Univar expands Dow Chemical distribution to France


US-based chemical distributor will supply Dow's Amerchol personal care range

US-based chemical distributor Univar has announced the expansion of its distribution agreement with The Dow Chemical Company to France.

Univar France will now distribute Dow’s Amerchol personal care ingredients range in the country. These include: Ucaret, Softcatt and EcoSmoothT conditioning polymers; Ucont fluids; Polyoxt sensory enhancers; Cellosizet thickeners; Methocelt functional polymers; Walocelt Crt thickeners; ethocelt oil thickeners and film formers; and Solterrat SPF boosters.

Matthew Ottaway, Personal Care Industry Director, Univar EMEA, said: “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. 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."

Meanwhile, Philippe Nastasi, EMEAI Sales director for Dow Home, Institutional and Personal Care Solutions, added: “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. The technical knowledge of Univar's support team and on-the-ground presence provides a real benefit when it comes to promoting these specialties."

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Univar currently operates in more than 700 distribution facilities through North America, Western Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America.

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