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SolVin Forms New Partnership with ChemPoint.com for Ixan® SGA-1 PVDC Resin

January 19, 2010
ChemPoint
ALPHARETTA, Georgia, January 19, 2010 -- SolVin, a division of Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C., announced today that it has selected ChemPoint.com, the leading e-distributor of specialty and fine chemicals, to represent its Ixan® SGA-1 PVDC resin.  Effective immediately, ChemPoint will provide marketing, sales, and order fulfillment for Ixan SGA-1 in the United States.
 
“What initially attracted us to ChemPoint was their established presence in the market for PVDC resins,” says Diego Lancksweert, SolVin PVDC Business Manager.  “They know this market inside and out.  In addition, our customers will benefit from ChemPoint’s technically proficient marketing and sales team, as well as their world class distribution capabilities.”
 
ChemPoint will manage the complete order and fulfillment process for SolVin’s Ixan SGA-1 PVDC resin, from order placement to delivery to technical support.
 
“We’re eager to take advantage of the opportunity that recent developments in the market for PVDC resins have presented for ChemPoint, SolVin, and end-use customers,” says Nick Barrett, ChemPoint Industrial Business Director.  “We’re thrilled to add a new supplier with a strategic position and clear market channel for PVDC customers.”
 
PVDC enhances and upgrades packaging materials by giving them barrier properties which prevent the transmission of water vapor or oxygen, for example, or the ingress of odors. PVDC provides strong seals to make hermetic packages and it improves the appearance of packaging through its transparency, gloss, print adhesion and scratch resistance.
 
To purchase material, please contact ChemPoint via telephone at 800-485-9569, fax at 425-378-8675, e-mail at orders@chempoint.com or online through www.chempoint.com. Prospective customers can receive immediate technical support and request samples by calling 800-485-9569 or by e-mailing sales@chempoint.com.
 
About ChemPoint.com
 
As the leading “e-distributor” of specialty and fine chemicals in Europe and North America, ChemPoint.com engages in exclusive product line relationships with premier manufacturers.  From its European and North American interaction centers, ChemPoint (www.chempoint.com) provides its suppliers with marketing, sales, customer service and order fulfillment solutions for their targeted customer segments.  ChemPoint is a Univar company. With a network of approximately 170 distribution facilities, Univar (www.univar.com) is a world leader in chemical distribution.
 
About Solvay
 
SOLVAY GROUP is an international chemical and pharmaceutical Group with headquarters in Brussels. It employs more than 29,000 people in 50 countries. In 2008, its consolidated sales amounted to EUR 9.5 billion, generated by its three sectors of activity: Chemicals, Plastics and Pharmaceuticals. Solvay is listed on the NYSE Euronext stock exchange in Brussels (NYSE Euronext: SOLB.BE - Bloomberg: SOLB.BB - Reuters: SOLBt.BR). Details are available at www.solvay.com.
 
SolVin is a joint venture of Solvay (75%) and BASF (25%). It is a leader on the polyvinyl chloride (PVC) market in Europe and on the PVDC market worldwide. Details are available at www.solvinpvc.com.