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Brenntag Specialties and BASF

March 4, 2022

Brenntag Specialties, BASF Expand Collaboration

Brenntag becomes exclusive distributor in the United States and Canada for BASF’s Polyetheramines and Baxxodur portfolio.

Brenntag Specialties, BASF Expand Collaboration

Brenntag Specialties will become the exclusive distributor for BASF‘s Baxxodur amine-based curing agents for USA and Canada beginning May 1.    Since July 2019, Brenntag has been the exclusive distributor for Baxxodur products in the Western and Eastern United States. Under the agreement, BASF and Brenntag Specialties, the global market leader in specialty chemical distribution, expand their collaboration. Baxxodur is a trademark of BASF SE.   

“We are proud to expand our relationship with BASF,” said Ted Davlantes, president Material Science Americas, Brenntag Specialties. “This collaboration provides our customers the convenience of developing their entire formula and sourcing raw materials from one easy to work with distribution leader. Customers are fully supported with a dedicated team of industry experts and a comprehensive product portfolio.”    BASF’s Baxxodur portfolio, including polyetheramines and isophorone diamine, is utilized by customers as highly efficient curing agents and chain extenders in epoxy and polyurea applications for the wind, electrical, composites, adhesives and flooring industries. The usage of Baxxodur allows customers to achieve a wide range of benefits in their formulation, including curing time, hardness, flexibility, peel strength, chemical and temperature resistance.

BASF offers the broadest portfolio of amine-based curing agents for these industries.   

“Broadening our existing relationship with Brenntag for the Baxxodur and the polyetheramines portfolio in the US and Canada aligns with our product line growth strategy,” said Kevin Anderson, vice president, business management amines, acetylenics, and carbonyl derivatives, North America, BASF Corporation. “We are excited to further our collaboration, especially considering Brenntag’s technical expertise and extensive market knowledge for these products.