20/01/2015

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Nordmann, Rassmann takes over distribution of Stepan products

Stepan's product portfolio contains commercial and industrial surfactants, nutritional oils and polyester polyols for rigid and flexible foam. With the acquisition of Bayer MaterialScience's North American polyester polyol business in 2013, Stepan enhanced its robust polyester polyol line and gained a world class production facility in Columbus, GA, USA. In combination with its Polish site in Brzeg Dolny, Stepan is now expanding business into the CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers) markets with its Stepanpol product range. In Europe, NRC is currently distributing the following products in the Nordic countries via its subsidiary Kemi-Intressen as well as in Germany and Austria: Stepanpol aliphatic polyester polyols - these offer greater light stability and non-yellowing properties while providing durability, solvent resistance and tear strength.Stepanpol aromatic polyester polyols - these make use of phthalic anhydride to take advantage of ortho-ester linkage, thereby delivering enhanced hydrolytic stability and diverse substrate adhesion while simultaneously improving abrasion resistance and overall hardness. The major end uses for these CASE polyesters include liquid and hot melt urethane adhesives, cast elastomers, thermoplastic polyurethanes, and polyurethane dispersions, as well as energy cure and conventional cure surface coatings. With the complete portfolio of aliphatic and aromatic polyester polyols, NRC says its new cooperation partner underscores its commitment to being a global market leader in esterification. The publicly-traded manufacturer of speciality and intermediate chemicals was founded in Chicago, IL, USA, in 1932.

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