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Celanese Names Univar as Distributor for Mowilith® and Vinamul® Emulsions

Published on 2006-06-26. Author : SpecialChem

Dallas, -- The Emulsions & PVOH business of Celanese has named Univar as a Western European distributor for Celanese' Mowilith® and Vinamul® polymer emulsions, starting in France, effective July 1.

Through this relationship, Celanese continues to strengthen its commitment to customers to offer resins in a broad range of industrial and consumer end-use applications in Western Europe.

According to Bodo Ott, Manager of European Distributors & Agents for Celanese, Univar's well-established distribution network affords Celanese new opportunities to supply world-class polymer emulsions to a wide range of customers and industries.

"As industries seek to improve upon their products, they can source Mowilith and Vinamul polymer emulsions as a means to improve performance, create value and drive innovation in applications such as paints, adhesives, nonwovens and more," Ott said.

"Univar Europe is delighted to have been chosen by Celanese as a West European distributor for polymer emulsions," said Guy Monteil, European Commercial Vice President for Univar. "Celanese is a world-class producer that is consistently at the forefront of emulsion polymer technology. This exciting new relationship will significantly enhance our product offering to our extensive customer base. "

Celanese will continue to support the majority of its emulsions product lines through direct sales channels

About the Emulsions & PVOH Business of Celanese

The Emulsions & PVOH business of Celanese is a global leader in the development and application of polymer emulsion and PVOH technology to improve performance, create value and drive innovation in a broad range of industrial and consumer end-use applications including adhesives, coatings, engineered fabrics, glass fibers, paper, textiles and more. The business has 14 manufacturing facilities and seven R&D Centers of Excellence in North America, Europe and Asia.

About Celanese

Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE) is an integrated global producer of value-added industrial chemicals based in Dallas, Texas. The Company has four major businesses: Chemicals Products, Technical Polymers Ticona, Acetate Products and Performance Products. Celanese has production plants in 13 countries in North America, Europe and Asia. In 2005, Celanese Corporation had net sales of $6.1 billion.

About Univar

Univar N.V. (Euronext Amsterdam: UNIVR) is one of the world's leading independent distributors of industrial chemicals and providers of related specialty services, operating throughout both North America and Europe. Univar endeavours to service its customer base, made up of some 250,000 industrial customers, with a full portfolio of products. The majority are commodities that the company buys in bulk, then processes, blends and repacks to meet the diverse requirements of the industries we serve. Others are specialties-purchased pre-packaged and sold on a technical basis, usually under a manufacturer's own brand. As well as differentiating ourselves through our vast product offering, Univar also provides a number of related services, both to its customers and suppliers, such as blending, managing customer inventories, packaging, labeling, warehouse management, waste management, technical support and managing vendor reduction programs. Univar operates a network of 163 distribution centers, spread across the United States, Canada and 18 European countries. In 2005, Univar generated net sales of USD 6.0 billion and operating income (EBIT) of USD 207.7 million. Univar has approximately 6,700 employees based throughout North America and Europe. The company's registered office is in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, with administrative support offices in Bellevue, Washington, USA, and Bradford, England, UK.

Source: Univar

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