CARY, NC — Arkema Coating Resins has named Peninsula Polymers of Leawood, Kansas, its 2017 North America Distributor of the Year for helping build better relationships with customers, its strong applications knowledge, and its communication and collaboration efforts in the past year.

Peninsula Polymers focuses on solventborne, waterborne, powder coating and additive products for the coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers (CASE) markets. The company has been in business for more than 25 years and maintains multiple sales and distribution centers nationwide.

“We simply work well together,” said Mike Iwaniw, North America Business Manager, Arkema Coating Resins. “The Peninsula Polymers team brings the highest level of customer service, product knowledge and market intelligence possible. They add immeasurable value for both us and the customer.”

Peninsula Polymers has been a distributor of the current line of Arkema Coating Resins products for more than 20 years.

“Strong partnerships strengthen not only the companies involved, but the industries we serve as well,” said Ken Moran, President of Peninsula Polymers. “Our long history with Arkema has resulted in that kind of partnership. We look forward to the years to come and working together across all of the industries we serve.”

Arkema presented the award to Peninsula Polymers on April 11 at the 2018 American Coatings Show in Indianapolis.