Univar Inc., a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services, has been selected to distribute Eastman Chemical Co.’s Turbo Oils and Skydrol™ aviation hydraulic fluids to the military aviation market. Both product lines have been tested and approved across a range of military specifications and have been in use for more than 50 years.
Eastman Turbo Oils are designed not only to meet the needs of demanding turbine engines but also include products formulated to meet the high load-carrying capacity of helicopter transmission systems. As a primary fluid used in commercial aerospace service hydraulics, Skydrol’s fire-resistance and ability to retain a low viscosity fits well with aircraft conditions of low temperatures at high altitudes.
“I am excited to expand the existing and excellent relationship between Univar Solutions and Eastman to the aviation military market for our Turbo Oil and Skydrol product lines. We appreciate Univar Solutions’ expertise in serving this segment of the market and look forward to future combined success,” said Matt Stockum, Eastman Aviation Solutions sales director.
“We are extremely excited to represent Eastman’s interests in military markets,” said Matt Mannette, business manager for military and aerospace at Univar Solutions. “Not only does this agreement continue to strengthen our companies’ existing relationship, but it also allows both of us to better serve this extremely dynamic market segment.”
Univar earlier announced that it will officially change its corporate name from Univar Inc. to Univar Solutions Inc., effective 1 September 2019.
“This name change marks another completed milestone as we progress on the integration of the legacy Univar and Nexeo chemical, ingredient and distribution businesses,” said David Jukes, Univar Solutions president and chief executive officer. “I’m pleased to see our integration consistently moving forward as we combine the best of the best and deliver increased value to our customers and suppliers.”
The shares of common stock of the company will continue trading under the ticker symbol UNVR on the New York Stock Exchange, and the Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures (CUSIP) number assigned to the company’s common stock will remain the same. The name change also will not affect the rights of the company’s stockholders.