Barentz selected as Valtris‘ distributor partner for plasticizers and additives in the U.S. and Canada

24 April 2024

Independence, OH.  Effective March 1, 2024, Barentz, a leading global distributor of life science ingredients and specialty performance materials, is excited to announce that Valtris Specialty Chemicals has appointed Barentz as distributor channel partner for is product portfolio of plasticizers and additives across the United States and Canada.

Valtris is a trusted formulation specialist and producer of high-performance additives and solvents for coatings, adhesives, sealants, and plastics applications for more than 80 years. In addition to CASE customers, Valtris’ comprehensive range of products in their broad portfolio brings innovative solutions to customers in the PVC, plastics, and lubricants markets.

Karl Billast, Global Sales Director Performance Additives states, “We are pleased to have Barentz on board with us as a distributor for the U.S. and Canada.  We recognize Barentz’ strong technical capabilities to represent Valtris for Mixed Metal Stabilizers, Biocides, Vulcabond bonding agents, and Santicizer products for CASE, PVC, and the Lubricant markets.”

“We are excited with this new partnership and the opportunity to offer our customers an expanded range of high-performance products to support their growth and competitiveness in the market,” Mike McKenna, CEO Barentz North America, said. “Valtris’ portfolio complements our existing products and together we look forward to providing differentiated solutions that create real value for our customers.”

About Valtris Specialty Chemicals

Valtris, headquartered in Independence, Ohio is a global leader in specialty performance additives and precursors, offering innovative solutions and products to customers around the world. With strong technical expertise and best in class formulation capabilities, Valtris develops products that provide essential performance properties to plastics, coatings, adhesives and sealants, pharmaceuticals, flavors and fragrances, and personal care products. The Company operates nine manufacturing locations and employees approximately 700 people across North America, Europe, and Asia.

About Barentz

Barentz is a leading global life science and specialty performance ingredients distributor. The company sources branded specialty ingredients from leading manufacturers worldwide and its ingredient experts provide value-added technical support which includes pre-mixing, blending, ingredient formulation and ingredient testing from its state-of-the-art, customized formulation centers and application laboratories in EMEA, Americas and Asia-Pacific.

Established in 1953, Barentz has operations in more than 70 countries with a strong presence in Europe and North America, and a rapidly growing network in Latin America and Asia-Pacific. With a turnover of circa €2.5 billion, the company employs around 2,600 people worldwide and serves over 25,000 customers. For more information, visit: