PLANO, TX – Viachem Ltd., a leading supplier of fine and specialty chemicals to customers throughout North America, has partnered with Lycus, Ltd. to serve as the sales and distribution partner for the MAXGARD® line of UV stabilizers in North America. Marubeni Specialty Chemicals Inc. has selected Viachem to provide North American distribution of Asahi Kasei F310 polyvinylidene chloride (PVDC) Resin. Marubeni has transferred all sales, service and marketing responsibilities for the specialty ingredient from ChemPoint.
Lycus specializes in UV light absorbers for use in plastics, coatings, adhesives and cosmetics. These powdered additives preserve and enhance a final product's color or fragrance, which can diminish with continued exposure to UV radiation. Lycus is the sole producer of UV stabilizers in the United States.
Known for its excellent humidity, gas and aroma barrier properties, Asahi Kasei F310 PVDC Resin is often used to modify atmosphere packaging for food, protective coatings on metals, and in several other areas where products need to be protected from their respective environment. Marubeni has enlisted Viachem to gain broader distribution for F310 PVDC Resin based on Viachem’s reputation as a dedicated specialty chemical marketer.
Viachem has established itself as a valuable resource for specialty chemical producers that want to ensure customers have access to technical expertise beyond the traditional distributor. The company’s technical sales specialists work with producers and their customers, providing process development expertise and logistics solutions.