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 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.”