Univar distributing K2 Pure Solutions bleach in California
09 August 2011
Redmond, Wash. – August 9, 2011 – Univar Inc., a leading global chemical distributor, announced today that it has started distributing bleach produced by its long-standing partner K2 Pure Solutions from the company’s new plant in Pittsburg, California.
Univar is responsible for marketing and distributing all bleach produced for market by the K2 plant, with the first deliveries having been made last Thursday, August 4, 2011. Univar will focus mainly on its sizeable California customer base.
The recently completed, state-of-the-art K2 facility is one of the first to deploy the company’s cutting-edge ‘Inherently Safe Technology’ (IST) which enables the manufacture of bleach using only water, salt, and electricity. This eliminates the hazards of importing railcars of chlorine that travel unguarded through heavily populated areas. The plant will produce 50 million gallons of bleach annually.
“K2’s Inherently Safe Technology is a real step forward in terms of the way bleach is manufactured today,” says Gary Graf, Vice President Product Management, Univar. “We are always looking to bring our customers the newest and most innovative products on the market and we are sure that K2’s additional bleach capacity will be welcomed by the market.”
“The completion of our Pittsburg facility is an important development for our organisation and it is vital that we are supported by the right distribution partner,” explains David Cynamon, Executive Chairman, K2 Pure Solutions. “We have enjoyed a long-standing partnership with Basic Chemical Solutions and have always been impressed by their technical expertise and strong customer relationships. We have no doubt that, following its acquisition by Univar, Univar will continue to be the right partner to bring our product into the market.”