READING, PA — Brenntag North America Inc., part of the Brenntag Group, a global market leader in chemical distribution, entered into a distribution agreement with Hexion Inc. to be its national distributor of epoxy specialty and base epoxy resins and intermediates in the United States and Canada.

The Hexion portfolio of epoxy resins, curing agents and modifiers compliments Brenntag’s existing coatings and construction market offerings. These Hexion products are often utilized in end-use applications such as in manufacturing furniture, coatings, adhesives, flooring, and electrical castings and laminates.

Markus Klähn, member of the Management Board of Brenntag Group and CEO Brenntag North America, said, “We are enthusiastic to expand our global strategic relationship with Hexion in North America as part of our specialties growth strategy. Hexion’s high-performance epoxy products and technologies will allow us to solidify our position as partner of choice in the coatings, adhesives and construction segment, and enable us to offer our customers innovative solutions through a dedicated team of technical experts.”

“We’re excited to connect the unique synergies of Brenntag with our product line on a larger scale,” said Adam Houseman, Distribution Manager, Hexion Americas. “By expanding our relationship across North America, our customers will see enhanced value in technical assistance and convenience of supply.”

Hexion offers a wide range of high-performing epoxy products, including EPON™ resins, EPIKURE™ curing agents, HELOXY™ modifiers and diluents, and EPI-REZ™ waterborne resins.

“This distribution agreement will provide our customers with the convenience of developing and sourcing their entire formula from one source backed up by our coatings and construction laboratory. We are thrilled to be aligned with Hexion, one of the inventors of epoxy technology and an industry-leading supplier with a well-rounded spectrum of epoxy solutions for our customers,” said Ted Davlantes, Marketing Director Coatings & Construction, Brenntag North America.

Based in Columbus, Ohio, Hexion Inc. (formerly known as Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc.) is a global leader in thermoset resins. The company serves the global wood and industrial markets through a broad range of thermoset technologies, specialty products and technical support for customers in a diverse range of applications and industries. Hexion Inc. is controlled by investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC.