Sea-Land Chemical Company and Evonik Corporation Reach Distribution Agreement for Nutrition and Care Products

June 5, 2018

Westlake, OH, June 5, 2018 – Sea-Land Chemical Company is pleased to announce a distribution agreement has been reached with Evonik Corporation (Evonik). Sea-Land has teamed up with the Nutrition and Care business segment of Evonik to market and promote their specialty line of surfactant technologies to the household, industrial, institutional cleaning and vehicle care markets.

Effective June 1, the agreement will include the following territories within the United States: Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Effective September 1, the agreement will also include the following additional territories in the US: Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio.

“This expanded relationship with Evonik is a result of our long-standing and successful partnership with Air Products, formerly Tomah, that dates back over 25 years”, said Jennifer Altstadt, President of Sea-Land Chemical Company. “Evonik’s outstanding reputation, broad range of unique chemical technologies and deep understanding of the market will further enhance our partnership and create new avenues for our customers to reach their formulation goals. We look forward to working collaboratively with this world-class organization to support our customers with their challenges of today and the future.”

The range of surfactant and specialty chemicals under this agreement include the following brands: ADOGEN®, AROSURF®, CARSPRAY™, NONIDET®, TOMADOL®, TOMAMINE®, TOMAKLEEN®, TOMADYNE™, TOMADRY®, REWOCARE®, REWOMINOX®, REWOQUAT®, TEGO® Polish, TEGO Sorb®, TEGOPREN®, TEGOTOP®, TEGOTENS®, VARIQUAT®, VARISOFT®, and VARONIC®. These additive technologies are used in formulations to impart beneficial performance attributes for degreasing, wetting, soil removal, softening, brightening, polishing, odor neutralizing and sanitization of many different substrates, covering a wide range of applications. Surface cleaning of floors, glass, wood furniture, appliances, animals or livestock, automobiles, leather and fabrics or textiles are common end use applications for these technologies.

“Sea-Land has been a long term distributor for the Tomadol and Tomamine product lines prior to the acquisition of those product lines by Evonik, and they have successfully demonstrated the ability to grow these product sales throughout that relationship”, said Deborah Anderson, Vice President of Global I&I Product Line for Evonik Corporation. “This expansion of Sea-Land’s product portfolio to cover Evonik’s entire H, I&I product line within a broader geographic territory positions our Household Care business for additional growth by leveraging Sea-Land’s extensive application and product knowledge and provides additional product and chemistry options to help Sea-Land’s customers fulfill their cleaning product formulation needs.”

About Evonik

Evonik is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals. The focus on more specialty businesses, customer-orientated innovative prowess and a trustful and performance-oriented corporate culture form the heart of Evonik’s corporate strategy. They are the lever for profitable growth and a sustained increase in the value of the company. Evonik benefits specifically from its customer proximity and leading market positions. Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world with more than 36,000 employees. In fiscal 2017, the enterprise generated sales of €14.4 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of €2.36 billion.

About Sea-Land Chemical Company

Founded in Cleveland, Ohio in 1964, Sea-Land Chemical Company is an employee-owned distributor of specialty chemical additives. The company provides a variety of chemical technologies and services to the lubricants; household, industrial & institutional cleaner; coatings; adhesives; sealants; construction; personal care; rubber; water treatment and plastics industries. The company employs technically adept sales professionals and serves markets across the United States and through its two subsidiaries, Canada and Europe. Currently there are eight strategically located warehouses in North America and two warehouses in Europe.