Univar Extends Dow Personal Care Agreement in Several Countries in Europe
ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands – April 2, 2012 – Univar Inc., a leading global chemical distributor announced today that it will add France and Benelux to the scope of its long-standing agreement to distribute Dow’s specialty personal care ingredients.
Today, Univar will begin marketing and selling the full range of Dow’s legacy Rohm and Haas personal care specialty ingredients in France and Benelux. These include Acudyne™ Hair Styling Polymers, Aculyn™ Rheology Modifiers, Opulyn™ Opacifiers, SunSpheres™ SPF boosters and Soltex™ Water Resistant Polymers.
“The personal care sector is one of Univar’s key global focus industries and this expansion of our partnership with Dow Personal Care is an important development for us,” says Nicolas Lehmann, vice president of marketing EMEA, Univar. “Dow’s innovative specialty personal care ingredients are a great fit within this product range and we are confident that they will be well-received by our customers.”
“We have a long-standing and successful relationship with Univar in many different territories. We value their commitment to our business as well as their sales and marketing expertise as we look to expand these important products into the French and Benelux personal care markets,” says Philippe Nastasi, regional business leader EMEA for Dow’s Home & Personal Care division. “The technical knowledge of Univar’s support team and on-the-ground presence provides a real benefit when it comes to promoting these specialties.”
Univar has distributed Dow’s personal care ingredients across Europe for many years, continually expanding its product portfolio and geographical reach. On 1 January 2012, Univar began to distribute Dow’s legacy Rohm & Haas personal care portfolio in Italy, Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden, in addition to their existing Dow personal care activity. In addition, at the start of the year Univar began distribution of the legacy Dow Personal Care ingredients (formerly marketed by DOW’s Amerchol business) in Portugal and Spain.
Univar’s dedicated personal care specialists will be on hand at in-cosmetics (stand D20) in Barcelona from 17-19 April 2012, demonstrating the company’s comprehensive range of personal care ingredients. Building on its global network of laboratories, technical expertise, and shared best practice, Univar is able to offer its partners in the sector access to the latest products and innovative concepts from around the world.
Univar is one of the world’s leading distributors of industrial and specialty chemicals. Univar represents over 2,500 chemical producers and provides its customer base, made up of 80,000 customers, with a full portfolio of products. Univar operates a network of 300 distribution facilities throughout North America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, and Latin America, with additional sales offices located in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. In 2011, Univar reported sales of $9.7 billion. For more information, visit: http://www.univar.com/.
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