Univar Extends Dow Personal Care Agreement in Germany, Spain, and Portugal
21 Nov 2012
ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands – November 26, 2012 – Univar Inc., a leading global chemical distributor, announced today that it has added Germany, Spain, and Portugal to the scope of its long-standing agreement to distribute Dow’s specialty personal care ingredients in Europe.
Univar has already started marketing and selling the full range of Dow’s legacy Rohm and Haas personal care specialty ingredients in the new territories. These include ACUDYNE™ hair styling polymers, ACULYN™ rheology modifiers, OPULYN™ opacifiers, SunSpheres™ SPF boosters, SOLTEX™ and EPITEX™ water resistant polymers, and EcoSense™ surfactants.
“The personal care sector is one of Univar’s global focus industries and this expansion of our partnership with Dow Personal Care is an important development for us,” said Nicolas Lehmann, vice president supplier management EMEA, Univar. “Dow’s innovative specialty personal care ingredients fit very well with our existing portfolio in the region and we are confident that they will be well-received by our customers.”
“We have a long-standing and successful relationship with Univar in many different territories. We value their commitment to our business as well as their sales and marketing expertise as we look to introduce these important products to the German, Spanish and Portuguese personal care markets,” commented Philippe Nastasi, sales leader for Dow Personal Care in Western Europe. “The technical knowledge of Univar’s support team and on-the-ground presence provides a distinct benefit in promoting these specialties.”
Univar has distributed Dow’s personal care ingredients across Europe for many years, continually expanding the range of products and territories covered. Univar’s dedicated personal care specialists will be on hand at SCS Formulates (stand 121) in Coventry, United Kingdom from 13-14 November 2012, and at Cosmetagora (stand 122-123) in Paris, France from 15-16 January 2013, demonstrating the company’s comprehensive range of personal care ingredients.
Building on its global network of laboratories, technical expertise, and shared best practices, Univar provides its business partners with an extensive range of solutions that help them address consumers’ needs and inspire new product development.