ITASCA, IL – VINAVIL has appointed Fitz Chem, a member of NAGASE Group, as the exclusive distributor for its PVAc, vinyl acetate/vinyl versatate, VeoVa™, styrene/acrylic and acrylic polymers. Fitz Chem’s technical account managers will serve customers in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

VINAVIL has a strong technological heritage, with more than 80 years of experience in the research and development of polymers used in the chemical industry. VINAVIL’s core strategy encompasses the continuous improvement of existing products and the development of new polymers for coatings, adhesives, textiles, construction and other specialty applications. Fitz Chem supplies and manufactures specialty chemicals to these same markets in North America, with a focus on providing differentiated value-added capabilities to customers through technical proficiency and formulation expertise.

“The Fitz Chem team is excited to bring these innovative products to the customers we’ve served for a generation," said Tom Downing, Director of New Supplier Development at Fitz Chem, NAGASE Group. “VINAVIL is a world-class manufacturer with a rich tradition of customer intimacy. Our corporate cultures are very closely aligned, and we look forward to helping our customers bring innovative and high-performing products to market.”

Fitz Chem is a customer-focused distributor of specialty chemicals in the Central United States.

Established in Italy in the 1920s, VINAVIL S.p.A. is globally headquartered in Milan, Italy, and is a manufacturer of polymers. Founded in 1994, the North American subsidiary VINAVIL AMERICAS, Deerfield Beach, Florida, has production sites in West Chicago and Montreal.