HORN Awarded H.B. Fuller Representation

HORN earned the representation of H.B. Fuller Polymers as its exclusive sales distributor in the West and Southwest, offering a line of world-class specialty polymers.


La Mirada, Calif. – Oct. 1, 2015 – HORN, one of North America’s premier distributors of specialty chemicals and raw materials, today announced a new partnership with H.B. Fuller Polymers, effective Oct. 1. HORN will represent H.B. Fuller Polymers as its exclusive sales distributor throughout the Western and Southwestern U.S. territories, offering a line of specialty polymers. These technologies will cater to a variety of applications including adhesives, construction products, textiles, paints and specialty coatings.

“H.B Fuller brings to HORN best-in-class polymers backed by strong technical and lab support,” said Bob Ahn, president, HORN Industrial Division. “The company’s focus on excellence in technical support is key in enabling HORN’s seasoned technical sales force to continually provide our industry with the highest level of customer service. When we sought to bring on a market-leading specialty polymer principal to our customer base, quality product and technologies were top-of-mind. But in order to maintain our standards in serving our industry, we pursued a partner whose goals were complementary to HORN’s because we believe technical support fosters innovation. We are thrilled to begin this new venture with H.B. Fuller.”

While H.B. Fuller is best known for its global leadership in adhesives, the company also manufactures and markets world-class specialty polymers. The collaboration between HORN and H.B. Fuller offers mutual benefits in creating opportunities to broaden market reach.

“HORN has a solid infrastructure to support our company’s goals of expanding our distribution reach,” said Russell M. Frank, general sales manager, H.B. Fuller Polymers. “HORN was the strongest fit for our criteria. Its industry reputation and experience with our target market give us confidence in HORN’s ability to help H.B. Fuller elevate our presence in the polymer technology business.”

For more information on HORN’s full product line, please call 800-442-4676.

About HORN
Established in 1961, HORN is one of North America’s premier distributors of specialty ingredients, chemicals and raw materials. Originally founded as a specialty chemical distributor, HORN remains an entrepreneurial-driven company with a team of technically-proficient and trained professionals. Headquartered in La Mirada, Calif., with representation in 11 western states and in the Southwest, its specialized market segments encompass six distinct distribution business units including Coatings and Building Materials, Advanced Materials, Care Elements, Nutraceuticals, FoodTech and Animal Wellness.

For more than 50 years, HORN’s entrepreneurial approach to customer service embraces challenge and opens opportunities to reinvent and improve on traditional business models.

HORN ranks in the ICIS Top 20 list of North America Chemical Distribution Leaders and is an employee-owned/ESOP company. Contact 800-442-HORN or visit www.ethorn.com for more information.

About H.B. Fuller Polymers
H.B. Fuller Polymers is a leading manufacturer of high-quality emulsion polymers, or polymer dispersions used as binders and polymer additives. These products are manufactured in a number of sites in the U.S. and Europe. H.B. Fuller markets its emulsion polymers under the Pace®, Plyamul®, Fulatex®, Elvace®, Copro® and Acryltac® brands to various end uses such as adhesives, construction products, textiles, paints and specialty coatings.

About H.B. Fuller Company
For over 125 years, H.B. Fuller has been a leading global adhesives provider focusing on perfecting adhesives, sealants and other specialty chemical products to improve products and lives. With fiscal 2014 net revenue of $2.1 billion, H.B. Fuller’s commitment to innovation brings together people, products and processes that answer and solve some of the world’s biggest challenges. Our reliable, responsive service creates lasting, rewarding connections with customers in packaging, hygiene, general assembly, electronic and assembly materials, paper converting, woodworking, construction, automotive and consumer businesses. And our promise to our people connects them with opportunities to innovate and thrive. For more information, visit us at www.hbfuller.com and subscribe to our blog.