Vickers Laboratories partner with Archroma for exclusive sole distribution agreement
8 February 2018
8 February 2018
Vickers Laboratories Limited and Archroma, a global leader in colour and speciality chemicals, announce their exclusive sole distribution agreement for the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
As part of a three year distribution agreement, Vickers Laboratories will act as the sole UK distributor for the Archroma Brand & Performance Textiles Specialities division, formerly Clariant and BASF Textile Division. This agreement will see Vickers distributing Textile Specialities chemicals for pre-treatment, dyeing, printing and finishing of textiles.
The partnership comes following the conclusion of their existing partnership between Archroma and their previous distributor, Vision Chemicals.
This is an incredible achievement and sign of growth for Vickers Laboratories, which have been selected for their knowledge of the chemical industry and their excellent customer service provision. It is set to open up the company to new markets as the sole UK distributorship expands the product offering provided by the Vickers Laboratories team.
Through the three-year agreement Vickers will service a number of new markets, including apparel, home textiles, and technical textiles including non-wovens, indoor and outdoor floor coverings and transportation fabrics.
Key additional products include Drimaren® reactive dyes for cellulosic coloration, Foron® disperse dyes for the highest wash and light fastness requirements, Nuva®N soil and stain release and Nylosan® acid dyes for polyamide coloration.
Archroma operates with over 3,000 employees across 35 countries. The Brand and Performance Textiles Specialities division delivers specialised performance and colour solutions and is passionate about delivering leading innovative solutions while respecting the planet. Like Vickers Laboratories, Archroma has a commitment to sustainability demonstrated by a strong support and focus on compliance to eco-standards.
“As a leading global colour and speciality chemicals manufacturer, the Archroma Textile Specialities are a powerful addition to our product range,” commented Paul Bottomley, Commercial Director of Vickers Laboratories.
“Vickers have recently expanded their operation into the Textile and Auxiliaries market and see their partnership with Archroma as a key factor to successful growth within this market. We’re looking forward to bringing our distribution qualities in service and supply to the Archroma partnership.”