Russia, Greece and South East Asia. Further countries may also be added to the scope in the second quarter of 2021.

The agreement includes SILIPORITE® trademark which provides engineering polyurethane excellence for a wide range of applications, acting by removing residual moisture often present in polyol, solvents or fillers to prevent water from reacting with isocyanate groups.

“We are very pleased with the extension of our partnership with Arkema molecular sieve for polyurethane applications and beyond, reinforcing a successful focus in our polyurethane capabilities ” said Yann Lissillour, Managing Director CASE and Industrial specialties, for Safic-Alcan Group.

About Safic-Alcan
Safic-Alcan is a French independent distributor of specialty chemicals headquartered in Paris La Défense (France). The Company develops and provides wide ranges of polymers, materials and additives for the rubber, coatings, adhesives, thermoplastics, polyurethane, lubricants, detergency, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals industries. With a network of 25 offices strategically located in Europe, Turkey, the Middle East, China, the USA and Mexico, the company represents state-of-the art manufacturers around the world. Its highly specialized sales engineers allow Safic-Alcan to provide dedicated technical expertise and high-performance solutions thus creating long term partnership with most of its principals and customers. Safic-Alcan employs 630 people worldwide and generated a turnover of 648 M€ in 2019.


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