Polyscope Appoints Maroon Group as a U.S. Distributor for Xiran

August 22, 2019

Polyscope, a global leader in research, product development, production and supply of styrene maleic anhydride (SMA) copolymers announced the appointment of Maroon Group LLC as a U.S. distributor for its Xiran styrene maleic anhydride copolymers (SMA) resins and aqueous solutions.

The main characteristics of Xiran copolymers are its transparent appearance, high heat resistance, high dimensional stability, and the specific reactivity of the anhydride group. XIRAN neat resins and aqueous solutions are especially relevant where key maleic anhydride functionalities as improved adhesion and compatibility, cross-linkability, dispersibility and improved hydrophobicity are required. The anhydride groups provide the freedom to chemically modify the polymer to steer to optimal performance for customers’ formulation. Typical applications are adhesives, coatings, over print varnishes, and gypsum-based construction products, as well as a key building block for pigment dispersants.

"Polyscope's broad SMA product offering immediately provides our CASE Sales Team with new solutions to offer our customer base," Bill Nicholas, Vice President of Sales - CASE at Maroon Group, said. "Their mission to create a sustainable and environmentally sound growing company through safety, trust and empowerment via an entrepreneurial culture is completely aligned with Maroon Group's culture of Creating Customer Success with every interaction with our valued principals and customers."

"Maroon Group's technical sales team and customer centric approach are an excellent fit for the business Polyscope is building in the U.S. Market," Chris Pregler, North American Sales and Business Development Manager, Polyscope said. "We are looking forward to partnering with Maroon Group and introducing our broad range of SMA copolymers to their extensive customer base."

About Maroon Group LLC
Maroon Group, www.maroongroupllc.com, is a leading distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients across North America. Based in Avon, Ohio, Maroon Group has thrived on creating success for customers by forming partnerships with leading manufacturers and supplying consistent products on time. Customers in the CASE, Plastics, Specialty Intermediates, CARE, and HI&I markets have come to rely on Maroon Group’s technical sales team, exceptional customer service, and global sourcing capabilities.

About Polyscope B.V.
Polyscope Polymers B.V. is the global leader in research, product development, production, and supply of styrene maleic anhydride (SMA) copolymers, compounds, and aqueous solutions as well as styrene maleic anhydride N-phenylmaleimide (SMANPMI) terpolymers. The company offers a broad range of SMA and SMANPMI co- and terpolymers and compounds for engineering plastic and specialty chemical applications under the trade names XIRAN and XILOY. Resins can be created with a very broad range of molar mass and levels of maleic anhydride. For engineering plastics, SMA/ABS-based compounds with a broad range of impact modification and glass-fiber loading levels can be produced. For specialty-chemical applications, low-molecular weight XIRAN-based resins and solutions are chemically modified to meet customer needs. A global customer base is supported from corporate headquarters by both production and research & development conducted from Geleen, The Netherlands, and with local compounding, contract manufacturing facilities, and sales and marketing support in Europe, North America, and Asia.