Elevance Partners with Azelis to Distribute Elevance Clean® in Europe and Asia

Enhanced customer support and timely product supply for customers in 32 countries

Woodridge, Ill., USA and Berchem, Belgium (April 23, 2018) – Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc., which creates novel, high-performing specialty chemicals from renewable feedstocks, announced today an agreement with Azelis, a leading distributor of speciality chemicals, to distribute Elevance’s Clean® product line to the household, industrial and institutional (HI&I) market in 32 European and Asian countries. Under the agreement, Azelis will be the exclusive distributor of Elevance Clean® 1000 and Elevance Clean® 1200XA and 1200HT in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and the Balkans.

“At Elevance, we are committed to transforming plant oils into high-performance solutions – like our line of Elevance Clean® solvents,” said Gregory E. Gerhardt, commercial director. “Our agreement with Azelis provides customers in key European and Asian markets with expert, local support and timely supply of two powerful new molecules in the HI&I space.”

Azelis will offer enhanced service and in-country support for customers interested in these Elevance Clean® products:

  • Elevance Clean® 1200XA and Elevance Clean® 1200HT, superior, fast-acting, biodegradable and VOC-free solvents for industrial degreasing formulations that outperform conventional and bio-based predecessors.
  • Elevance Clean® 1000, a high-performing, bio-based cleaning ingredient that helps reduce d-limonene dependence and provides price and supply stability while improving performance in applications such as asphalt and tar removal, and metal degreasing.

The entire Elevance Clean product line is VOC-exempt, readily biodegradable and free of components listed in the European Union Dangerous Substances Directive.

Marnik Tack, Market Segment Director Homecare & Industrial Cleaning, Azelis adds, “We are delighted with the addition of the Elevance Clean® products. The product line is strongly synergistic with our current product portfolio in Homecare & Industrial Cleaning, and will allow us to strengthen and broaden collaboration with our customers.”

To learn more about the Elevance Clean product line, visit www.elevance.com.

About Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc.

Headquartered in Woodridge, Ill., Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc. creates novel, high-performing specialty chemicals from renewable feedstocks using a proprietary, Nobel-prize-winning technology called olefin metathesis. These chemical building blocks are leveraged in a wide range of applications, including detergents, coatings, personal care, oil field, agricultural chemicals and engineered polymers. Elevance uses a collaborative business model, exploring opportunities to engage with industry leaders, accelerating time to market and leveraging market expertise while enabling its partners to achieve growth through sustainable and higher performing solutions.

To learn more, visit www.elevance.com.

About Azelis

Azelis is a leading distributor of speciality chemicals and food ingredients present in over 40 countries across the globe with around 1,800 employees. Our knowledgeable teams of industry, market and technical experts are each dedicated to a specific market within Life Sciences and Industrial Chemicals. We offer a lateral value chain of complementary products to over 40,000 customers, creating a turnover of €1.8 billion. In the US we operate under a number of renowned co-brands that cater to the various markets in the region.

Throughout our extensive network of 46 application laboratories, our award-winning technical staff help customers develop formulations. We combine a global reach with a local focus to offer a reliable, integrated service to local customers and attractive business opportunities to principals. And we believe in building and nurturing solid, honest and transparent relationships with our people and partners.

Creating value, growing together.