PARIS-LA DEFENSE, France – Safic-Alcan, an international specialty chemicals distributor, announced the extension of its distribution agreement with Albemarle Corp., a leader in the global specialty chemicals industry, effective immediately.

Drawing on its successful partnership with Safic-Alcan for France, Albemarle has extended its existing distribution agreement for ETHACURE® curatives to several countries in Europe and the Middle East region. The expanded territories include: the U.K., Ireland, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Italy, Greece, Russia, Ukraine, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Bahrain.

“We are very happy with this agreement. Albemarle is a great complement to our development into polyurethanes and to our customers’ needs. Moreover, Safic-Alcan shares with Albemarle the same mission, which is to provide our customers with innovative solutions while complying with the highest environmental and ethical standards,” said Philippe Combette, CEO of Safic-Alcan.