PARIS-LA DÉFENSE, France – Safic-Alcan, an international specialty chemicals distributor, announced the extension of its existing distribution agreement with Dow for ethylene copolymers to the entire Europe, Middle East and Africa region (EMEA), effective between Jan. 1, 2019, and April 1, 2019.

Drawing on their successful partnership for France, Spain, Portugal and the Nordic countries, Dow and Safic-Alcan have decided to expand their distribution agreement for ethylene copolymers to include all the EMEA countries.

The agreement includes such trademarks as ELVAX®, ELVALOY®, FUSABOND®, BYNEL®, NUCREL®, SURLYN®, ENTIRA® and APEEL®, which are used in a wide variety of applications ranging from injection moulding for plastics to everyday products such as adhesives and sealants, wire and cable, sole shoes, packaging, composites, and others.

“We are very pleased with the extension of our partnership with Dow for ethylene copolymers to the whole EMEA region,” said Philippe Combette, CEO of Safic-Alcan. “Their leading brands of high-performance ethylene copolymers will allow us to enhance our product portfolio with complementary innovative technologies and reach new markets in a wide variety of industries.”

“As part of the merger between Dow and DuPont, the ethylene copolymer offering of DuPont is being integrated into the Dow portfolio. We are excited about the extension of the distribution agreement with our partner Safic-Alcan, as it enables customers to benefit from an increased range of established and differentiated products and technologies,” added Grant Fisher, Sales Director Europe at Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics.