ITASCA, IL — Nagase Specialty Materials NA LLC (NSM) announced a partnership with Kaneka as the exclusive distributor for Kanevinyl™ vinyl chloride vinyl acetate copolymers and terpolymers (solution vinyl resins) for printing inks, coatings, adhesives and heat seal lacquers. NSM’s Technical Account Managers will serve customers in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

“NSM is excited to have a new partnership with Kaneka for Solution Vinyl Resins and bring their high-performance products to customers we have served for many years. Kaneka’s products strategically fit NSM’s sales approach, and we are expecting to provide further solutions to customers with Kaneka,” said Toshio Kondo, Director of Asian Business Development.

Kaneka’s Solution Vinyl Resins are high-performance soluble vinyl terpolymers and copolymers that can be used alone or in combination with other polymers, including acrylics, urethanes, alkyds and other resins. These resins are supplied as dry powders and in different molecular weights and compositions with hydroxyl and carboxyl functionalities. Solution Vinyl Resins produce highly transparent, flexible, odorless and colorless coatings and can be applied by brush, dipping, spray or roller. In general, they exhibit excellent adhesion to multiple substrates, including plastics, metals and foils. They can also be used in packaging adhesives for the interface between foil and plastic substrates.