Fluorinated Surfactants Chempoint Becomes Preferred Distributor for DuPont's Fluorinated Surfactants

Editor: Dominik Stephan

Chempoint becomes "preferred distributor" for DuPont's Capstone product family of fluorinated surfactants in the US and Canada, managing order placement and fulfillment, as well as technical assistance and support for these products.

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Fluorosurfactants help to produce water repellent fabrics and coatings.
Fluorosurfactants help to produce water repellent fabrics and coatings.
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Bellevue, Washington/USA – “Extending our channel partnership with the Capstone® fluorosurfactants line presents a tremendous strategic opportunity for us, and we’re looking forward to working with DuPont on this venture,” commented Rick Hoener, Business Director, ChemPoint.

Fluorosurfactants are based on short-chain chemistry that cannot break down to perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in the environment. Products like Capstone can be used in a variety of materials such as paints and coatings, adhesives, waxes and polishes, and industrial cleaning products.

By reducing surface tension and by improving properties such as wetting and spreading, leveling, penetrating, foaming control, chemical stability and thermal stability, they help to enhance formulations, company speakers explained. DuPont's Capstone fluorosurfactants meet the goals of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2010/15 PFOA Stewardship Program.

"DuPont is excited about working with ChemPoint for the supply of Capstone fluorosurfactants in North America,” said Doug Westerhoff, North America Sales Manager, DuPont Fluoropolymer Solutions. “ChemPoint's focus on customer service and the groundbreaking methods of driving market penetration align well with the needs of customers.”