PARIS-LA DÉFENSE, France – SAFIC-ALCAN, an international specialty chemicals distributor, announced the start of its collaboration with LANXESS in the biocides market in France.

With the brands PREVENTOL® and BIOCHEK®, LANXESS is a leading global supplier of biocides. With comprehensive technical and regulatory service, LANXESS Biocides is serving industries that include paints, varnishes, adhesives and additives.

The cooperation between SAFIC-ALCAN and LANXESS starts at a key moment when the change of classification of many actives ingredients like MIT make it possible to promote original and alternative biocides solutions.

Jean-Yves Petit, LANXESS Biocides France, commented, "The sale of biocides is challenging and demands comprehensive technical, biological and regulatory competence. With SAFIC- ALCAN, we have gained a partner who, thanks to their extensive experience in the sales and promotion of chemical specialties including biocides, can transmit these competencies to our customers."

“We are very pleased about the cooperation in distributing Preventol and Biochek in France, which will further strengthen our relationship with LANXESS. Our technically focused distribution team is well prepared to pass LANXESS’ technical knowledge and the support to our customers. Our French team is well positioned to efficiently answer customers expectations with innovative solutions,” said Philippe Combette, CEO of SAFIC-ALCAN.