VINAVIL Appoints Fitz Chem as Distributor in Central and Southeast United States
VINAVIL has announced the appointment of Fitz Chem, NAGASE Group as the exclusive distributor for its PVAc, vinyl acetate/vinyl versatate, VeoVa™, styrene/acrylic and acrylic polymers. Fitz Chem’s technical account managers will serve customers in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
VINAVIL has more than 80 years of experience in the research and development of polymers used in the chemical industry. VINAVIL’s stated that its core strategy encompasses the continuous improvement of existing products and the development of new polymers for coatings, adhesives, textiles, construction, and other specialty applications. Fitz Chem, NAGASE Group supplies and manufactures specialty chemicals to these same markets in North America, with a focus on providing differentiated value-added capabilities to customers through technical proficiency and formulation expertise.
“The Fitz Chem team is excited to bring these innovative products to the customers we’ve served for a generation,” said Tom Downing, director of New Supplier Development at Fitz Chem, NAGASE Group. “VINAVIL is a world-class manufacturer with a rich tradition of customer intimacy. Our corporate cultures are very closely aligned, and we look forward to helping our customers bring innovative and high-performing products to market.”
VINAVIL stated that customers using specialty polymers in the coatings and adhesives markets are seeking new technology products free from APEO and formaldehyde, polymers that would help them to make low-VOC products or help replace solvent-based technology products with water-based technology.