Michelman appoints Connell Caldic as distribution solutions partner for Japan and the Indian Subcontinent

Press Release

Tokyo, 25 October, 2023 – Michelman, a global developer and manufacturer of advanced and sustainable high performance materials for the industrial sector, has appointed Connell Caldic as the official distribution solutions partner for its complete solutions range in Japan and its coatings and functional coatings business for the Indian Subcontinent, which includes India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Ohio-based Michelman’s offerings include surface additives and polymeric binders for various industrial applications, barrier and functional coatings, and digital printing-press primers and OPVs for consumer and industrial packaging, paper products, labels, and commercial printed materials. Connell Caldic and Michelman have an existing partnership covering a number of markets across Asia, and this new milestone marks a strengthening of the relationship between both companies, enabling Michelman to expand their reach in two key growth markets.



Shailesh Nema, Vice President-Sales, Asia & Managing Director, India, Michelman said, “We are confident that this strategic move will not only strengthen our partnership but also enable us to work more closely with Connell Caldic to develop sustainable and thriving business opportunities in Japan and the Indian Subcontinent. With this new relationship, we aim to continue delivering high-quality products that meet and exceed our customers’ expectations.”



“Connell Caldic has an extensive network in Japan, and we’re pleased to be appointed by Michelman as the exclusive representative for their products and services in the country. We look forward to leveraging on our deep expertise and local market know-how to help them capture new growth opportunities,” said Ken Ueda, Managing Director, Connell Caldic Japan.



“We’re excited to be part of this new milestone in the partnership between our two companies. Connell Caldic has strong capabilities in end-to-end distribution solutions and services, and with the Indian Subcontinent being a high-growth market for the global coatings and industrial sectors, we are well positioned to support Michelman in expanding their business in the region,” added Tejas Parekh, Regional Director, Connell Caldic South Asia.

About Michelman

Michelman is a global developer and manufacturer of environmentally friendly advanced materials for industry, offering solutions for the coatings, printing & packaging, and fibers & composites markets. The company's surface additives and polymeric binders are used by leading manufacturers around the world to enhance performance attributes and add value in applications including wood and floor care products, metal and industrial coatings, paints, varnishes, inks, fibers, and composites. Michelman is well known as an innovator in the development of barrier and functional coatings, and digital printing press primers that are used in the production of consumer and industrial packaging and paper products, labels, and commercially printed materials. Michelman serves its customers with production facilities in North America, Europe and Asia, product development and technical service centers in several major global markets, and a worldwide team of highly trained business development personnel.