HAMBURG, Germany - Eastman Chemical BV has expanded its distribution network and appointed ICH Benelux BV as its new distributor in Benelux. The new agreement will begin January 1, 2015 and covers all Eastman™ products for coatings applications.

Eastman Chemical’s product range includes cellulose esters, Texanol™ ester alcohol, Optifilm™ Enhancer 300, chlorinated polyolefines, SAIB, ketones and various solvents.

ICH Benelux, located in Zaandam near Amsterdam, is a distributor with a strong focus on the coatings industry. ICH Benelux belongs to the German-based Krahn Chemie group, a specialty chemical distribution company that also provides in-house laboratory services. Eastman Chemical and Krahn Chemie have been working successfully together in the German market for many years.