Univar Solutions Appointed as Distributor for Vink Chemical'

|Jun 29|magazine16 min read

SAO PAULO, June 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Univar Solutions Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) ("Univar Solutions"), a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services, announced today that it has reached an agreement with Vink Chemicals to distribute a portfolio of biocides in Brazil. The new authorization from Vink, a specialty biocide and biocidal products producer, includes brands appropriate for a wide variety of industries such as homecare and industrial cleaning, energy, and performance chemicals as well as coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers.

Vink develops and formulates individual biocides used in diverse industrial applications to preserve products, prevent the growth and the dispersion of dangerous germs as well as protect building surfaces and materials against damage from microorganisms. With the authorization, Univar Solutions will now supply Brazil with Vink's, Vinkocide®, Parmetol®, Grotanol®, Grotan®, Grotamar®, and Stabicor® brands. Applications range from in-can and film preservation of paints and varnishes, to use in water treatment, coolants, construction chemicals, detergents, cleaners, and disinfectants for the polymer industry.

"This is an excellent opportunity for our customers as they gain access to Vink's product development expertise and innovative technologies for effective, durable, and reliable end product solutions. With local support from our experienced technical team and our extensive distribution network, we are delivering exceptional value together," commented Jorge Buckup, president, Latin America, for Univar Solutions.

"Understanding how a biocide interacts and combines with other substances is crucial to the success of an end product. Vink's in-depth biocide knowledge and technologies combined with the different product lines from the Univar Solutions' portfolio, as well as services from our Solutions Centers, will provide customers with a comprehensive approach to developing next-generation end products," added Buckup.

"We are confident that customers will experience excellent support and coverage with this partnership," said Fernando Scandoleira, commercial manager at Vink in Latin America. "Vink has increased both its specialties and commodities portfolio through the acquisition of the industrial biocides business from Schülke & Mayr, adding leading technical brands as well as more than 130 years of high-valued technical experience and knowledge."

About Univar Solutions
Univar Solutions (NYSE: UNVR) is a leading global specialty chemical and ingredient distributor representing a premier portfolio from the world's leading producers. With the industry's largest private transportation fleet and North American sales force, unparalleled logistics know-how, deep market and regulatory knowledge, world-class formulation and recipe development, and leading digital tools the company is well-positioned to offer tailored solutions and value-added services to a wide range of markets, industries, and applications. Univar Solutions is committed to helping customers and suppliers innovate and grow together. Learn more at univarsolutions.com.

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