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Univar at ECS 2013: Highlights Innovative Formulations & Newer Distribution Agreements

Published on 2013-03-21. Author : SpecialChem

ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands - Univar Inc., a leading global distributor of chemistry and related services, is presenting a diverse selection of coatings products at this year's European Coatings Show (ECS) in Nuremberg, Germany, from 19 - 21 March 2013.

Univar takes this opportunity to highlight several of its most recent distribution agreements. As of this year it distributes Dow Epoxy in Central and Eastern Europe; Dow Corning Coatings throughout most of Central and Eastern Europe, Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa; and Geo Chemicals in Eastern Europe, the UK and Nordics.

Univar's technical staff is on hand at stand 7A-625, showcasing the latest coatings products at the show as part of its 'Formulation Zone'.

"The coatings industry is a highly competitive, cost-conscious environment and the new formulations we are showcasing at ECS to help our customers create cutting-edge, innovative products," said Andrea Bergerhoff, Univar's Vice President Sales & Marketing, EMEA. "Recent additions to our portfolio, especially in Central and Eastern Europe, have further strengthened our ability to serve customers on a pan Europe or EMEA basis."

Products on show at ECS include Oxea's Oxfilm 351®, a low odour, almost zero-VOC coalescing agent and permanent plasticiser; Mowilith LDM 1865 WP from Celanese, a vinyl acetate ethylene water-based emulsion polymer with improved water resistance and repellency suitable for exterior paints and renders; cobalt-free driers from Dura Chemicals which meet a number of drying needs in the coatings and inks industry, improving the whiteness of coatings without using dangerous substances; and the next generation in low-VOC 2 pack systems from Dow and new resin DC 3055 from Dow Corning.

About Univar

Univar is one of the world's leading distributors of industrial and specialty chemicals. Univar represents over 3,500 chemical producers and provides its customer base, made up of 115,000 customers, with a full portfolio of products. Univar operates a global network of more than 260 facilities in North America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, and Latin America, with additional sales offices located in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. In 2011, Univar reported sales of $9.7 billion.

Source: Univar

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