GEISMER, La.—Several subsidiaries of Omya Inc. have been named distributors of EPDM manufactured by Lion Copolymer L.L.C.
The agreement between the firms, which became effective Sept. 1, was announced Tuesday by Lion Copolymer.
Durr Marketing Associates, Azalea Color Co. and Lipscomb Chemical Co., subsidiaries of Omya, will market EPDM products Royalene and Trilene, manufactured at Lion Copolymer's plant in Geismer, to customers throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Lion Copolymer said the Omya subsidiaries will market Trilene, a liquid EPDM product, to the coatings industry.
“We see an outstanding fit between Omya's approach to the markets we serve together and expect that this relationship will improve our market position to better serve our customers in North America,” said Jesse Zeringue, president of Lion Copolymer. “Omya has been a valuable distribution partner for Lion in Europe for several years, and we look forward to expanding that relationship in the U.S. and Canada.”
Omya is a worldwide distributor of specialty chemical products. It focuses on industrial applications including automotive, construction and coatings, and life science applications. Omya's distribution network extends from across the U.S.
“We are very excited to extend our relationship with Lion Copolymer, the leader in EPDM products, which are critical to the formulations used by many of our customer,” said Tony Colak, CEO for Omya Region Americas.