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Caravan Ingredients Selects as Exclusive Channel Partner for Pationic Polymer Additive

October 6, 2008
BELLEVUE, Washington & LENEXA, Kansas, October 6, 2008 – Caravan Ingredients announced today that ChemPoint will become the exclusive distributor for their PATIONIC® polymer additives in the U.S. polymer industry.
“With their excellent targeted marketing and sales approach, technical capabilities, and established presence, we have great assurance that ChemPoint will service our current LTL customer requirements,” said William S. Gambel, Director of Caravan’s Specialty Ingredients Division. Terry J. Vermaas, National Sales Manager, Polymer Additives, added, “We are confident that ChemPoint will continue to grow and expand our PATIONIC® polymer additives LTL-based business.”
PATIONIC® food-grade and Kosher polymer additives function as antistats, lubricants, acid/catalyst neutralizers, dispersants, mold release agents, processing aids, and antifogging agents. The products are based on glycerol ester, lactate, and stearoyl lactylate chemistries. Applications include the polypropylene, polyethylene, PVC, and engineering thermoplastics industries as well as compounding, concentrate manufacturing, and other resin production.
“We are pleased to extend our existing relationship with Caravan into the polymer industry,” said Jeff Trimble, Business Director of Polymer and Process Industries. “The extension of our partnership is a testament to the effectiveness of our unique business model and Caravan’s commitment to providing their LTL customers with a highly focused and technically proficient marketing, sales, and customer service channel.”
Effective September 1, 2008, buyers can purchase PATIONIC® Polymer Additives from ChemPoint. To place an order or to request technical assistance, buyers and formulators can contact ChemPoint by telephone at 800-485-9569 or fax at 425-378-8675, or through Customers seeking technical assistance can also send support requests via e-mail to
About Caravan Ingredients
Caravan Ingredients, a subsidiary of CSM, is headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas, with manufacturing locations in: Kansas City, KS, Grandview, MO, Dolton, IL, Totowa, NJ, and East Rutherford, NJ. Caravan is a leading manufacturer and supplier of the finest quality bakery and food ingredients, specialty chemicals, polymer additives, and specialty blending equipment. For over 100 years they have been a supplier of variety breads, gourmet sweets, industrial ingredients, processed food ingredients, polymer additives, and specialty blending equipment supported by unrivaled technical service.