Paullo, Italy -- Janssen PMP has appointed Chemaxia Srl, located in Paullo (Milan), as distributor in the Italian market of its Sodium and Zinc Pyrion line of speciality antimicrobials.
Chemaxia said in a statement that it has started distribution in the following markets and applications:
•polymeric materials including polyurethane foams;
•architectural paints and coatings;
•metal working fluids; and
Janssen PMP is the Preservation and Material Protection division of Janssen Pharmaceutical NV, a Johnson&Johnson Group company, based in Beerse, Belgium.
Janssen offers a range of pyrithione-based antimicrobials under the Pyrion brand to inhibit microbial growth in a variety of industrial applications -- plastics, textile, paints, coatings, adhesives, sealants, caulks, leather processing, metalworking fluids, and in marine antifouling paints, as well as in personal care.
Chemaxia said Janssen selected it as a business partner as a result of its strong presence in the Italian market.