PARIS-LA DÉFENSE, France – Safic-Alcan has entered into an extended distribution agreement with Orion Engineered Carbons in South Africa, effective Jan. 1, 2021. The extended distribution agreement covers specialty carbon blacks and rubber carbon blacks, for applications such as mechanical rubber goods, coating and ink systems, polymers, and other special applications.

The Safic-Alcan Group and Orion Engineered Carbons already have a longstanding and successful partnership in Europe, and this agreement comes after a further extension a couple of years ago in Benelux, Germany and eastern Europe.

“This is a new step in our cooperation with Safic-Alcan. With this further agreement, we underline our commitment to the carbon black customers in the South African market and are confident that the excellent service offered by Safic-Alcan is ideally suited to the performance of our products,” said Udo Engels, Vice President Sales EMEA, Orion Engineered Carbons GmbH.

“We are delighted to further extend our long-running partnership with Orion Engineered Carbons, a global leader in engineered carbon blacks. We are confident that this new agreement will further strengthen our relationship with Orion and will allow us to enhance our product portfolio and product offering in South Africa and thus to satisfy a wider range of customers,” said Philippe Cenreaud, Managing Director Rubber and Plastic and Yann Lissillour, Managing Director CASE and Industrial specialties, for Safic-Alcan Group.