ZURICH, Switzerland – DKSH’s Performance Materials business unit, a specialty chemicals distributor, and Synthomer, a supplier of emulsion polymers for coatings, construction chemicals, adhesives and technical textiles, have entered into a regional distribution partnership. The partnership covers India, the Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand. The contract, signed at the European Coatings Show in Nuremberg, Germany, will cover Synthomer´s business in the construction, coatings and functional polymers markets.

DKSH`s Performance Materials business unit will distribute and market Synthomer’s full range of emulsion polymers in Asia for the coatings, construction, adhesives and textiles market segments, with some exclusions for specific countries.

Synthomer offers a broad range of binders based around acrylics, styrene-butadiene and vinyl acetate chemistries for a wide array of applications including weather-resistant wood coatings, low-emission interior wall paints, elastic coatings, crack-bridging facade paints for cool roofing applications and plaster, as well as binders for PSA tapes, labels, and technical textiles.

The contract will exclude products for coatings and adhesives in Vietnam, for adhesives and technical textiles in Cambodia and Laos, and technical textiles products in India.