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Kuraray Announces Distribution Agreement with Gehring-Montgomery

Specialty chemicals company Kuraray has a new distribution partner for MOWITAL® in North America. From July 1, 2023, Gehring-Montgomery Inc. will include Kurarayâ??s range of MOWITAL polyvinyl butyral (PVB) resins in its portfolio of resins and chemicals for the North American market. Gehring-Montgomery is the U.S. subsidiary of the TER Group, a global distributor of fine and specialty chemicals headquartered in Hamburg, Germany. The distribution agreement with Gehring-Montgomery will increase the global reach of the PVB resins offered by Kuraray, particularly for printing inks, adhesives, paints and coatings.

Kuraray markets a unique range of PVB materials under the MOWITAL brand. As a European market leader for technical PVB applications, Kuraray specializes in high-quality, high-performance global products for the synthetics, electronics, coatings, and packaging industries. Kuraray has a strong sustainability policy and is committed to using renewable raw materials and reducing its environmental footprint. PVB resins are important in many areas, from coatings and printing inks to adhesives, high-performance ceramics, films, coatings, and 3D printing. The chemical and technical properties of MOWITAL PVB resins make them ideal for a wide range of applications. 

Gehring-Montgomery Inc., based in Warminster, Pennsylvania, is continuing to grow in the United States. It currently has offices and warehouses in Pennsylvania, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, South Carolina, and Louisiana. It has been awarded gold status by Ecovadis. Kurarayâ??s MOWITAL product line complements and enhances Gehring-Montgomery Inc.â??s current portfolio of resins and chemicals. Kuraray and Gehring-Montgomery Inc. have stated that they will continue to focus on sustainable practices, traceability, and transparency, as both companies believe that this new relationship will be beneficial to all current and future customers in North America.

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Publication date: 07/04/2023

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