Barentz Announces New Distribution Agreement with Dixie Chemical

September 7, 2021

Barentz, a world-class distributor of specialty chemical solutions throughout North America, is excited to announce a new distribution relationship with Dixie Chemical, a leading manufacturer of high-performance anhydrides and smart materials for thermoset composites, coatings materials, fuel additives, lubricants, and paper sizing. Effective immediately, Barentz will be the exclusive distributor of Dixie Chemicals entire range of products in the U.S. & Canada. Furthermore, Barentz will coordinate the distribution of Dixie Chemicals line globally.

Dixie Chemical's innovative anhydride chemistry, in conjunction with Barentz' application development know-how, exceptional customer service, lab capabilities, formulary & regulatory support and technical sales team, will bring differentiated value-added solutions to customers by providing technical proficiency and formulation expertise across North America.

"Barentz is extremely excited to enter into this distribution agreement with Dixie Chemical," Thomas Papasso, Vice President Principal Management, said. "Dixie Chemical's commitment to be the premier provider of specialty chemicals and to develop innovative and differentiated technologies is another example of how Barentz continues to bring novel offerings and solutions to our customers in the U.S., Canada and around the world."

"Dixie Chemical is very much looking forward to our new partnership with Barentz," Jessica Hagewood, Vice President Sales and Marketing, said. "Their professionalism and expertise as the leading distributor in the chemical industry will help to bring new opportunities and help to drive innovation for our customers and our industry."

Barentz is a leading global life science ingredients and specialty chemicals distributor for the Human Nutrition, Pharmaceutical, Personal Care, Home Care, Specialty Industrial, and Animal Nutrition markets. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Barentz distributes ingredients for products to small- and medium-sized enterprises and large customers globally. The Group sources branded specialty ingredients from leading manufacturers worldwide and its ingredients experts provide value-added technical support (including pre-mixing, blending, customized formulation and testing) from its state-of-the-art, customized formulation centers and application laboratories in EMEA, the Americas and Asia-Pacific.

Established in 1953, Barentz has operations in more than 60 countries with a strong presence in Asia, Europe, North America and a growing presence in Latin America. With a turnover of 1.5 billion the company employs around 1,500 people worldwide and serves over 21,000 customers. For more information, please visit:

Founded in 1946, Dixie Chemical is a privately held technology-driven specialty chemical company with expertise in the development, manufacturing, and marketing of high-performance specialty chemicals. Dixie produces a wide range of specialty chemicals for three main market segments: Thermoset Composites; Alkaline Paper Sizing; Fuel & Lube Additives. With 2 plants in Pasadena, Texas Dixie is strategically located to service companies all over the world.