Nouryon, a global specialty chemicals leader, today announced an exclusive agreement with Brenntag Specialties to serve as the sole distributor of Nouryon’s patented LumaTreat® tagged polymers in the US and Canada. The agreement encompasses a wide portfolio of Nouryon’s specialty polymers and provides water treatment professionals greater access to critical ingredients for industrial and commercial cooling and heating systems.

“Our distribution agreement with Brenntag ensures that Nouryon’s portfolio of innovative and essential water treatment solutions is available to our customers in the US and Canada,” said Joppe Smit, Nouryon Vice President of Natural Resources. “Nouryon’s customers will benefit from the combination of highly trained sales and technical teams, formulation support, comprehensive regulatory know-how, and exceptional quality and service.”

As the sole distributor of Nouryon’s proprietary LumaTreat® tagged polymers in the US and Canada, Brenntag offers a portfolio designed to reduce risk and downtime for industrial water treatment system operators. In addition to the patented LumaTreat® tagged polymers, Brenntag will also distribute a selection of Nouryon’s other water treatment technologies, including Aquatreat®, Versaflex® and Versa-TL® polymers that provide scale control and dispersancy, acting as deposit-control agents that prevent scale and debris from adhering to the heat transfer surfaces.

“Adding LumaTreat® tagged polymers to our expanding portfolio ensures another innovative solution is available to help solve scale and deposit issues in industrial water treatment applications,” said Brian Liotta, Director, Water Treatment, Brenntag Americas. “The ability to reduce treatment costs through accurate monitoring also provides opportunities to reduce water use, which helps with overall sustainability goals.”

LumaTreat® tagged polymers incorporate fluorescent monomers that “smart tag” deposit-control agents used in water treatment to optimize polymer and water usage. This technology uniquely enables water treatment professionals to measure the amount of available polymer while preventing scale deposit build-up that can cause system disruptions, such as hot spots, pH pump failure, or changing water conditions.

Nouryon provides essential solutions for the global water management industry while enhancing environmental sustainability. In addition to synthetic, biodegradable, and renewable polymers to address scale control and dispersancy, Nouryon’s broad water treatment product portfolio also includes film-forming corrosion inhibitors, non-polymer metal precipitating agents, and chelates.

Nouryon recently announced it was granted a US patent for LumaTreat® tagged polymer products. Read about the LumaTreat® tagged polymers patent here.

Learn more about Nouryon’s water treatment portfolio.

About Nouryon

Nouryon is a global, specialty chemicals leader. Markets and consumers worldwide rely on our essential solutions to manufacture everyday products, such as personal care, cleaning goods, paints and coatings, agriculture and food, pharmaceuticals, and building products. Furthermore, the dedication of more than 7,650 employees with a shared commitment to our customers, business growth, safety, sustainability and innovation has resulted in a consistently strong financial performance. We operate in over 80 countries around the world with a portfolio of industry-leading brands. Visit our website and follow us @Nouryon and on LinkedIn

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About Brenntag

Brenntag is the global market leader in chemicals and ingredients distribution. The company holds a central role in connecting customers and suppliers of the chemical industry. Headquartered in Essen, Germany, Brenntag has more than 17,000 employees worldwide and operates a network of about 700 sites in 78 countries. In 2021, Brenntag generated sales of around 14.4 billion EUR. The two global divisions, Brenntag Essentials and Brenntag Specialties, provide a full-line portfolio of industrial and specialty chemicals and ingredients as well as tailor-made application, marketing and supply chain solutions, technical and formulation support, comprehensive regulatory know-how, and digital solutions for a wide range of industries. In the field of sustainability, Brenntag pursues specific goals and is committed to sustainable solutions in its own sector and the industries served. Brenntag shares have been listed at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange since 2010, initially in the MDAX and since September 2021 in the DAX. In addition, the Brenntag SE shares are listed in the DAX 50 ESG and DAX ESG Target. For more information, visit

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