Gantrade and Tiarco-RST Collaborate to Offer Tiarco-RST Products For Emulsion Polymer Applications

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Bringing Rheology Modifiers & Surfactants to the Market

Gantrade Corporation
Our combined capabilities are available to assist customers with formulation challenges and to tailor new products that will offer distinctive performance advantages.

Gantrade and Tiarco-RST are pleased to announce a partnership to provide products and technical solutions for emulsion polymer producers and manufacturers of paints, coatings and related emulsion products.  The partnership combines a mutual commitment to customer collaboration and service, Gantrade’s global supply chain for monomers, intermediates, and polymers, and Tiarco-RST’s leading-edge chemistry portfolio of surfactants and rheology modifiers.  This combination allows Gantrade and Tiarco-RST to achieve the right solution for specific customer needs. 

In partnering with Tiarco-RST, Gantrade expands its product offering to customers and leverages its supply chain to ensure efficient and dependable sourcing. “Our combined capabilities are available to assist customers with formulation challenges and to tailor new products that will offer distinctive performance advantages,” said Jai Moorthy, Vice President, Gantrade.  Shane Day, Global Sales Director for Tiarco-RST added that “Tiarco-RST’s commitment to delivering the highest quality products to end-use markets such as paints and coatings, adhesives and sealants, and paper and paper board, make us a perfect fit with Gantrade for this collaboration in the emulsion polymerization industry.”

Together, Gantrade and Tiarco-RST provide a broad portfolio of monomers, intermediates, polymers, crosslinking chemistries, surfactants, rheology modifiers, dispersants, and more to help advance performance dimensions. They offer a wide variety of anionic surfactants, amphoteric surfactants, and specialty surfactant blends. The specialty blends deliver diverse coatings used in latex applications, acrylics, vinyl acrylic, and more. 

In 2019, Tiarco, LLC purchased H.B. Fuller's surfactants, thickeners and dispersants business, creating Tiarco-RST, Rheology & Surfactant Technologies, a division of Tiarco, LLC. The RST division produces sulfate surfactants, gum and ASE thickeners, and custom formulations for textiles, oil field, personal care and water treatment. Together with Gantrade, they deliver emulsion polymerization as a manufacturing technology that provides environmental benefits, lower investment costs, and versatility in polymer designs.  

About Tiarco-RST
A subsidiary of Textile Rubber and Chemical Company, Inc., Tiarco, LLC is a privately owned, specialty chemical manufacturer servicing latex, grease & lubricant, water treatment, and oil & gas applications with chemistries of the highest quality.  

About Gantrade Corporation
Gantrade was founded on responsible relationships with major global producers and on maintaining integrity, safety, quality, and stewardship. Since 1975, Gantrade has been a leader in the global supply chain for a broad range of monomers, intermediates, and polymers. They serve industries spanning coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers (CASE); urethane intermediates, emulsions and polymers; plastics and resins, construction, packaging, automotive, and textiles materials. Gantrade maintains inventories in North America, Europe and Asia to ensure continuity of supply for customers, and their global logistics network ensure efficient and dependable sourcing.

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