KENT, England — Blagden Specialty Chemicals Ltd. will be the exclusive UK and Irish distributor for the Novares range of hydrocarbon resins from Rain Carbon Co. (formerly known as Rütgers) effective Jan. 1, 2021.

“The Novares range of hydrocarbon resins is a valuable addition to the high-performance products we already offer,” said Blagden CEO Graham Turton. “They will be available for prompt distribution from UK-based warehouses in the new year.”

Based on petrochemical feedstock, Novares resins offer diverse properties that help to produce safe and high-quality products for industries including coatings and adhesives, as well as for road construction and printing inks.

Blagden takes over distribution from Gelpke & Bate that, after a long association with Rain Carbon, will close its office by Dec. 31, 2020.

“We will soon be expanding the range with the introduction of hydrogenated versions of hydrocarbon resins,” Graham added. “This pure series of resins offer a water-white quality, low odor and color, thermal stability, and excellent compatibility where required.”