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North American distribution to end between DSM and Ashland

Article-North American distribution to end between DSM and Ashland

Effective Feb. 1, 2009, Ashland Distribution (Lexington, KY; and DSM Engineering Plastics (Evansville, IN; intend to dissolve their North American distribution agreement. Both firms recognized the partnership was no longer effective and agreed that they would each take a different approach.

Ashland will continue to buy and sell DSM products in North America until the deadline. The DSM and Ashland business relationships in the European and Asia/Pacific regions will remain unaffected by this announcement. DSM adds to its global and regional distribution network Channel Prime Alliance, which will jointly serve as a key distributor along with current distributor Chase Plastics.

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