PATERSON, NJ – JNS-Smithchem announced its appointment to represent Shin-Etsu Silicones of America Inc., a division of Shin-Etsu Chemical Ltd. The distribution agreement includes silicone fluids, modified fluids, silanes and other specialty silicone products.

“Shin-Etsu Silicones is a world leader in silicone technology with very unique products for several of the markets we serve,” said Bob Whiteley, Executive Vice President, JNS-SmithChem. “Their product line brings value into several areas we already serve, so it is exciting to introduce their technology to our customer base.”

The distribution partnership will focus on the paints, coatings, inks and adhesives markets and covers New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland.  

A U.S. subsidiary of Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd., Japan, Shin-Etsu Silicones of America, Inc. offers technical and capital resources to formulate solutions as a major supplier of silicone materials to North America's medical, automotive, electronics, aerospace, cosmetics and manufacturing industries. Shin-Etsu's premium silicone compounds incorporate leading-edge technology, staff expertise, and value-added service, offering customers quality and consistency in specialty silicone materials.

JNS-SmithChem, LLC is a full-service distributor of specialty chemicals and additives to the building products, coatings, ink, plastics, rubber, compounding, adhesives and sealants, textile, food, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical industries. The company represents over 30 different raw material manufacturers.