LONDON – December 14, 2015 –Univar, a global chemical distributor and provider of value-added services, announced today it has expanded its long-standing European distribution agreement for The Dow Chemical Company’s (NYSE: DOW) Amerchol personal care ingredients to include France. Univar France is now marketing and selling the full range of Dow’s legacy Amerchol personal care specialty ingredients in the country, including:
- UCARE™, SOFTCAT™ and EcoSmooth™ Conditioning Polymers
- UCON™ Fluids
- POLYOX™ Sensory Enhancers
- CELLOSIZE™ Thickeners
- METHOCEL™ Functional Polymers
- WALOCEL™ CRT Thickeners
- ETHOCEL™ Oil Thickeners and Film Formers
- SOLTERRA™ SPF Boosters
“The personal care market is one of Univar’s strategic global markets, and the expansion of our partnership with Dow Personal Care Solutions is an important development for our customers in France,” says Matthew Ottaway, Personal Care Industry Director, Univar EMEA. “Dow’s innovative personal care ingredients are a strong complement to our existing portfolio of basic chemicals and speciality products. They will help us extend our total-solution approach for the technologies and services that our customers in France need to meet changing consumer demands.”
“We have a long-standing and successful relationship with Univar in many different countries. We value their commitment to our business as well as their sales and marketing expertise as we look to simplify our channel to market strategy in France,” says Philippe Nastasi, EMEAI Sales director for Dow Home, Institutional and Personal Care Solutions. “The technical knowledge of Univar’s support team and on-the-ground presence provides a real benefit when it comes to promoting these specialties.”
To learn more about Univar’s comprehensive range of personal care ingredients, Univar’s dedicated personal care specialists will be on hand at Cosmetagora at stand 48-50 in Paris, France, from 12-13 January, 2016, and at In Cosmetics (stand H90) in Paris from 12-14 April, 2016.
About Univar Personal Care
Personal care is a core market segment for Univar and the Univar Personal Care industry team offers customers and suppliers global reach and unprecedented formulation expertise, delivered via our network of technical development specialists. The extensive sales and logistics capabilities give Univar Personal Care an industry-leading position in terms of market penetration while the sales force provides focused, reliable and quality customer relations, whether you’re based in Warsaw, Istanbul, or at the heart of personal care in Paris.
About Univar Inc.
Founded in 1924, Univar (NYSE: UNVR) is a global distributor of specialty and basic chemicals from more than 8,000 producers worldwide. Univar operates more than 700 distribution facilities throughout North America, Western Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, and Latin America, supported by a global network of sales and technical professionals. With a broad portfolio of products and value-added services, and deep technical and market expertise, Univar delivers the tailored solutions customers need through one of the most extensive chemical distribution networks in the world. Univar is Chemistry DeliveredSM. For more information, visit www.univaremea.com.
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from the intersection of chemical, physical and biological sciences to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 180 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, electronics, water, coatings and agriculture. In 2014, Dow had annual sales of more than $58 billion and employed approximately 53,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 6,000 product families are manufactured at 201 sites in 35 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com.
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