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  • Magnablend Receives 2014 Industry of the Year Award from Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce

    31 Mar 2014

    REDMOND, Wash., March 31, 2014 – Magnablend, a subsidiary of Univar and leader in custom blending and packaging, announced it has received the 2014 Industry of the Year award from the Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce. Recognizing Magnablend’s contributions and valued role in Ellis County, Texas, the prestigious award was accepted at a Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce event by Magnablend President Scott Pendery.

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  • Univar Gets Ready for Spring with Kao Fragrances

    24 Mar 2014

    REDMOND, Wash., March 24, 2014 – Univar Inc., a world leader in the distribution of chemistry and related products and services, announced today that Univar Italy has been appointed the official distributor of fragrances for chemical supplier Kao Corporation.

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  • Univar’s ChemCare and Systech Environmental Corporation Convert 100 Million Gallons of Chemical Waste into Usable Fuel

    18 Mar 2014

    REDMOND, Wash., March 18, 2013 – Univar Inc., a leading global chemical distributor, announced today that it reached a milestone in sustainability, shipping its 100 millionth gallon of fuel-quality waste for reuse from its waste chemical business, ChemCare, to Systech Environmental Corporation, a leading provider of byproduct co-processing services in North America. The achievement is the result of a 25-year partnership in environmental waste management between the two companies.

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  • Univar Executives Named Board Members of NACD and the Brazilian Association of Chemical and Petrochemical Distributors

    09 Dec 2013

    REDMOND, Wash., December 9, 2013 – Univar Inc., a leading global chemical distributor, announced today that two members of its executive leadership team have been nominated to board positions at top industry associations. Marco Quirino, president of Univar Brazil, was recently elected to serve as a member of the board of directors for the Brazilian Association of Chemical and Petrochemical Distributors (Associquim), and Terry Hill, Univar executive vice president of Industry Relations, was elected to the board of directors for the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) as a Director-at-Large.

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  • Univar Announces Exclusive North American Distribution Agreement with JH Nanhang

    12 Nov 2013

    Univar, a leading global chemical distributor, announced today that it has signed an exclusive five year agreement with JH Nanhang (JHNH), the largest PVP manufacturer in China, to distribute its products to the pharmaceutical, personal care, food and industrial industry segments across North America.

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  • Univar Announces Distribution Agreement with Swati Spentose for Lidocaine Products

    22 Oct 2013

    Univar Inc., a leading global chemical distributor, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Swati Spentose Pvt. Ltd. to become its exclusive distributor of lidocaine products, including Lidocaine Base and Lidocaine HCl in the United States. Univar is announcing the partnership at CPhl Worldwide Oct. 22 – 24 in Frankfurt, Germany, where it will be showcasing its pharmaceutical portfolio and technical expertise.

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  • Univar Names Sam Sutherland Vice President of Global Mining

    20 Aug 2013

    Univar Inc., a leading global chemical distributor, announced today that it has named Sam Sutherland as its new Vice President of Global Mining. In his new role with Univar, Sutherland will report directly to global Oil & Gas and Mining Industry President, Chris Oversby.

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  • Univar Names George Makar Regional Vice President for EMEA Oil & Gas

    10 Aug 2013

    Univar Inc., a leading global chemical distributor, announced today that it has named George Makar as its new Regional Vice President for EMEA Oil & Gas. Makar will be based in Abu Dhabi, UAE and will report directly to Univar’s Global Oil & Gas Industry President, Chris Oversby.

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  • Univar to Showcase Indulgent Innovation at IFT

    13 Jul 2013

    Univar Inc., a leading distributor of Food Ingredients announced today that it will be showcasing a new twist on old fashioned concepts of milk and cookies at the IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo, July 13-16 at McCormick Place South in Chicago, Illinois. Also featured will be the newly-developed interactive formulation tool designed to help manufacturers and food formulators choose ingredients and develop new products with ease and efficiency. The global ingredient distributor will showcase healthy reduction and other innovations with cookie and milk formulations and will demonstrate the new interactive formulation tool.

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  • ChemCare Houston Receives Safety Excellence Award

    05 Jun 2013

    Univar, a global leader in the distribution of chemistry and related innovative products and services, announced today that its waste management business ChemCare has been awarded the Houston Business Roundtable and Houston Area Safety Council’s silver award for excellence in safety. The award – now in its 26th year – honors contractors in the Houston/Gulf Coast area that have achieved an outstanding record of worksite safety performance during the previous year.

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