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LANXESS Corporation Appoints Palmer Holland to Distribute Colorant Additive Products

Pittsburgh, Pa. – June 1, 2021– LANXESS Corporation announced today that its Polymer Additives (PLA) business unit has contracted Palmer Holland to be a distributor for its colorant additives products in the United States, effective June 15, 2021. The agreement covers LANXESS’ Macrolex® solvent dyes, Bayplast and Bayfast pigments, as well as Bayscript and Specialty dyes into both the plastics and CASE markets.


“We are happy to expand the partnership between LANXESS and Palmer Holland to include our Colorant Additives business line,” said Glen Bowen, Head of Sales North America, LANXESS Polymer Additives business unit. “Palmer Holland has been a valued and trusted distribution partner for our Polymer Additives business unit for many years and the extension of our relationship to include colorants will accelerate the growth of our business in the U.S.”


Tony Denton, Business Director Plastics for Palmer Holland adds, “Palmer Holland and LANXESS have been amazing partners for many years in various markets within the specialty chemicals industry. We are excited to add this highly complementary group of LANXESS products to our portfolio; this addition allows us to further deepen that relationship and offer our customers highly innovative solutions.”


Established in 1925, Palmer Holland is a North American specialty chemical and ingredient distributor of raw materials headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio with more than 40 account managers and ingredient consultants stationed across the United States.


The Polymer Additives (PLA) business unit of specialty chemicals company LANXESS is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of bromine, bromine derivatives and phosphorus chemicals. With around 900 employees in 14 locations worldwide, the business offers a product portfolio of around 350 products that also includes a variety of other polymer additives such as plasticizers, hydrolysis stabilizers, colorant additives and solutions for water treatment.


LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 6.1 billion in 2020. The company currently has about 14,300 employees in 33 countries. 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.


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This company release contains certain forward-looking statements, including assumptions, opinions, expectations and views of the company or cited from third party sources. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could cause the actual results, financial position, development or performance of LANXESS AG to differ materially from the estimations expressed or implied herein. LANXESS AG does not guarantee that the assumptions underlying such forward-looking statements are free from errors nor does it accept any responsibility for the future accuracy of the opinions expressed in this presentation or the actual occurrence of the forecast developments. No representation or warranty (expressed or implied) is made as to, and no reliance should be placed on, any information, estimates, targets and opinions, contained herein, and no liability whatsoever is accepted as to any errors, omissions or misstatements contained herein, and accordingly, no representative of LANXESS AG or any of its affiliated companies or any of such person's officers, directors or employees accept any liability whatsoever arising directly or indirectly from the use of this document.


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