PHILADELPHIA - Rohm and Haas Powder Coatings and Tikkurila, the Finland-based company responsible for Kemira's paints and coatings business, have announced that Tikkurila is the exclusive distributor for Rohm and Haas Powder Coatings in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and the Commonwealth of Independent States, including Russia.

Tikkurila will be the exclusive contact for all the Rohm and Haas Powder Coating product lines covered by this alliance, providing assistance to customers from order fulfillment to delivery. A dedicated team of sales representatives will assist customers in product selection from the wide range of high-quality products, provide technical and sales support, address technical issues, and identify potential cost savings for the customer.

"We are excited about this opportunity of working with a global leader and being able to offer a complete range of high-quality coatings that now includes powder coatings," said Ulf Koivula, president for Tikkurila Coatings. "This new alliance with Rohm and Haas Powder Coatings offers us more technical strength and the ability to connect quickly with customers while expanding our ability to proactively manage a large customer base, regardless of geography."

Rohm and Haas Powder Coatings offers an extensive portfolio of value-added powder coatings products that span a range of technologies including acrylic, epoxy, polyester and silicone. Brand names include CORVEL™, BRITEBOND™, GRAFAWAY™, HY2™, LAMINEER™, LOW-e™, MOR-TEMP™, SPARK-LITE™, TEXTRA™ and Ultra-V™.