Huntsman Performance Products Announces Selection of Azelis to Represent CASE Specialty Product Portfolio
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 21, 2019
THE WOODLANDS, Texas, March 21, 2019 -Huntsman’s Performance Products division is pleased to announce the appointment of Azelis Americas CASE LLC (Azelis CASE) as its sole distributor in the North Central and North East United States regions, for its portfolio of coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers (CASE) specialty products. These specialty CASE products include Huntsman’s JEFFAMINE®, JEFFSPERSE®, JEFFCAT® and JEFFSOL® product brands.
Azelis CASE, headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, will represent Huntsman Performance Products in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Vermont, and Virginia.
Commenting on this appointment, John Q. Smyth, Vice President of Huntsman’s Performance Products Americas business said, “We are delighted to extend our relationship with Azelis CASE into these regions of the United States. This will further strengthen our reach to market for our CASE products, including JEFFAMINE® Epoxy Curing Agents, JEFFSOL® plasticizers, JEFFCAT® catalysts and JEFFSPERSE® water-based pigment dispersants.”
Huntsman expects Azelis CASE will be fully prepared to service these regions by July 1, 2019.
JEFFAMINE®, JEFFSPERSE®, JEFFCAT® and JEFFSOL® are registered trademarks of Huntsman Corporation or an affiliate thereof in one or more, but not all, countries.
Huntsman Corporation is a publicly traded global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated and specialty chemicals with 2018 revenues more than $9 billion. Our chemical products number in the thousands and are sold worldwide to manufacturers serving a broad and diverse range of consumer and industrial end markets. We operate more than 75 manufacturing, R&D and operations facilities in approximately 30 countries and employ approximately 10,000 associates within our four distinct business divisions. For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company's website at www.huntsman.com.
Azelis is a leading distributor of specialty chemicals and food ingredients present in over 40 countries across the globe with around 1,900 employees. Our knowledgeable teams of industry, market and technical experts are each dedicated to a specific market within Life Sciences and Industrial Chemicals. We offer a lateral value chain of complementary products to over 40,000 customers, creating a turnover of €1.94 billion. In the US we operate under a number of renowned co-brands that cater to the various markets in the region. www.azelis.com/americas/case
Certain information in this release constitutes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These statements are based on management's current beliefs and expectations. The forward-looking statements in this release are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances and involve risks and uncertainties that may affect the company's operations, markets, products, services, prices and other factors as discussed under the caption "Risk Factors" in the Huntsman companies' filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Significant risks and uncertainties may relate to, but are not limited to, volatile global economic conditions, cyclical and volatile product markets, disruptions in production at manufacturing facilities, reorganization or restructuring of Huntsman’s operations, including any delay of, or other negative developments affecting the ability to implement cost reductions and manufacturing optimization improvements in Huntsman businesses and realize anticipated cost savings, and other financial, economic, competitive, environmental, political, legal, regulatory and technological factors. The company assumes no obligation to provide revisions to any forward-looking statements should circumstances change, except as otherwise required by applicable laws.