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Univar Announces U.S. and Canada Distribution Agreement with DuPont for DuPontâ„¢ OPTIMASE® Professional-Grade Enzymes

September 15, 2015
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. – September 15, 2015 – Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) (“Univar”), a global chemical distributor and provider of value-added services, announced today it has entered into an agreement with DuPont for the distribution of DuPont™ OPTIMASE® professional--grade enzymes for industrial and institutional cleaning applications in the U.S and Canada. DuPont™ OPTIMASE® professional-grade enzymes provide formulators with a bio-based solution for delivering optimal cleaning performance, while helping customers meet their goals to lower their environmental footprint and overall operating expenses.
“We are pleased to expand our offering to now include DuPont’s innovative enzyme biotechnologies, which are essential to formulating more environmentally responsible industrial and institutional cleaning formulations,” said Debra Bailey, Industry Director, Univar Household and Industrial Cleaning. “As the distributor of DuPont’s professional-grade enzymes, together with our robust portfolio of basic chemicals and specialty products, and extensive North American distribution network, we are uniquely positioned to provide customers with a total solution for optimizing formulations and addressing key performance and environmental challenges within the industrial and institutional cleaning market.”
DuPont™ OPTIMASE® professional-grade enzymes can help deliver a more efficient cleaning performance, reduce labor and cycle-times, and decrease the impact of harsh chemicals on the wear-and-tear of equipment and extend the lifetime of linens and fabrics. Detergents formulated with DuPontTM OPTIMASE® professional-grade enzymes can deliver several eco-friendly benefits – from enabling decreased water-consumption and lower wash temperatures to providing solutions with biodegradable and near-neutral pH waste products and effluent streams.
“We are very excited to be partnering with Univar to serve the North American I&I market,” said Siddhartha Shenoy, Global I&I Marketing Manager for the Home & Personal Care business at DuPont. “We recognize the many challenges facing our industrial and institutional customers today, with constant pressures of having to do more with less. This is why we want to provide new biotechnology options to the I&I industry. We are excited to collaborate with Univar and deliver innovative products that will inspire more environmentally responsible and efficient cleaning solutions.”
About Univar Inc.

 Founded in 1924, Univar (NYSE: UNVR) 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. For more information, visit
 About DuPont
 DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders they can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy good for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit
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