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TOTAL's Global Hydrocarbon Resins Business Unit to Market Under the Cray Valley Name



Published August 8, 2007
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The global hydrocarbon resins business unit of TOTAL’s chemical branch will be marketed in the Americas under the Cray Valley name, effective July 1. Sartomer and Cray Valley, sister companies within TOTAL Chemicals, jointly announced the move designed to reinforce the existing global hydrocarbon resins organization. All packaging, technical data and commercial documents will indicate Cray Valley, but the change will not affect product names – Wingtack or Norsolene – specifications, manufacturing facilities or product codes.
    
The sales headquarters for the Americas will remain in Exton, PA, and will include dedicated customer service representatives for the hydrocarbon resin product line.
    
“For years, we were selling hydrocarbon resins under the Cray Valley name in Europe and Asia while marketing through Sartomer in the Americas. This change allows us to bring these products together under one corporate entity and make it easier to do business worldwide,” said Thierry Razat, Sartomer’s business director, hydrocarbon resins.
    
Cray Valley and Sartomer Company, both part of Total’s Chemicals branch, are manufacturers of specialty chemicals. Sartomer provides a variety of specialty chemicals designed to enhance processing and performance characteristics in coatings, inks, elastomers, adhesives, sealants, composites and other demanding applications.
    
Globally based in Paris, France, Cray Valley’s tackifying resins line includes Wingtack and Norsolene resins used as raw materials for coatings, adhesives, inks, elastomers and other applications.


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