ANTWERP, Belgium - Azelis, Antwerp, Belgium, has extended its existing European distribution agreements with Momentive to include the coatings sector in Russia. Azelis now offers Momentive's range of water-based dispersions for paints, under the brand name AXILAT™.

Azelis’ Russian operations have grown since its formation in 2008, with local warehousing, SHEQ standards and full REACH compliance.

The company is also building a coatings laboratory in Sankt Augustin, Germany. Planned for completion by the end of 2012, the facility will provide customers with in-depth knowledge of the latest raw materials and their use in new coatings applications.