Connell Brothers Appointed Exclusive Distributor by U.S. Silica for Asia

San Francisco – (June 15, 2015)  Connell Brothers(CBC), the largest distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients in Asia Pacific, announced today that, effective August 1, 2015, it will represent U.S. Silica across Asia including Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines as well as in Australia and India. U.S. Silica has been a leading producer of commercial silica sand for over 100 years.   

This new partnership is aimed to offer the coatings, sealants, ceramics, inks and silicon manufacturers in these countries high purity, high quality natural silicas.  The MIN-U-SIL® fine ground silica and SIL-CO-SIL® ground silica product lines are characterized by consistent pH and narrow size distributions which allow very high process efficiency and enhance durability of end products.    

“This new relationship will add an extra dimension to our continued growth,” said J.P. Blanchard, vice president and general manager of Industrial and Specialties, U.S. Silica. He adds, “In addition, it will enable vast opportunities to leverage their extensive local inventory, expansive labs and exceptional technical teams throughout the region.” 

“We are ready to offer our broad network and strong logistical capabilities to grow the business for U.S. Silica.”  Alex Grantz, General Manager, Export Business, CBC, states, “I am confident that we can support downstream customers with application and market knowledge built over 100 years.  Our application labs and technical teams deployed all over the region can ensure the customers experience the superior quality of the MIN-U-SIL® and SIL-CO-SIL® line of products.” 

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