Reading, Pennsylvania – Brenntag Specialties is to be the exclusive distributor for BASF’s amine curing agents in the western and south-western US. It will start supplying the products in mid-October.
The Baxxodur amine product line incorporates curing agents and chain extenders, with applications including polyurethane coatings, adhesives, sealants and flooring. The range includes polyetheramine and isophorone diamine products.
Ted Davlantes is vice-president of coatings & construction at Brenntag North America. He said: ‘This collaboration provides our customers the convenience of developing and sourcing their entire formula from one source.’
The products are manufactured in both Ludwigshafen, Germany and Geismar, Louisiana. The differences in their molecular structure, basicity, and type and number of functional groups allows both curing reactions and the properties of the cured thermosets to be tailored.