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Univar Extends Distribution Agreement with Lambiotte for Eco-friendly Acetals Solvents

Published on 2012-09-04. Author : SpecialChem

ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands -- Univar Inc., a leading global chemical distributor announced that it has renewed its long-standing agreement with Lambiotte & Cie. to distribute the company's range of eco-friendly acetals solvents. The agreement was first signed in 1995 and covers Belgium, France, Germany, Iberia, Italy, and Luxembourg on an exclusive basis, and Ireland and the United Kingdom non-exclusively.

Lambiotte is one of the world leaders in the specialized field of acetals synthesis and is able to produce very low-toxicity solvents, a large proportion of which are bio-sourced. Lambiotte's range of acetals has a wide variety of applications including in coatings and adhesives, aerosols, cleaning, cosmetics and other uses.

Increasing pressure from regulatory bodies as well as consumers is encouraging manufacturers to look for green alternatives to traditional ingredients with solvents, in particular, receiving a lot of attention.

"Being able to offer our clients a diverse range of high-performance, eco-friendly products is an important part of our sustainability strategy and we are naturally delighted to continue our long-standing and successful relationship with Lambiotte in Europe," says Nicolas Lehmann, vice president, Univar EMEA. "Our customers continue to look for ways to make their products more environmentally friendly and we expect this market to grow even further in the coming years."

"We are really enthusiastic about working with Univar, and value its international logistics network and the technical expertise of its staff," says Haluk Torun, CEO of Lambiotte. "Univar really understands our products as well as our customers' markets, and can, for example, help coatings manufacturers understand how our solvents can help them comply with VOC regulation. We are very happy with the constructive cooperation we have developed with Univar and its long-standing involvement."

About Lambiotte

Lambiotte & Cie., located in Brussels - Belgium, is among the world-leaders in the production of Acetals used in a wide variety of applications. Beginning its activities in 1860, the company has continued to develop its expertise in production technologies, making it a leader in the highly specialized field of acetals synthesis. Acetals are available worldwide through an extended network of distributors.

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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