Calumet Penreco and Azelis enter into exclusive distribution agreement


Agreement includes Penreco\'s Versagels line

Calumet Penreco LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Calumet Specialty Products Partners L.P, is a leading refiner and processor of specialty hydrocarbon products including USP/NF white mineral oils, petrolatums and hydrocarbon gels. In its quest to meet global specialty hydrocarbon demand, Calumet has announced it has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Azelis, the leading Pan-European specialty chemicals distributor. The agreement will allow Azelis to distribute Calumet Penreco’s complete product line of Versagels, including its bestselling product Versagel M in the UK and the EU. Azelis brings value-added services, exceptional technical support and unique tailored solutions to the European Personal Care Market and is a leading distributor for innovative ingredients and inventive application solutions in personal care, fragrance and fragrance ingredients. In addition Azelis provides sampling, formulation and expert advice at any stage of product development from concept through to manufacturing and the pending product line extension of Calumet’s Versagel makes its product offering more comprehensive than ever before.

Neil Berry, International Business Director Life Sciences commented: “We have had an excellent working relationship with Calumet in the UK and Germany for many years and are now extremely delighted to be extending our relationship throughout Europe. Utilizing our previous experience means that we have a comprehensive range of finished formulations available for all skincare and color cosmetic applications to support customer needs and we are already exploring new applications for the innovative Versagel range:.

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As a quality manufacturer of hydrocarbon gels, Calumet Penreco, LLC is excited to expand and develop its product offering in the growing European market space. According to Apryl Kennedy, Versagel & Synergel Product Manager for Calumet Penreco: “A strong partnership with Azelis provides us with the best opportunity to realize our goals for 2012. Their extensive distribution channels in the EU, the innovative lab capabilities as well as their dedication to finished formulation development make them the right distributor for our unique Versagels”. “We believe that our specialty market product line is the right fit with Azelis’s current product portfolio and we look forward to a long and fruitful partnership”.

Calumet Penreco LLC, a manufacturer of a full line of naphthenic and paraffinic oils, aliphatic solvents, white mineral oils, petroleum waxes, petrolatum and hydrocarbon gels, is the most diverse specialty hydrocarbon producer in the world.