CHESTER, SC — Coatex has changed distributors of its rheological additives for the paint and coatings and adhesives and sealants markets in North America. The changes involves products sold under the Coapur™, Rheotech™, Viscoatex™, Thixol™, Polyphobe™, Ecodis™ and Coadis™ trade names.

Northspec Chemical will be the primary distributor for these products in Canada. Omya Specialty Materials Inc. will be the primary distributor for these products in Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Peninsula Polymers Inc. will be the primary distributors for these products in Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Michigan, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin and West Virginia.

“Due to recent changes in the North American chemical distribution market, we took the opportunity to evaluate and change our distribution channels in North America,” said Eric Kaiser, Regional President, Coatex Inc. “We believe our customers will be best served through these new regionally focused partners. The distributors we have chosen to work with have the resources and expertise to help us deliver valuable technical solutions to our customers.”

As a result of this announcement, Univar Solutions (previously Nexeo Solutions) is no longer an authorized distributor for these products.

“We are working with our new distributors to ensure our customers a seamless transition,” Kaiser said. “Undisrupted supply and ongoing support for technical and commercial needs are our key priorities, and we are working with our new distribution partners to ensure that these are continued without interruption.”