ANGUS Chemical Company and Univar USA Inc. (“Univar USA”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Univar Inc., announced that they have entered into a new distribution agreement, effective July 1, 2016. Under the agreement, Univar will distribute ANGUS’ complete line of nitroalkanes and specialty additive products sold into a number of U.S. markets, including paint and coatings; personal care; adhesives and sealants; household, industrial and institutional cleaning; inks; rubber; oil and gas; and, water treatment.
“This agreement is an important part of our business strategy to drive growth and streamline our channel to market. By leveraging Univar’s extensive logistics network and deep industry expertise, we will be able to serve our customers faster and more efficiently nationwide,” said Mike Lewis, business vice president at ANGUS. “Today we are working closely to ensure a smooth transition and continuation of supply and support from ANGUS.”
ANGUS is the world’s only company dedicated to nitroalkanes and their derivatives, and has been involved in the continuous development and customisation of these essential chemistries for nearly 80 years. The ANGUS product portfolio includes AMP-95®—a powerful, multifunctional, low-VOC (volatile organic compound) specialty chemical that is widely used in paint formulations, metalworking fluids and personal care products—and TRIS AMINO® ULTRA PC, a high-purity, broadly compliant tromethamine for use in cosmetic and personal care formulations, especially skin and sun care.
Univar will become the sole distributor for ANGUS products sold to the markets covered under the agreement following a de-stocking and transition period with ANGUS’ incumbent U.S. distributors. Markets not covered under the agreement, such as metalworking fluids and life sciences, will continue to be serviced by ANGUS and their existing channel partners.
“We are thrilled to build upon our existing relationship with ANGUS in Canada to now encompass several of Univar’s focused end markets in the U.S.,” said Greg Vas Nunes, president, Specialty Products and Services, Univar USA. “The addition of the well-branded ANGUS specialty products to our portfolio further enhances our ability to provide manufacturers with one-stop access to versatile chemistries supported by the expertise required to solve today’s formulation challenges across a wide variety of industries and applications.”