LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany – Effective immediately, BASF and Gustav Grolman GmbH & Co. KG, Neuss, Germany, will start an exclusive collaboration in the marketing of amine-based curing agents of the Baxxodur® brand in Europe. Grolman will initially market the BASF specialty chemicals for the countries of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Ireland and Great Britain, specifically for use in epoxy resin-based applications. Examples are thermosetting laminates, highly resistant floor coatings, corrosion-protection varnish and composite materials. The products are used in the construction industry as well as in automotive, marine, aerospace and industrial applications.

“The partnership fits very well into our Baxxodur sales and distribution strategy. Grolman has a diversified know-how in application technology and a technically well-versed sales force. As one of Europe's largest distributors of specialty chemicals, Grolman also has the right structure and market acceptance to serve customers efficiently,” said Dr. Oliver Cullmann, Vice President Business Management Specialty Amines in BASF's Intermediates division.

“The high-quality curing agent components made by BASF supplement to a great extent our product range of resins, accelerators, flame retardants, fiber and filler wetting agents not only for the thermosetting industry, but also allows us to keep expanding our strong position in the coating industry,“ said Dirk Grolman, Managing Director and owner of Grolman GmbH & Co. KG.