Elkem Silicones, the world's second largest silicone siloxane capacity producer, announces a strategic distribution partnership with IMCD, a leading distributor of specialty chemicals and food ingredients, to promote and distribute silicone materials in North America.
These silicone materials, including cyclosiloxanes D4 and D5, polydimethylsiloxane oils (PDMS), silanol fluids, functional fluids, emulsions, antifoams, gels, and sealants, will be marketed by IMCD for all specialty market applications including coatings, construction, industrial, home care, cosmetics, personal care, plastics, rubber, lubricants and food.
Stocked locally in the United States, Elkem has multiple manufacturing facilities located in Asia, Europe and the United States.
"We are excited to extend our silicone solutions with a personal touch in North America through IMCD's commercial knowledge and market formulation expertise," said Chris York, president, Elkem Silicones Americas. "We are proud to partner with IMCD, an industry leader, to provide North America customers with Elkem's high quality silicone materials and convenient access to IMCD's comprehensive and complementary product portfolio."
"With an established national team positioned in Canada, and the launch of a single IMCD brand in the US last year, IMCD provides our principal suppliers with market-focused sales teams that deliver the technical expertise and local market knowledge to expand business opportunities and solutions for both our suppliers and valued customers," said Marcus Jordan, Americas president, IMCD. "Representing Elkem's portfolio across North America upholds our strategy to execute coast-to-coast sales coverage for our partners and we are thrilled to introduce Elkem's world-class products to customers in our core markets within the industrial and life sciences industries."
For more information about sourcing Elkem silicones through IMCD, call (800) 729-8900 or visit www.imcdus.com.
About Elkem Silicones
Elkem Silicones has more than 3,100 employees dedicated to providing silicone solutions with a personal touch that deliver your potential. Elkem Silicones, a division of Elkem, is one of the world's leading fully integrated silicone suppliers, operating 11 multi-functional manufacturing sites and 12 R&D centers around the globe. Based in Lyon, France, Elkem Silicones offers a full range of silicone technologies for diverse specialty markets including aerospace, automotive, construction, consumer goods, energy, healthcare, paper, personal care and textiles. www.silicones.elkem.com
About Elkem ASA
Founded in 1904, Elkem is one of the world's leading suppliers of silicon-based advanced materials with operations throughout the value chain from quartz to specialty silicones, as well as attractive market positions in specialty ferrosilicon alloys and carbon materials. Elkem is a publicly listed company on the Oslo Stock Exchange, and is headquartered in Oslo. The company has 6200 employees with 29 production sites and sales offices in a total of 28 countries worldwide. In 2018 Elkem had revenues of 25.9 billion NOK. To learn more, please visit www.elkem.com
About IMCD N.V.
IMCD is a market-leader in the sales, marketing and distribution of speciality chemicals and food ingredients. Its result-driven professionals provide market-focused solutions to suppliers and customers across EMEA, Americas and Asia-Pacific, offering a range of comprehensive product portfolios, including innovative formulations that embrace industry trends.
Listed at Euronext, Amsterdam (IMCD), IMCD realised revenues of EUR 2,690 million in 2019 with nearly 3,000 employees in over 50 countries on 6 continents. IMCD's dedicated team of technical and commercial experts work in close partnership to tailor best in class solutions and provide value through expertise for around 49,000 customers and a diverse range of world class suppliers.
For further information, please visit www.imcdgroup.com