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BASF Appoints ChemPoint.com As Distributor for Acrylic Monomers

Published on 2004-07-08. Author : SpecialChem


CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- BASF has named ChemPoint.com as its exclusive distributor for acrylic monomers for less-than-truckload quantities serving customers in the United States, effective July 1, 2004.

"Acrylic monomers are the building blocks for many widely used and specialty products," said Robert Sawchuk, Marketing Manager for BASF's Acrylic Monomers business in North America. "ChemPoint is the ideal partner for our acrylic monomers business. Its unique business model is well suited to serve the demanding needs of specialty customers."
BASF is the world's largest manufacturer of glacial acrylic acid and acrylates that comprise the acrylic monomers line. These products are part of BASF's Performance Products business segment that recently announced the selection of ChemPoint to distribute superabsorbent polymers in North America.

"We are pleased to extend our partnership with BASF," said Chad Steigers, ChemPoint's Managing Director. "BASF's commitment to quality and environmental, health and safety stewardship will continue to be of value to small- and medium-volume customers for these monomers."

BASF Corporation, headquartered in New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF AG, Ludwigshafen, Germany. We employ about 11,000 people in North America and had sales of approximately $9 billion in 2003.

BASF is the world's leading chemical company. Our goal is to grow profitably and further increase the value of our company. We help our customers to be more successful through intelligent system solutions and high-quality products. BASF's portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products, agricultural products and fine chemicals to crude oil and natural gas. Through new technologies we can tap into additional market opportunities. We conduct our business in accordance with the principles of sustainable development. In 2003, BASF had sales of approximately $42 billion and over 87,000 employees worldwide.

About ChemPoint.com

ChemPoint.com is the leading "e-distributor" of specialty and fine chemicals in North America, working in exclusive relationships for specific product lines with premier manufacturers. Based in Bellevue, Washington, ChemPoint provides its suppliers with marketing, sales, customer service and order fulfillment for targeted customer segments. ChemPoint is a fully owned subsidiary of Univar (Euronext Amsterdam: UNIVR), a global leader in chemical distribution. Univar operates a network of 166 distribution centers, spread across the United States, Canada and 14 European countries. In 2003, Univar generated net sales of USD 4.7 billion. Univar has approximately 6,800 employees based throughout North America and Europe.

Source: BASF

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