U.S. Zinc names HB Chemical preferred distributor

US ZincHOUSTON—U.S. Zinc Corp. formalized its alliance with HB Chemical as its preferred rubber distributor in North America.

U.S. Zinc said HB Chemical recently opened a distribution warehouse between Cleveland and Akron, tripling its warehouse space and expanding distribution capabilities in the region.

According to U.S. Zinc, HB Chemical has 10 warehouses throughout the U.S. and distributed rubber accelerators, activators, plasticizers, takifiers, antioxidants, polymers, phenolics, rubber to metal bonding agents, additives, chemicals, and process aids for the rubber, plastics and coatings industries for nearly three decades.

“We have had a successful 25-year relationship with HB Chemical and are proud to continue to have them on board as one of our top distributors,” said Tracy Baugh, U.S. Zinc vice president of commercial. “Our main priority is providing our customers with the highest quality products and services, and alliances with companies like HB Chemical deliver on that commitment.”

U.S. Zinc is a worldwide manufacturer, recycler and supplier of zinc oxide, zinc dust, zinc metal and zinc fines. Headquartered in Houston, the firm operates plants in North America, South America and Asia. 

July 16, 2014