Univar signs exclusive agreement with Solvay in China
Univar Solutions China Company Limited, a subsidiary of U.S-based chemical distributor Univar Solutions Inc., announced a new exclusive agreement with Brussels, Belgium-based Solvay. The new agreement expands the partnership between the two companies for a broad range of lubricant and metalworking fluid additives for multiple markets in Eastern China, including Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Anhui, Hunan, and Jiangxi.
The agreement includes high-performance specialty additives and components for optimised metal surface cleaning, finishing, and treatment, including surfactants, degreasers, emulsifiers, boosters, and other additives increasingly sought by formulators looking for multifunctional ingredients that demonstrate excellent compatibility with a wide array of processes and applications while mitigating friction and wear.
“Leveraging the longtime partnership between our companies, we are excited to strengthen and diversify our presence in the Asia Pacific region, where strategic growth opportunities for customers, suppliers, and specialty chemical and ingredient distributors abound,” said Federico Montaner, global vice president of lubricants and metalworking fluids for Univar Solutions.
“At Solvay, our specialty lubricant and metalworking fluid additives contribute to outstanding mechanical performance and efficiency while helping formulators meet today’s customers’ demands for product sustainability,” said Matthias Braem, vice president, coatings and industrial at Solvay. “With Univar Solutions sharing our commitment to innovation and performance while also advancing more sustainable solutions, we are excited to move forward together and successfully serve our customers in the Asia Pacific region.”
“Our outstanding service and experienced technical and sales teams enable us to provide customers with holistic solutions for product innovation, formulation optimization, and logistics support. Solvay has a comprehensive lubricants and metalworking fluids additives product line, with strong chemical production, research and development capabilities, and an extensive product range to meet the needs of customers. We’re excited to work in collaboration in Eastern China to establish greater access for customers seeking their metalworking products for industrial surface cleaning, treatment, and optimization. Our teamwork is vital to providing customers with winning solutions and we look forward to growing together in other regions of China and Asia Pacific,” said Myron Li, general manager of China and Southeast Asia for Univar Solutions.