Arakawa Chemical appoints Cambrian Solutions, a Maroon Group Company, as Canadian distributor for its Hydrogenated Hydrocarbon Resin line

April 9, 2020

Arakawa Chemical Inc. (USA) announces the appointment of Cambrian Solutions, a Maroon Group Company, as their Canadian distributor for their C9 hydrogenated hydrocarbon line sold under their ARKON® brand name. Cambrian Solutions offers a broad portfolio of specialty ingredients and chemicals to customers in the Canadian market with a focus on providing differentiated value-added capabilities to customers' and principals' through technical proficiency and formulary expertise.

Arakawa Chemical Inc. has been providing solutions for the Americas with the support of a global technology and manufacturing team behind them for over 30 years. Arakawa's market focus in the Americas is in supplying to hot melts, sealant, PSA, tapes, plastic film modification among other adhesive applications. Their pledge is to bring the most consistent, clear, and high quality products to the market

Cambrian's leadership team will continue to actively manage the business on a day-to-day basis while leveraging Maroon Group's global network of resources.

"We are excited to be partnering with Arakawa Chemical Inc. in Canada and bringing their world class technology and market leadership to the Canadian CASE market," Greg McDonnell, Senior Commercial Director at Cambrian Solutions, said. Thomas Papasso, Vice President Principal Management, notes "That we are continuing to expand on our successful relationship with Arakawa and see them as a leader in the hydrocarbon resin industry. We are looking forward to bringing these solutions to our customers in Canada."

"Arakawa Chemical is excited to have Cambrian Solutions, a Maroon Group Company, on board in Canada. We believe they will play an essential role in continuing to provide a high level of service and support to our Canadian customers," said Bryan Quenaud, North America Distributor Account Manager of Arakawa Chemical USA.

About Maroon Group LLC
Maroon Group, which now includes Cambrian Solutions, is a leading distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients across North America. Maroon Group, based in Avon, Ohio, and Cambrian based in Oakville, Ontario, have thrived on creating success for customers by forming partnerships with leading manufacturers and supplying consistent products on time. Customers in the CASE, Plastics, Specialty Intermediates, CARE, and HI&I markets have come to rely on Maroon Group's technical sales team, exceptional customer service and global sourcing capabilities. Please reach out to your local Cambrian representative or Derren Matthews at (905) 464-1820 for further assistance.

About Arakawa Chemical
Arakawa Chemical (USA) Inc. was established in 1971 as a cornerstone of Arakawa Chemical Industries, Ltd. (Osaka, Japan) to expand their global reach to North and South America. Arakawa (USA) is a leading supplier of high-quality and environmentally friendly chemical products that are used in the manufacture of adhesives, sealants, printing inks, paints, plastics, coatings, rubber, paper, electronics and other products. In fiscal 2019, Arakawa Chemical Industries, LTD. consisted of more 1,500 employees and generated sales of ¥79.5 Billion.