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LANXESS makes changes to distribution setup for lubricant additives business in North America

LANXESS makes changes to distribution setup for lubricant additives business in North America

The Additives (ADD) business unit of specialty chemicals company LANXESS is restructuring its distribution setup for its lubricant additives products. Its Lubricant  Additives business line, which offers a comprehensive product portfolio for the lubricant industry, announced that Palmer Holland will become the distributor for its lubricant additives products in North America.

The Ohio-based specialty chemical distributor will add a variety of base stocks, additives and finished fluids to its current offering of Additin® products. Some of the LANXESS staple brands that now will be available through Palmer Holland are:  Barinate™, Calcinate™, Durad®, Hybase®, Lobase®, Naugalube®, Surchem™, Hatcol®, Reolube®and Synton® .

“We are pleased to expand our relationship with Palmer Holland,” said Duane Hall, head of sales for LANXESS’ Lubricant Additives business line.  “Palmer Holland has a knowledgeable sales staff throughout the U.S. and has earned a reputation as a professional, customer-focused partner for our Additin brand in the lubricant additives market. We are excited to work together to serve our customers with effective, efficient and comprehensive solutions to meet their needs.”

“We are excited to add this highly complementary group of LANXESS additives to our lubricant portfolio,” said Eric Kielts, director of lubricants at Palmer Holland.  “The high quality, industry leading products from LANXESS will greatly benefit our customers and their formulas.  Palmer Holland has a strong relationship with LANXESS’ Lubricant Additives business and this expansion will only deepen that relationship.”

Palmer Holland is a national specialty chemical and ingredient distributor of raw materials with headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio and account managers and ingredient consultants stationed across the United States and Canada.

The Lubricant Additives business line (LAB), part of the LANXESS Additives business unit, comprises a broad portfolio of lubricant products. LANXESS’ product portfolio includes synthetic base fluids, lubricant additives, additive packages and formulated lubricants, used in a wide range of applications and industries including: automotive, marine, aviation and defense and industrial applications such as metal working, power generation, refrigeration, mining & construction, primary metals and food processing.

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 7.2 billion in 2018. The company currently has about 15,400 employees in 33 countries and is represented at 60 production sites worldwide. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical intermediates, additives, specialty chemicals and plastics. LANXESS is listed in the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World and Europe) and FTSE4Good.