Devine Chemicals Celebrates 10 Years as Afcona Additives’ Sole UK Distributor


 Speciality chemicals company, Devine Chemicals is celebrating 10 years as the sole UK distributor for AFCONA Additives. 

North East-based Devine Chemicals is a leading supplier to the UK coatings industry and the partnership with speciality additives manufacturer AFCONA Additives has helped to strengthen the company’s product portfolio and cements its position in the coatings market.

AFCONA Additives produces a wide range of high molecular weight dispersing agents which are suitable for all solvent-based coatings and industrial water-based systems.  It is a global manufacturer of speciality additives to a variety of industries including coatings, inks and plastics. Its portfolio spans a number of additive categories, ranging from defoamers to flow and leveling agents, wetting agents, dispersants, and other specialties. Furthermore, its products can be used in high-performance coatings for automotive, renewables and oilfield applications.

Dan Devine, Commercial Director at Devine Chemicals Ltd, said: “Working with partners like AFCONA Additives is a perfect example of our commitment to supply world class speciality chemicals. We’re proud to have hit this important milestone in our partnership and look forward to continuing to work together to serve the UK market with AFCONA Additives’ product portfolio.”

Torsten Hammes, European Sales Director at AFCONA Additives commented: “It’s fantastic to have Devine Chemicals representing our company in the UK as they really understand our product portfolio, have developed strong relationships with our UK based customers and can provide excellent technical support.

“We have some exciting plans for the future including launching new water based defoamers and dispersing agents and Devine Chemicals will play an integral part in supplying these additives to the UK market.”

With over 30 years of experience in supplying to the manufacturing industry, Devine Chemicals delivers an extensive range of high-quality specialist chemicals suitable across many sectors, including paint, plastics, coatings, building and construction, adhesives, textiles, agrochemicals, rubber and homecare.  The company also manufacturers its own premium quality product ranges including DeCAL, a range of synthetic thickeners and dispersants and DeTOX, a range of titanium dioxide pigments.

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Dan Devine, Commercial Director at Devine Chemicals