Brussels (Belgium), August 1st, 2021—Sappi Corporation, a leading producer of nanocellulose additives, and EMCO Chemical Distributors, a leading North American distributor of specialty chemicals, have signed an exclusive agreement for distribution of Sappi’s Biomaterials.

EMCO will distribute Sappi’s Products throughout North America.

“EMCO is pleased to include Sappi’s Valida line to our portfolio. Our line continues to grow with both unique products and a comprehensive commodity lineup, “says Randall Lewis, Specialty Product Line Manager at EMCO Chemical Distributors.

Sappi’s products are used in many industries, including cosmetics, coatings, and agriculture and construction materials. Their Additives alleviate mud cracking, syneresis, settling, improve contrast ratio, pigment strength, and have excellent anti-sag properties in coatings. In cosmetics and personal care, Valida improves skin feel whilst providing the same anti-settling and stabilizing functions as in industrial applications. 

About Sappi Corporation

Sappi is a global diversified woodfibre company focused on providing dissolving pulp, packaging and speciality papers, graphic papers, as well as biomaterials and biochemicals to our direct and indirect customer base across more than 150 countries.

About EMCO Chemical Distributors
Based in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, EMCO Chemical Distributors is a leading North American distributor of chemicals, special chemicals, and related products to a wide range of industries and end markets. More information on the company can be found at