Ecoat, a leading producer of bio-based, eco-friendly binders for coatings industry and EMCO Chemical Distributors, a leading North American distributor of specialty chemicals, have signed an exclusive agreement for distribution of Ecoat’s product line throughout the United States Midwest region.

Ecoat is a global, innovation-driven company, whose mission is to make the coatings industry sustainable through technological innovations. Our products and solutions address the growing need for sustainable and eco-friendly alternatives by providing biosourced & non-toxic binders that improve the carbon footprint of coatings and provide higher quality for the end users. The cooperation with EMCO starting in April 2022 includes the distribution of a range of bio-based alkyd emulsions primarily for architectural and wood paints (“Secoia®” and “Inokem®”), as well as alkyd urethane dispersions (“Inokem® UR”) and water-dispersible alkyds especially used for wood and metal coatings.

“EMCO is pleased to include Ecoat’s water-based bio-based binders and Alkyd emulsions in our portfolio. We continue to look for leaders in environmentally friendly and sustainable products and Ecoat brings new technology to the coatings market. ” says Mark Polen, Sales and Marketing Manager at EMCO Chemical Distributors. 

Olivier Moreillon, Business Director North America at Ecoat, adds: “EMCO is an experienced partner with outstanding customer services throughout the whole value chain of the paints and coatings industry. In addition to its well-structured and experienced sales network, EMCO provides customer driven solutions with technical service center, many warehouses, own truck fleet and packaging capabilities. We are looking forward to offering the entire value added associated with this cooperation to our customers and to starting the shift of the US coatings industry to sustainable solutions”.


Based in France, ECOAT has set itself the mission of shifting the paint industry towards sustainable solutions through technological innovations. It manufactures biosourced polymers that provide higher quality for the end users while improving the carbon footprint of paints. Beyond its unique product positioning, Ecoat provides solid data and services on life cycle assessment of binders and paint formulations. More information available on ECOAT’s website at

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. EMCO also has many packaging capabilities. More information on the company can be found at