PATERSON, NJ – Specialty chemical distributor JNS-Smithchem announced its appointment as the distributor representing Shin-Etsu MicroSi® vinyl resin technology, a division of Nissin Chemical Co. Ltd. This includes the Solbin® vinyl chloride vinyl acetate copolymers for solvent-based inks and coatings, Vinyblan® water-based vinyl chloride, vinyl acetate and acrylic acid ester copolymers, and Chaline® silicone acrylic hybrid resins.

“Shin-Etsu MicroSi has very unique water-based technology for the inkjet and specialty coatings markets,” said Bob Whiteley, Executive Vice President, JNS-SmithChem. “Their proprietary silicone acrylic hybrid polymers have applications for rubber and plastics, and their solvent-based vinyl copolymer resins continue to be used in specialty coatings ink applications for film and foil where performance is needed.”

“JNS-Smithchem has a strong presence in the coatings market, and their people understand specialty materials and how to bring them to market,” said Ed Nichols, Marketing Manager for Shin-Etsu MicroSi. “We are excited to be working with them especially when it comes to introducing our newer resin technologies.”

The distribution partnership covers New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and parts of Ohio. 

Shin-Etsu MicroSi, based in Phoenix, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Shin-Etsu Chemical, headquartered in Tokyo.