Reading, Pennsylvania – Brenntag North America has set up a collaboration with Umicore for the distribution of polyurethane and polyester catalysts in the US and Canada. These include Valikat catalysts for polyurethanes.
The deal includes Umicore's Valikat Bi, Zn and ZB catalysts based on bismuth and zinc, which replace those based on tin and mercury.
Brenntag will also be selling Valikat DCC delayed cure catalysts for polyurethane, which mimic the effect of mercury. The catalysts are developed and manufactured in Bruges, Belgium.
‘The Umicore catalyst product lines are an exciting addition to our adhesives, coatings, elastomers and sealants (ACES) portfolio,’ said Ted Davlantes, director for ACES at Brenntag North America. ‘Distributing these products in North America will enable our team of technical sales professionals to meet the demands of new product development and the challenges of new regulations.’