Brenntag Specialties will become the exclusive distributor for BASF’s Baxxodur® amine-based curing agents for the United States and Canada. The agreement, which is effective May 1, expands the collaboration between BASF and Brenntag Specialties. Since July 2019, Brenntag has been the exclusive distributor for Baxxodur products in the western and eastern United States.

“This collaboration provides our customers the convenience of developing their entire formula and sourcing raw materials from one easy to work with distribution leader,” said Ted Davlantes, president Material Science Americas, Brenntag Specialties. “Customers are fully supported with a dedicated team of industry experts and a comprehensive product portfolio.”

“Broadening our existing relationship with Brenntag for the Baxxodur and the polyetheramines portfolio in the United States 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.

BASF’s Baxxodur portfolio, including polyetheramines and isophorone diamine, is used by customers as curing agents and chain extenders in epoxy and polyurea applications for the wind, electrical, composites, adhesives and flooring industries. According to the company, 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.