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Univar Opens New Personal Care and Household & Industrial Cleaning Laboratory in Dubai

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01/30/2013

ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands – January 30, 2013 – Univar Inc., a leading global distributor of chemistry and related services, announced today the opening of its latest Personal Care and Household & Industrial Cleaning laboratory in Dubai. The laboratory, like the others Univar operates in Belgium, Canada, China, Mexico, and the United States, extends the company’s ability to provide expertise, formulation advice and access to an extensive range of ingredients for the Personal Care and Household & Industrial Cleaning industries.

“The opening of this new Dubai laboratory enables Univar to differentiate itself from other distributors in the region and provide an increasingly important and tailored service to our Personal Care and Household & Industrial Cleaning industry partners,” said Nick Powell, Regional Vice President, Univar. “The fact that a range of testing and evaluation can be done within this single facility means Univar is not only a key source for personal care and household & industrial cleaning products for our customers, but is also able to offer a unique proposition to our supplier partners across the Middle East.”

The facility will see Univar’s specialist dedicated technical team create finished products and new concepts for customer evaluation. These services will help demonstrate to customers the functional qualities and tangible benefits that suppliers’ chemical ingredients can have on end products and will cover a broad spectrum of personal care and household & industrial cleaning products from fabric softeners and dish washing liquid to shampoos and body lotions.

The laboratory gives customers access to a large database of new formulations from an extensive range of personal care and household & industrial cleaning products, strengthens Univar’s global network of technical experts, and offers further technical services to its suppliers who may require laboratory capabilities in the Middle East.

Univar’s personal care specialists will be on hand at in-cosmetics (stand J51) in Paris from 16-18 April 2013, showcasing the company’s comprehensive range of personal care ingredients and demonstrating how these can be used to create exciting new formulations.

About Univar

Univar is one of the world’s leading distributors of industrial and specialty chemicals. Univar represents over 3,500 chemical producers and provides its customer base, made up of 115,000 customers, with a full portfolio of products. Univar operates a global network of more than 260 facilities in North America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, and Latin America, with additional sales offices located in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. In 2011, Univar reported sales of $9.7 billion. For more information, visit: www.univar.com.

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For further information, please contact:

Catherine Lennon
Director – Communications, Europe, Middle East & Africa
Univar
T +32 (0) 2 525 05 63
F +32 (0) 2 520 17 51
catherine.lennon@univareurope.com

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