Horn, one of North America’s premier distributors of specialty chemicals and raw materials, announced a new partnership with H.B. Fuller Polymers, effective Oct. 1. Horn will represent H.B. Fuller Polymers as its exclusive sales distributor throughout the Western and Southwestern U.S. territories, offering a line of specialty polymers. These technologies will cater to a variety of applications including adhesives, construction products, textiles, paints and specialty coatings.
“H.B Fuller brings to Horn best-in-class polymers backed by strong technical and lab support,” said Bob Ahn, president, Horn Industrial Division. “The company’s focus on excellence in technical support is key in enabling Horn’s seasoned technical sales force to continually provide our industry with the highest level of customer service. When we sought to bring on a market-leading specialty polymer principal to our customer base, quality product and technologies were top-of-mind. But in order to maintain our standards in serving our industry, we pursued a partner whose goals were complementary to Horn’s because we believe technical support fosters innovation. We are thrilled to begin this new venture with H.B. Fuller.”
While H.B. Fuller is best known for its global leadership in adhesives, the company also manufactures and markets world-class specialty polymers. The collaboration between Horn and H.B. Fuller offers mutual benefits in creating opportunities to broaden market reach.
“Horn has a solid infrastructure to support our company’s goals of expanding our distribution reach,” said Russell M. Frank, general sales manager, H.B. Fuller Polymers. “Horn was the strongest fit for our criteria. Its industry reputation and experience with our target market give us confidence in Horn’s ability to help H.B. Fuller elevate our presence in the polymer technology business.”
Established in 1961, Horn is one of North America’s premier distributors of specialty ingredients, chemicals and raw materials. Originally founded as a specialty chemical distributor, Horn remains an entrepreneurial-driven company with a team of technically-proficient and trained professionals. Headquartered in La Mirada, California, with representation in 11 Western states and in the Southwest, its specialized market segments encompass six distinct distribution business units including coatings and building materials, advanced materials, care elements, nutraceuticals, food technology and animal wellness.
For more than 125 years, H.B. Fuller has been a leading global adhesives provider focusing on perfecting adhesives, sealants and other specialty chemical products to improve products and lives. H.B. Fuller Polymers is a leading manufacturer of high-quality emulsion polymers, or polymer dispersions used as binders and polymer additives. These products are manufactured in a number of sites in the U.S. and Europe. H.B. Fuller markets its emulsion polymers under the Pace, Plyamul, Fulatex, Elvace, Copro and Acryltac brands to various end uses such as adhesives, construction products, textiles, paints and specialty coatings.