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25th June 2018, Barcelona

Ashland appoints new composites distributor for France

Ashland, a specialty chemicals company, has announced it has appointed Velox, one of Europe’s leading solution providers of raw material specialities for the plastics, composites, additives and paint and coatings industries, as its new main composites distributor for France.

The new distribution agreement, which is effective from 1 July 2018, includes all Ashland unsaturated polyester resin, gel coat, low-profile additives products and epoxy vinyl ester resins, including Derakane. All activities previously managed by Quimidroga, will transfer to Velox France SAS per 1 July 2018.

Ashland has announced the release of its new Derakane product line at the JEC world exhibition in Paris, in March. © Inside Composites

“We are excited to have Velox representing us in the French market,” said Alessandro Lago, Sales Director, Composites, EMEA. “The Velox team has considerable commercial experience in the composites business and the right technical expertise to support Ashland’s growth in the French market.”

Ashland is a premier specialty chemicals company serving customers in a wide range of consumer and industrial markets, including adhesives, architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, food and beverage, personal care and pharmaceutical.

“We are delighted that Ashland have selected Velox as their main representative for composite products in France and trust in our expertise. We look forward to a very successful cooperation”, commented François Minec, General Manager at Velox.

Velox is a leading pan-European distributor of raw material specialities and solution provider for the plastics, composites, rubber, paints and coatings industries. Founded in 1993 by Bernard Goursaud and N. Max Schlenzig, Velox is headquartered in Hamburg, Germany. The company has 21 offices throughout Europe and employs over 230 experienced employees to support its customers across Europe and beyond.

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