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15 February 2024

Nordmann now partnering with HS Chem

Leading chemical distributor Nordmann is pleased to announce a new partnership with Korean manufacturer HS Chem Co., Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance rheological additives. Nordmann is now distributing HS Chem’s MONORAL® products in Benelux, Germany, Austria and Switzerland to support applications in the paint and coatings industry, as well as in adhesives and sealants.

HS Chem has made a name for itself in the Asian market with its rheology additives, and Nordmann is excited about the opportunity to pursue new projects in partnership with its successful team.

Logo HS Chem

HS Chem supplies high-performance rheology additives based on polyamide waxes. Available in liquid, paste and powder form, these additives are used in aqueous, solvent-free and solvent-based systems alike to build structural viscosity and thixotropy. They ensure good control during application, allowing layers to be built up thickly without issue. When used in SPUR or SMP-based adhesives or sealants, MONORAL® scores points with its comparatively low activation temperature, improved sag and extrusion properties and increased process hygiene.


Polyethylene wax-based additives are also part of HS Chem’s product offering, available through Nordmann as both liquids and pastes. Solid particles like pigments and fillers are prevented from settling, improving the storage stability of end products. Some hybrid types specially designed for aqueous systems also optimize the orientation of the metallic effect pigments.


“This new partnership not only strengthens Nordmann’s position in the market, but also gives our customers access to innovative solutions that will increase the performance and versatility of their products. We’re convinced that this is just the beginning of a long-term success story for both companies – and for our customers as well,” says Peter Kuchenbrod, Business Manager Coatings & Inks at Nordmann Germany.


Tony Yang, CEO at HS Chem, remarks: “We’re thrilled to have Nordmann by our side as such an internationally experienced and competent partner. Our team is ecstatic about this opportunity to realize projects together with Nordmann, and both of our companies are committed to leveraging our strengths to benefit our customers.”

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From left to right: Peter Kuchenbrod, Business Manager Coatings & Inks at Nordmann Germany, Torsten Heller, Global Sales Director CASE & Elastomers at Nordmann, Tony Yang, CEO at HS Chem and Hwa Suk Park, Deputy General Manager at HS Chem.

About HS Chem

HS Chem is a leading global supplier of rheological additives for the coatings industry. The company’s MONORAL® additives are known for their quality, dominating the Asian market far beyond the borders of Korea. MONORAL® products are currently being used in more than 68 different countries.

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Britta Riemann
Britta Riemann
Group Director Marketing & Communication
Nordmann, Rassmann GmbH