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  • Univar Announces Exclusive Distribution Agreement with Penford for New Biobased Deposition and Conditioning Polymer for Hair and Skin Products

    11 Dec 2014

    DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., – December 11, 2014 – Univar USA Inc., a leading global chemical distributor of industrial and specialized personal care ingredients, announced it has reached an agreement with Penford Products Co. to become the exclusive commercial distributor of PenCare™ DP cationic polymer. This novel personal care ingredient will be introduced by Penford at the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) Scientific Meeting and Technology Showcase taking place Dec. 11 - 12 in New York City.

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  • Univar to Distribute BENEO Food Ingredients in the Eastern and Central U.S.

    08 Dec 2014

    DOWNERS GROVE, IL., December 8, 2014 Univar, a leading global chemical distributor of industrial and specialized food and beverage markets, announced today it has signed an agreement with BENEO Inc. to become the authorized distributor for BENEO’s specialty and nutritional ingredient products in the Eastern and Central U.S. markets. BENEO ingredients are utilized in a wide variety of food applications ranging from traditional sweets, nutrition bars, sports endurance products, to dairy and gluten-free foods.

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  • Univar and Tradebe Create Sustainable Partnership to Recycle Waste and Reduce Greenhouse Gases

    01 Dec 2014

    DOWNERS GROVE, lll. – December 1, 2014 – Using a novel waste-to-energy and beneficial reuse technology, Univar’s ChemCare® waste management service and Tradebe Environmental Services, LLC, have successfully prevented the release of the equivalent of more than 3 million miles of car-emitted CO2.

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  • Carl J. Lukach Joins Univar as Chief Financial Officer

    26 Nov 2014

    DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. – November 26, 2014 – Univar, a global leader in the distribution of chemistry and related services, today announced the appointment of Carl J. Lukach as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Lukach’s appointment follows the recent announcement that D. Beatty D’Alessandro will be leaving Univar as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer on Dec. 8, 2014.

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  • Univar Expands in Brazil Market with Acquisition of D’Altomare Química Ltda.

    03 Nov 2014

    DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. and SÃO PAULO, Brazil – November 3, 2014 – Univar Inc., a leading global chemical distributor of industrial and specialty chemicals and related chemistry services, announced today it has acquired D'Altomare Química Ltda., a Brazilian distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients, through Univar Brasil Ltda. The acquired business will be combined with Univar’s Brazil operations.

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  • Marco Antonio Quirino Named President of Univar Latin America

    16 Sep 2014

    DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., September 16, 2014 – Marco Antonio Quirino has been named President of Univar Latin America, effective September 1. The announcement was made by David Flitman, Chief Operating Officer and President of Univar USA and Latin America, to whom Quirino now reports.

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  • Univar Announces Exclusive Distribution Agreement for Evonik Personal Care Products in the Northeast U.S.

    15 Sep 2014

    DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., September 15, 2014 – Univar Inc., a leading global chemical distributor of industrial and specialty chemicals and related chemistry services, announced that it has reached an agreement with Evonik Corporation to become the exclusive distributor for Evonik personal care products in the Northeastern United States. Evonik will continue to sell their silicone-based products directly.

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  • Univar Opens New Oil & Gas Facility in North Dakota

    01 Jul 2014

    DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., July 1, 2014 – Univar Inc., a leading global chemical distributor of industrial and specialty chemicals and related chemistry services, held a grand opening ceremony on June 30 for a new, permanent facility in Dickinson, N.D., to support its oil and gas business in the Williston Basin. The ribbon cutting ceremony at the new facility featured remarks by U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp, Univar’s President of Oil & Gas and Mining, Chris Oversby, and Dickinson City Commissioner Carson Steiner.

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  • Univar Inc. Files Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering of Common Stock

    27 Jun 2014

    Downers Grove, Ill., June 27, 2014 – Univar Inc. today announced that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to a proposed initial public offering of shares of its common stock. The total number of shares to be offered and the price range for the offering have not yet been determined. The proposed offering is expected to commence subject to the review process of the SEC, and subject to market and other conditions.

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  • Univar Sponsors National Chemistry Competition

    18 Jun 2014

    REDMOND, Wash., June 18, 2014 – Univar, a world leader in the distribution of chemistry and related products and services, will serve as a sponsor of the National You Be The Chemist Challenge® (YBTC) competition – a question-and-answer academic competition for students in the 5th through 8th grades, focused on chemistry and general science.


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