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March 15, 2016-Arkema expands its relationship in Canada with Azelis Americas with the ORGASOL® line of polyamide powders.

Stamford, CT- Arkema announced today that Azelis Canada (Unipex Solutions Canada), an Azelis Americas company will handle the distribution of the Orgasol® product line across Canada. Effective March 15th, 2016, Azelis Canada will represent Arkema’s Orgasol® line of polyamide powders for industrial applications.

The Orgasol® product line will be marketed and supported through the C.A.S.E division (Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants, and Elastomers) of Azelis Canada, expanding our product offering of functional performance additives to these industry segments.  The business aligns well with Azelis Canada’s current Arkema relationship for Sartomer® acrylate and methacrylate monomers and oligomers for high energy curable applications.

This move further strengthens and expands the relationship between our two companies. Originally started in 1968 with the Sartomer® product line, and based on the continued growth and performance this was a natural product line expansion that we are looking forward to in Canada.

Orgasol® polyamides are a range of high performance powders used as additives in paints, varnishes, inks, and compounds to improve properties in highly demanding coating applications.  They can be used in all kinds of liquid paints and offer unique properties for coatings, including high abrasion and scratch resistance, matting, texturing, soft touch, and antiblocking.

 About Azelis Americas

Azelis Americas (formerly KODA Distribution Group) is a leader in specialty chemical distribution in the US and Canada. Azelis Americas is organized around industry sectors in the following focus markets: CASE (Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants & Elastomers), Specialty Ag/Horticulture, Personal Care, Homecare & Industrial Cleaning, Pharma, Chemical Industries, Rubber and Plastic Additives, Lubricants and Metalworking Fluids. Azelis Americas will continue to operate in the USA and Canada using its existing business model and go-to-market strategy. Its renowned local brands will be maintained and co-branded with the Azelis visual identity, thereby emphasizing its local focus on absolute customer service, now backed by a global structure.

Azelis Americas is headquartered in Stamford, CT.

Azelis Americas is part of the Azelis Group based in Antwerp, Belgium.

About Arkema

A designer of materials and innovative solutions, Arkema shapes materials and creates new uses that accelerate customer performance.  Our business portfolio spans high-performance materials, industrial specialties and coating solutions.  Our globally recognized brands are ranked among the leaders in the markets we serve. Reporting annual sales of €7.5 billion in 2014, we employ approximately 19,200 people worldwide and operate in close to 50 countries.  We are committed to active engagement with all our stakeholders.  Our research centers in North America, France and Asia concentrate on advances in lightweight materials, renewable feedstocks, energy generation and storage, water treatment, electronics and 3D printing.  For the latest, visit

Arkema expands its relationship in Canada with Azelis Americas with the ORGASOL® line of polyamide powders. (35 Kb)