BRB, Tiarco Form Partnership


BRB International B.V. and Tiarco Chemical entered a commercial and technical partnership to collaborate on the development and supply of lubricant additives.

Tiarco will offer BRB additive packages in the regions it covers in North and Latin America, and BRB will likewise offer Tiarco products, the companies said in a press release yesterday. But the collaboration goes beyond product distribution, Tiarco Global Sales Manager Jim Hunt explained.

Were also joining commercial and technical resources, Hunt said during a phone interview. We develop a lot of products, and they will have access to those and to our development resources. The companies also have joint projects for product development.

The press release also raised the possibility of the companies cooperating in raw material supply.

Tiarco Chemical is a division of Dalton, Ga.-based Textile Rubber & Chemical Co. and manufactures and supplies additives for lubricants, water treatment and latex. BRB is headquartered in Ittervoort, Netherlands, and supplies lube additives, finished lubricants and specialty silicones.