Antwerp, Belgium -- Azelis will now offer Momentive's range of water based dispersions for paints, known as Axilat, to the coatings sector in Russia, from 1 Oct 2012.
"We are delighted to extend our existing European agreements with leading supplier Momentive. Both companies have enjoyed a successful relationship for many years with these products. This is a major step forward for the Azelis Coatings business in Russia," commented Benoit Fritz, industrial business director.
Momentive's extensive range of water-based polymer dispersions allows customers to meet legislation on the use of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in paint and coatings, Azelis said in a 15 Oct news release.
The speciality chemicals distributor has been based in Russia since 2008 and the company said it will use its international logistics infrastructure together with local warehousing, stringent SHEQ standards and full REACH compliance to deliver Momentive's products to the market.
Azelis is also building a new coatings laboratory, due for completion by end-2012, in Sankt Augustin, Germany.