CARY, NC/CHESTER, SC – Arkema Emulsion Systems has been chosen to represent Coatex thickeners and dispersants in North America. The agreement calls for Arkema Emulsion Systems to provide sales representation in the coatings market in North America. Additionally, Arkema Emulsion Systems will work closely with Coatex to provide product stewardship and application technical service in the selected markets. The announcement was made jointly by Coatex and Arkema Emulsion Systems, both part of Arkema.

“We are excited to be able to offer our customers more choices in rheology modifiers and dispersant technologies,” said Eric Kaiser, Global Marketing Director for Arkema Emulsion Systems. “The Coatex line of synthetic thickeners and dispersants has an excellent reputation in the markets it serves. We look forward to helping our customers take advantage of this leading technology.”

The product lines represented by Arkema Emulsion Systems are designed to help formulators meet the latest formulating standards, including low-VOC, APEO-free systems. Coatex products offer a wide range of rheology performance with excellent efficiency. They include ECODIS® and COADIS® polyacrylate dispersing agents, RHEOTECH® associative acrylic thickeners, and COAPUR® polyurethane thickeners. Combined with the POLYPHOBE® line of rheology modifiers, Coatex offers one of the broadest portfolios of rheology solutions available in the North American coatings market.