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ChemPoint EMEA B.V. Expands European Marketing Relationship with Dow for Cellulose Ethers

September 1, 2015
MAASTRICHT, The Netherlands –  September 1, 2015 – ChemPoint EMEA B.V. (ChemPoint), a subsidiary of Univar Inc. and leader in the marketing, sales, and distribution of specialty and fine chemicals, announced today that it has expanded its marketing relationship with The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) for cellulose ethers, including METHOCEL™, ETHOCEL™, WALOCEL™ and CELLOSIZE™, for select industrial markets. Effective Sept. 1, 2015, as part of this relationship, ChemPoint will now also provide marketing, sales, order fulfillment, and a high level of technical support to customers in the specialty industrial markets in Benelux, United Kingdom, Ireland, Iberia, and Nordics.
“We are excited to broaden our relationship with ChemPoint, allowing us to more effectively address the needs and challenges of our diverse customers, markets, and opportunities.” explained Philippe Maigrot, Commercial Leader EMEA, for Dow’s Pharma & Food Solutions and Industrial Specialties.
Dow’s Industrial Specialty products are high-performing polymers that serve as excellent binders, film-formers, water-retention agents, thickeners, coatings, lubricants, and suspending agents. Available as both water-soluble and water-insoluble chemistries, each polymer family offers exceptional characteristics and functional strengths that help to deliver maximum performance from individual formulations.
“Dow is a valued supplier and plays an important role in the portfolio of specialty products we offer to customers globally,” said Dennis Schmeits, ChemPoint’s EMEA Regional Business Director. “Expanding our relationship with them will allow us to uniquely service and provide Dow Cellulose Ethers to more customers across EMEA. We look forward to working with Dow in this increased capacity.”
In addition to supporting a variety of other Dow specialty products throughout the United States and Europe, ChemPoint currently provides a distribution network and dedicated technical sales team for Dow CELLOSIZE™, ETHOCEL™, METHOCEL™, POLYOX™, ANTISOL™ and WALOCELTM industrial customers across Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and North America. 
To purchase, request a sample, or obtain additional information on Dow Cellulose Ethers and Polyethylene oxide offerings, please contact the ChemPoint Industrial Cellulosics team via telephone +31.43.711.0100, fax +31.43.711.0282, e-mail, or online Prospective customers can receive immediate formulation support by calling +800.2436.7646, or by e-mailing
About ChemPoint
ChemPoint EMEA B.V., a subsidiary of Univar Inc., 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
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.
About The Dow Chemical Company
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from the intersection of chemical, physical and biological sciences to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market driven, industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 180 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, electronics, water, coatings and agriculture. In 2014, Dow had annual sales of more than $58 billion and employed approximately 53,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 6,000 product families are manufactured at 201 sites in 35 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted.  More information about Dow can be found at
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