“With our recent purchase of the polymer dispersions business from the Rhodia Group came a range of brand names most closely linked to the Rhodia company name,” explained Winfried Schaller, vice president, coating resins EMEA. “As we looked at our global portfolio of products, we decided to rebrand all newly acquired products as well as existing Hexion dispersions in Europe under the new Axilat brand name. The re-branding activity is part of an overall effort to position Hexion Specialty Chemicals globally as a major raw material supplier to the coatings, building and construction and adhesives markets.”
Hexion will begin using the new Axilat brand name in October for all products previously marketed under the Rhodopas, Rhoximat, Rhodoline, Rhodotak and Rhodoviol brand names, as well as for Hexion’s Sokrat line of products. Product numbers associated with specific products will not change.
E.T. Horn Company Acquires Polymatrix International LLC
The E.T. Horn Company acquired Polymatrix International LLC, a Houston, TX-based distributor of a variety of chemical products. Financial details were not disclosed.
Polymatrix will continue operating the business from its Houston facility. This acquisition significantly expands E.T. Horn’s market coverage and presence into the southwest states, including Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma. E.T. Horn has headquarters in La Mirada, CA, and is a leading chemical distributor throughout the western U.S.