The Performance Products division of Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) has announced its selection of Viachem Ltd. to be its United States representative and distributor of JEFFSPERSE X3503 non-ionic polymeric dispersant for water-based coatings, inkjet inks and pigment concentrates.
Stu Monteith, Vice President of Huntsman Performance Products, said: “We expect this to be a great partnership that will result in significant growth in market share for JEFFSPERSE dispersant.” He added: “Viachem has a strong presence in the paints and coatings marketplace, and has achieved a remarkable record of innovation in specialty chemicals. They are recognized worldwide.”
A unique and patented universal dispersant for all organic pigments and carbon black, it provides exceptional stability, color development and high gloss in aqueous pigment concentrates. Highly resistant to rub-out, JEFFSPERSE X3503 dispersant exhibits no tendency to foam and eliminates the need for other surfactants.
In 2010, Viachem was awarded second place in the “Best Business Innovation” category by ICIS, the world’s largest information provider for the global chemical and energy industries. Viachem was honored for its producer-centric, partnership-oriented business model.
“Partnering with Huntsman is a significant opportunity for Viachem,” said Kyle Einhorn, Vice President of Business Development for Viachem. “Huntsman’s innovative thinking and unique approach to product development, coupled with its dedicated worldwide technical team, sets the pace for the industry. This alliance has the synergy needed to generate significant revenue and long-term market growth for both companies.”