Coatex and Omya Announce Distribution Partnership for Australia and New Zealand

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Oftringen (Switzerland), July 15, 2020. Omya, a leading global producer of industrial minerals and a worldwide distributor of specialty chemicals, is pleased to announce a new distribution agreement with Coatex Asia Pacific Inc.

Omya has been appointed as the official distributor of Coatex Asia Pacific Inc. for Coatings, Adhesives and Sealants product range. Starting July 15th, Omya will provide service to new and existing customers in Australia and New Zealand.

Coatex relies on Omya’s well-renowned technical assistance & analytical service capabilities worldwide that include a regional Technology Center in Singapore, to grow its business.

"This is a valued partnership with joint commitment to providing our customers with exceptional service of quality materials”, comments James Liu, Managing Director of Coatex Asia Pacific Inc.


"For Omya, this appointment is an import expansion in the strategic partnership between Omya and Coatex and will further expand the reach of Coatex and Omya in the Australia and New Zealand Markets”, adds Sander Herden, Director of Distribution Services – Asia-Pacific at Omya.

About Omya
Omya is a leading global producer of industrial minerals – mainly derived from calcium carbonate, dolomite and perlite – and a worldwide distributor of specialty chemicals. The company provides a wealth of innovative product solutions that contribute to its customers' competitiveness and productivity in multiple industries such as Construction, Paper & Board, Polymers, Food and Personal & Home Care. Omya further provides Environmental Solutions targeting the agriculture, water and energy markets. Founded in 1884 in Switzerland, Omya has a global presence extending to more than 175 locations in over 50 countries with 9,000 employees. Committed to implementing the principles of sustainability at all company levels, Omya provides added value products and services from responsibly sourced materials to meet the essential needs of current and future generations.


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About Coatex 

Coatex designs and produces rheology additives for aqueous formulations and water-borne processes. With Innovation for Sustainable Development as a core strategy, Coatex is developing high performance additives to serve a wide variety of applications, such as Water-borne Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Paper Coatings, Minerals Processing, Construction, Homecare and Water Treatment. With production sites in France, the Netherlands, USA, China and Brazil, Coatex employs more than 450 people. Coatex is a subsidiary of the ARKEMA group, France’s leading chemicals producer.


Fabienne DROUEL
Marketing Communication Manager - Coatex Group