Connell Brothers Signs Agreement with Clariant BU Additives for Australian Distribution

June 16, 2013 — Press Releases,
Clariant aims to expand market coverage of plastics additives and other ingredients

SYDNEY – June 16, 2013 – Connell Brothers, the largest marketer and distributor of specialty chemicals and industrial ingredients in Asia-Pacific, announced today that it has signed a distribution agreement with Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, to market and distribute ingredients from the company’s Business Unit Additives including Business Line (BL) -Waxes, BL-Polymer Additives, and BL-Flame Retardants, to all states in Australia. The agreement was effective as of May 1, 2013.

“We’re thrilled to expand our partnership with Clariant and look forward to providing our current and new customers with the quality ingredients that the company is known for,” said Graham Brown, General Manager of Connell Bros. Co. Australasia Pty Ltd.  “Our team of sales and technical experts will be able to provide value to their business, as well as service that Connell Brothers is known for in Australia.”

“We believe that Connell Brothers will be able to offer the highest level of professionalism and an exceptional level of service,” said Darren Soo, Head of Sales ASEAN BU Additives Clariant.  “Their capabilities and full market coverage will enhance and further develop this important sector of the Clariant business.”

Clariant’s Business Unit Additives is a major supplier of products for functional effects in plastics, coatings and printing inks. Their non-halogenated flame retardants provide environmentally compatible protection for buildings, electric and electronic equipment as well as textiles and other materials used in airplanes, trains, busses and ships. Their high quality waxes are used in, protective coatings, plastics, polishes and in a range of highly specialized applications like hot melts. They also produce polymer additives such as antioxidants, processing/ light stabilizers, and antistatic agents to give plastics flexibility and durability, or to improve the heat, light and weather resistance of coatings.

For further information on the availability of Clariant’s ingredients in Australia, please contact Ashley Couper at Connell Bros Co. Australasia Pty Ltd at

About Connell Brothers

Connell Brothers is a division of Wilbur-Ellis Company and is the largest marketer and distributor of specialty chemicals and industrial ingredients in Asia-Pacific. With over 100 years in Asia and a keen focus on technical service, customer support and quality control, Connell Brothers provides complete supply chain management from transportation, documentation, warehousing, and sales and distribution in 17 countries and in 37 offices located throughout Asia-Pacific.

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About Clariant

Clariant is a globally leading specialty chemicals company, based in Muttenz near Basel/Switzerland. On December 31, 2012 the company employed a total workforce of 21,202. In the financial year 2012, Clariant recorded sales of CHF 6.038 billion for its continuing businesses. The company reports in four business areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis & Energy, Natural Resources, Plastics & Coatings. Clariant’s corporate strategy is based on four pillars: managing businesses for profitability, research & development and innovation, growth in emerging markets, and repositioning of the portfolio.