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ChemPoint EMEA B.V. Expands Marketing Relationship with Dow Chemical through VERSENEā„¢ CA Food-Grade EDTA in Europe

September 3, 2015
MAASTRICHT, The Netherlands – August 12, 2015 – ChemPoint EMEA B.V. (ChemPoint), a 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 (NYSE: Dow). ChemPoint will provide marketing, sales, order fulfillment, and a high level of formulation support for Dow VERSENE™ CA Food-Grade EDTA chelating agent in food applications. This expansion includes customers located across Europe.
“We are very happy that we can now expand the successful partnership we have with ChemPoint to include VERSENE™ CA EDTA. We are convinced that our customers will benefit from the high level of ChemPoint’s expertise and experience with our products” said Dr. Anne Adden, Global Marketing Manager, Food, for Dow Pharma and Food Solutions.
VERSENE™ CA calcium disodium EDTA is a food-grade chelating agent that chemically binds and renders inactive trace metal ions such as iron, copper, and zinc to improve the color, flavor, clarity, shelf-life, and vitamin content of foods such as dressings, mayonnaise, sauces and spreads, canned meat, canned fish and vegetables, pickles, and potato salads. VERSENE™ CA Food-Grade EDTA is produced under current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and certified by the Orthodox Union as Kosher and Pareve.
VERSENE™ CA Food-Grade EDTA is approved for use in food applications in Europe according to the conditions of use, legislation (EU) No 1129/2011.
“The addition of VERSENE™ CA to our current Dow Pharma and Food Solutions specialties portfolio presents tremendous opportunity for growth in the Nutrition market,” said Dennis Schmeits, ChemPoint’s EMEA Regional Business Director. “We are excited to continue growing our relationship with Dow and bring their innovative products with our focus and expertise to a broader audience across Europe.”
As a long-standing Dow partner, ChemPoint currently provides a distribution network and dedicated technical sales team to assist customers with a variety of specialty products across North America and EMEA, including Industrial Specialties (ANTISOL™, CELLOSIZE™, ETHOCEL™, METHOCEL™, POLYOX™, and WALOCEL™) in both regions and VERSENE™ in the U.S.
To purchase this high-quality chelating agent or obtain additional information, please contact ChemPoint 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, Inc., a wholly owned 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.
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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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