AVON, OH – Polyscope announced the appointment of Maroon Group LLC as a U.S. distributor for its Xiran® styrene maleic anhydride copolymers (SMA) resins and aqueous solutions.

The main characteristics of Xiran copolymers are transparent appearance, high heat resistance, high dimensional stability and the specific reactivity of the anhydride group. XIRAN neat resins and aqueous solutions are especially relevant where key maleic anhydride functionalities as improved adhesion and compatibility, crosslink-ability, dispersibility and improved hydrophobicity are required. The anhydride groups provide the freedom to chemically modify the polymer to provide optimal performance for customers’ formulation. Typical applications are adhesives, coatings, overprint varnishes, and gypsum-based construction products, as well as a key building block for pigment dispersants.

"Polyscope’s broad SMA product offering immediately provides our C.A.S.E. Sales Team with new solutions to offer our customer base,” said Bill Nicholas, Vice President of Sales - CASE at Maroon Group. “Their mission to create a sustainable and environmentally sound growing company through safety, trust and empowerment via an entrepreneurial culture is completely aligned with Maroon Group’s culture of Creating Customer Success® with every interaction with our valued principals and customers.”

“Maroon Group’s technical sales team and customer-centric approach are an excellent fit for the business Polyscope is building in the U.S. market,” said Chris Pregler, North American Sales and Business Development Manager, Polyscope. “We are looking forward to partnering with Maroon Group and introducing our broad range of SMA copolymers to their extensive customer base.”