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BOSTIK ANNOUNCES NEW DISTRIBUTION RELATIONSHIP WITH CHEMPOINT

July 28, 2015
ChemPoint
WAUWATOSA, Wis.– July 29, 2015 - Bostik, Inc., a leading global adhesive specialist for industrial manufacturing, construction and consumer markets, announced today that it has selected ChemPoint, a wholly owned subsidiary of Univar Inc., as its exclusive distributor of certain specialty products in North America. Effective Aug. 1, 2015, ChemPoint will manage placement and fulfillment of all orders for Bostik’s Never-Seez® anti-seize compounds and lubricants, SuperTak® aerosol adhesives, BladeCote® and GlideCote® woodworking lubricants; epoxy adhesives, and Thermogrip® industrial glue sticks.  These high-performance specialty products are primarily sold into the maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) market.
 
“Our customers rely on us for superior technologies that exceed their expectations, along with consistent and reliable service,” said Christos Karadimas, Director of Sales for Bostik’s Industrial Business Unit. “Bostik’s exclusive arrangement with ChemPoint will enhance our customers’ experience by streamlining the ordering process and providing support for their strategic objectives by leveraging ChemPoint’s deep knowledge and experience in the industry.”
 
ChemPoint is a leading provider of marketing, sales, and distribution services for fine and specialty chemicals.  Utilizing progressive technology and unparalleled industry knowledge, ChemPoint is positioned to provide Bostik’s customers with the highest level of service and technical support. 
 
“This agreement will allow us to offer the combination of our value-added services and Bostik’s innovative products to more customers in the MRO market,” said David Thompson, Industry Manager at ChemPoint.  “We are excited that Bostik has chosen ChemPoint to be the exclusive distributor for these products and look forward to seeing how this relationship continues to evolve in the future.”
 
“Bostik would like to thank all customers for their continued support of the Specialty Products and Bostik’s efforts to provide them in the most efficient manner possible,” Karadimas added. “We are confident that ChemPoint’s service-oriented approach will far exceed customer expectations, and Bostik is committed to providing a seamless transition.”
 
ChemPoint is the preferred distributor of more than 200 product lines to more than 11,000 customers worldwide.
 
To purchase Bostik’s Specialty Products, please contact ChemPoint via telephone: 800.485.9569, fax: 425.378.8675, email: orders@chempoint.com or online: www.chempoint.com. Prospective customers can request samples and receive immediate technical support by calling 800.485.9569 or by emailing sales@chempoint.com.
 
About Bostik
Bostik is a leading global adhesive specialist in industrial manufacturing, construction and consumer markets. For more than a century, they have been developing innovative adhesive solutions that are smarter and more adaptive to the forces that shape people’s daily lives. From cradle to grave, from home to office, Bostik’s smart adhesives can be found everywhere. With 2014 sales of 1.5 € billion, the company employs 4,900 people and has a presence in more than 40 countries.
Bostik is a company of Arkema.
 
About ChemPoint
ChemPoint.com, Inc., a Univar company, is a unique distribution platform that provides marketing and sales services for specialty and fine chemicals in North America and EMEA. The company engages in exclusive product line relationships with premier manufacturers, providing tailored solutions to more than 90 supplier partners and over 200 product lines globally. For more information, please visit www.chempoint.com.
 
About Univar Inc.
Founded in 1924, Univar is a global distributor of specialty and basic chemicals from more than 8,000 producers worldwide. Univar operates more than 700 distribution facilities throughout North America, Western Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, and Latin America, supported by a global network of sales and technical professionals. With a broad portfolio of products and value-added services, and deep technical and market expertise, Univar delivers the tailored solutions customers need through one of the most extensive chemical distribution networks in the world. Univar is Chemistry DeliveredSM.