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ChemPoint Expands Relationship with Corbion to Include Distribution of Pationic® Glycerol Esters and Lactylates in Canada

October 13, 2015
BELLEVUE, Wash. –  October 13, 2015 –, Inc. (ChemPoint), a subsidiary of Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR)  and a leader in the marketing, sales, and distribution of specialty and fine chemicals, announced today an agreement with Corbion to distribute Pationic® glycerol esters and lactylates in Canada.  Under the agreement, effective Oct. 1, 2015, ChemPoint will manage order placement and fulfillment for Pationic® glycerol ester and lactylate customers in Canada, in addition to providing them with technical assistance and support.
Corbion’s Pationic® glycerol esters and lactylates provide polymer manufacturers with a wide range of benefits for plastic-based packaging and durable goods. Available in various physical forms, Pationic® products offer a high degree of compatibility with polymer production requirements and function as excellent lubricants, dispersants, processing aids, and acid/catalyst neutralizers, as well as imparting antistatic, antifogging, and mold release properties.
“Expanding our relationship with Corbion is a great opportunity for us to jointly provide greater support to the compounder market across North America,” said Rick Hoener, North American Sales Director, ChemPoint.  “Corbion is a long-standing, valued supplier and we look forward to driving the continued growth of our relationship now and well into the future.”
"Corbion has enjoyed a distribution relationship with ChemPoint for our Pationic® products in the United States over the past several years, during which time we have seen significant growth," said Mark Concannon, Vice President, Biochemicals Sales, Corbion. "We are excited to expand our polymer additives distribution relationship with ChemPoint into Canada, and expect that their prowess will result in a positive experience for current and prospective customers.”
For more than eight years, ChemPoint and Corbion have worked together to provide customers with specialty, bio-based products and dedicated sales, distribution, and technical support. In addition to expanding the companies’ Pationic® glycerol esters and lactylates relationship into Canada, ChemPoint currently provides support for other Corbion polymer and bakery industry products throughout the U.S. and Mexico.
To purchase, request a sample, or obtain additional information on Corbion Pationic® glycerol ester and lactylate offerings, please contact ChemPoint via telephone 800.425.9569, fax 425.378.8675, email, or online  Prospective customers can receive immediate formulation support by calling 800.485.9569 or by emailing

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.
About Corbion
Corbion is the global market leader in lactic acid, lactic acid derivatives and lactides, and a leading company in emulsifiers, functional enzyme blends, minerals and vitamins. The company delivers high performance biobased products made from renewable resources and applied in global markets such as bakery, meat, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, home and personal care, packaging, automotive, coatings and adhesives. Its products have a differentiating functionality in all kinds of consumer products worldwide. In 2014, Corbion generated annual sales of € 770.1 million and had a workforce of 1,893 employees. Corbion is listed on NYSE Euronext Amsterdam. For more information:

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