LONDON – July 1, 2016 – 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) personal care ingredients to now include Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Serbia. The newly signed agreement, which is effective July 1, 2016, extends Univar's distribution rights the full range of Dow’s legacy personal care specialty ingredients into Eastern Europe.
“Dow’s innovative personal care ingredients are a strong complement to our existing portfolio of basic chemicals and speciality products and will help us to further our total solution approach to personal care and meet the ever-changing consumer and market demands,” said Matthew Ottaway, Industry Director, Personal Care, Univar EMEA.
For more than 20 years, Univar has distributed Dow’s personal care ingredients across Europe. The relationship has continually expanded over this period to broaden the range of Dow products and territories covered by Univar. Building on a global network of laboratories, technical expertise, and shared best practices, Univar provides its customers with an extensive range of solutions that help them address consumers’ needs and inspire new product development.
“We value our channel partners and their commitment to our business as well as their sales and marketing expertise,” said Philippe Nastasi, Europe, Middle-East, Africa and India Sales Director for Dow Home, Institutional and Personal Care Solutions. “We look forward to introduce these important products to the Central and Eastern European personal care markets.”
About The Dow Chemical Company
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 material, polymer, chemical and biological science 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 2015, Dow had annual sales of nearly $49 billion and employed approximately 49,500 people worldwide. The Company's more than 6,000 product families are manufactured at 179 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.
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.
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