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Univar and Buckman sign distribution agreement for U.S. lubricant and metalworking markets
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Univar Inc. announced that Buckman has selected Univar to serve as its distributor in the lubricant and metalworking markets for its full range of microbicides, deposit control products, dispersing agents and high-performance additives in the United States and Canada.

Buckman selected Univar due to its large-scale distribution capabilities, leading supply chain network and innovative digital technologies.

“Univar is excited to offer Buckman’s leading biocidal chemistries to our customers for our fast-growing lubricants and metalworking business as this further enhances our ability to serve this market,” said Brian Jurcak, vice president of product management at Univar.  “Univar and Buckman fit well together as we are both fully committed to driving and delivering innovation and growth in the lubricant and metalworking markets.”

Buckman, based in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.A., offers top quality, effectiveness and value along with an industry-leading portfolio of microbicides, deposit control and dispersing agents, emulsion breakers, enzymatic solutions, heavy metal precipitants, and defoamers.  The company’s many microbicide solutions are registered for use in controlling microbial growth in a number of industrial applications.

“The partnership of Univar and Buckman in the lubricant and metalworking market will give customers a broader catalog as we work together to develop new technology and service solutions to help their businesses succeed,” said Michael Alpert, vice president of performance chemicals at Buckman.  “Lubricant and metalworking customers across the US and Canada will benefit from Univar’s extensive supply chain network, commitment to customer success and leading digital technology, and from Buckman’s extensive experience with chemistry in this market.”

 Founded in 1924, Univar (NYSE: UNVR) is a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services, based in Downers Grove, Illinois, U.S.A. Supported by a comprehensive team of sales and technical professionals with deep specialty and market expertise, Univar operates hundreds of distribution facilities throughout North America, Western Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America.  Univar delivers tailored customer solutions through a broad product and services portfolio sustained by one of the most extensive industry distribution networks in the world.

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