Univar Solutions Inc., a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services, announced that it is now the exclusive distributor of COIM USA‘s Diexter-G, Isoexter, and Hydroexter in the United States and Canada.
COIM’s polyester polyols and specialty resins are used to enhance the properties of coatings, adhesives, and sealants (CAS) and will complement Univar Solutions’ existing CAS product lines.
“We’re excited to enhance our already robust high-performance polyester and polyurethane technologies product line through our new collaboration with COIM. This allows Univar Solutions to be even more valuable to our customers and help solve their toughest challenges, develop more innovative and sustainable products and reduce time to market,” said Chris Fitzgerald, global VP, CASE, Rubber and Plastic Additives for Univar Solutions.
The versatility, performance, and adaptability of Diexter-G, Isoexter, and Hydroexter make them well-suited for use in a wide range of applications — from industrial and polyurethane coatings, adhesives, and sealants to resin synthesis and color dispersions.
Polyesters are used in CAS applications for mechanical properties, flexibility and impact resistance, adhesion, solvent, oil, fuel and oxidation resistance, abrasion and chip resistance, weatherability, and UV resistance.
- Polyurethanes produced with Diexter polyester polyols have excellent physical and mechanical characteristics: high abrasion resistance, excellent ultimate elongation, chemical resistance and resistance to solvents.
- The Isoexter line consist of polyester polyols, polyether polyols and systems, used for the production of rigid polyurethane insulating foams with excellent mechanical, fire resistance and thermal insulation properties.
“This new partnership with Univar Solutions will allow even more customers in the United States and Canada to benefit from COIM’s unique, industry-leading product development, technical support and manufacturing experience in polyester polyol materials,” said Robert Tauchen, VP, polyurethanes at COIM USA. “We continue to expand our portfolio to address strong market demands for polyol’s, helping enable customers to meet performance, sustainability, and profitability challenges in the CAS application space.”