Zurich-based DKSH Business Unit Performance Materials, a market expansion services provider, has become an exclusive partner for Keyland Polymer, Cleveland, Ohio, to grow its presence and market share for its portfolio of resins. The partnership will cover Europe, India, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Australia and New Zealand.
Under the agreement, DKSH will provide exclusive distribution for Keyland Polymer’s innovative UV curable resins, with a focus on the powder coatings market. The UV resins are used in powder coatings for metals, plastics, carbon fiber and composites, and are particularly well suited for heat-sensitive applications where process and curing temperatures cannot exceed 130 degrees Celsius.
End users and powder manufacturers are seeking new and innovative products that perform well and meet the growing demand for material safety and finishing systems that reduce impact on the environment and climate. Keyland Polymer’s unique resins cater to that demand and complement DKSH’s broad portfolio of specialty chemicals for powder coatings. This collaboration will allow powder coatings producers to access a new technology to apply their products in substrates that were not previously accessible to traditional high-temperature curing systems.
Michael Knoblauch, president of Keyland Polymer Material Science, LLC and director of Keyland Polymer UV Materials Spain, commented: “We are pleased to designate DKSH as our exclusive agent across Europe and key markets in Asia. DKSH’s strong sales channel and customer network will enable us to expand the market for our product line of UV cured solid resins for powder coatings. We look forward to working with the DKSH marketing and sales team and introducing Keyland Polymer’s products to their existing and new customers.”
Ramon J. Viñas, vice president, Global Specialty Chemicals Industry, Performance Materials, DKSH, added: “We are delighted to introduce Keyland Polymer’s innovative UV resins to our large customer base in the powder coatings industry across Europe and five key markets in Asia-Pacific. We also have a clear intention to expand the cooperation to other territories in the near future where this new technology is capturing a lot of interest.”
For more information, please contact:
DKSH Business Unit Performance Materials
Senior Manager, Group Marketing
Keyland Polymer Material Sciences
Business Development Manager