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Arkema accelerates launch of innovative neutralizing amine into coatings market through partnership with SpecialChem


Arkema is pleased to announce today a new collaboration with SpecialChem on Advantex®, an innovative neutralizing amine for latex paints. Both companies are jointly helping latex paint formulators to better understand the benefits of using Advantex® into their formulation.
“We are very excited to start this collaboration with SpecialChem and join its Coatings & Inks platform” says François Guillemet, Advantex® Business Manager. “This partnership allows Arkema to offer globally immediate and direct technical support to all paint formulators on this new technology. This is a highly efficient tool to find new customers that will be then followed up by our sales force and distributors”

“The collaboration with Arkema on Advantex® provides SpecialChem with yet another opportunity to bring an innovative technology to its fast growing network of 30 000 +coating formulators worldwide....” says Bernard Hasson, SpecialChem Chief Executive Officer.

Advantex® is an easy drop-in additive to replace current amines commonly used in water-based paints. Thanks to its unique chemical structure, this innovative neutralizing amine also acts as a multifunctional additive in latex paint formulation allowing to reduce the dosage of pigment dispersant, to lower odor & VOC or to increase drying flexibility.

Formulators can use 3 services through :

- Better understand the Advantex® key benefits with a dedicated Performance Center: Neutralizing Amine Center

- Attend an online conference on October, 25th to further deepen their understanding of Advantex®:
“Keep high performance in your architectural paint when changing your neutralizing amine!”

- Get fast technical support:

- Request a sample

- Ask for technical advice
About Arkema

A global chemical player for the coating industry, Arkema consists of three coherent and balanced business segments:

- Vinyl Products: Chlorochemicals and PVC, Vinyl Compounds, Pipes and Profiles (Alphacan),

- Industrial Chemicals: Acrylics, PMMA (Altuglas International), Thiochemicals, Fluorochemicals, Hydrogen Peroxide,

- Performance Products: Technical Polymers, Specialty Chemicals (Ceca), Organic Peroxides, Additives, Urea Formaldehyde Resins, Agrochemicals (Cerexagri).

Arkema develops its activities by combining safety and environmental protection, client proximity, industrial reliability, and competitiveness.
Present in over 40 countries with 18,600 employees, Arkema achieves sales of over 5.2 billion euros.

With its six research centers in France, the United States, and Japan, and internationally recognized brands, Arkema holds leadership positions in its principal markets.


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