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German major BASF has expanded its distribution relationship with Azelis Americas through an exclusive agreement with GMZ Inc. The deal sees GMZ Inc. bring BASF’s dispersions, resins and additives portfolio to the Midwest, Ohio Valley, and Northeast distribution territories.

“Authorizing GMZ Inc. is an important part of our distribution strategy to promote growth and streamline our channel to the CASE [coatings, adhesives, sealants, elastomers] market,” says Boone Pitts, distribution manager, BASF dispersions & resins division, North America.

The agreement covers the following States: Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, and Missouri.

“BASF’s comprehensive and unmatched product portfolio for the CASE market, nicely complements our newly formed GMZ entity. With this appointment, we now have access to BASF’s full breadth of chemistries into the CASE segment, and we are enhancing our specialty chemicals footprint in the Midwest, Ohio Valley and Northeast regions,” adds Frank Bergonzi, CEO and president of Azelis Americas.

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