Sartomer Americas expanded its distribution network through a partnership with Harwick Standard Distribution Corp., effective April 1.

Akron-based Harwick will market and sell Sartomer specialty methacrylate additives and co-agents for rubber and elastomer industries in the U.S., according to a company release.

Sartomer is a business unit of Arkema, and Harwick already distributes Arkema products such as Vul-Cup, Di-Cup and Luperox peroxide cross-linkers into the rubbers market. It will add Sartomer’s Saret coagents, MCure resins and other specialty methacrylates.

The partnership is an important part of a growth plan, reaching more customers and providing a more robust offering of Arkema Inc. products, said Sartomer Americas President Kenny Messer.

Sartomer is a supplier of specialty chemicals for ultraviolet and electron beam, peroxide and two-part epoxy/amine systems.