CHARLOTTE, N.C.—BASF Corp. has expanded its relationship with Horn Co.
Horn, a chemical distributor based in La Mirada, Calif., will serve as the exclusive distributor of BASF Kaolin to the Western U.S. market, effective Jan. 1.
Horn will offer clays in pulverized, spray dried beads, calcined and calcined surface treated forms, expanding Horn's product line for the rubber industry.
“The expansion of Horn's BASF kaolin line for the industry's rubber customer base is a testament of a time-honored partnership built on trust and transparency,” said Parry Foskett, vice president, Horn Advanced Materials and Horn Composites and Fabrication Materials.
Horn's line of products includes kaolin clay, reinforcement additives, thermo stabilizers, UV additives, low molecular weight polyethylene and waxes. For the wire and cable industry, it said it offers additives for low- to high-voltage applications; has excellent electrical properties; and offers a broad range of durometer and tensile strength properties.
For rubber, it offers vinyl (EPR, EPDM, silicone); amino (butyl, neoprene, NBR, SBR, urethane); and Mercapto, sulfur-cured systems.
BASF, headquartered in Florham Park, N.J., is the North American affiliate of BASF S.E., a chemical producer of plastics, performance products and crop protection products.