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ChemPoint Signs Master Distribution Agreement with Dow Corning for Molykote® Specialty Products in the U.S. and Canada

March 8, 2016
ChemPoint, a subsidiary of Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR), and a leader in the marketing, sales, and distribution of specialty and fine chemicals, today announced that it has signed a master distribution agreement with Dow Corning, a global leader in silicone-based technology and innovation, for Molykote® specialty products. Under the agreement, effective March 1, 2016, ChemPoint will manage order placement, fulfillment, and technical support for Molykote® brand compounds, greases, pastes, anti-friction coatings, dispersions, and oils for the industrial assembly and maintenance market in the United States and Canada.

Molykote® specialty products are a complete line of industrial lubricants. They provide chemical resistance, reduced vibration and wear, corrosion protection, and extended lubrication intervals, as well as reliable performance against extreme pressure and across wide range of temperatures.

“In addition to the high quality standard of Molykote® products, customers will now benefit from the dedicated service and enhanced supply chain provided by ChemPoint,” said Rick Hoener, Director, Sales, North America, ChemPoint. “As ChemPoint continues to expand our consumable, finished product, and MRO portfolio, we are excited to start this new relationship with Dow Corning.”

“ChemPoint provides Dow Corning with additional expertise to grow specialty product sales,” said Gifford Shearer, Market Leader, Industrial Assembly & Maintenance, Americas, Dow Corning. “Molykote® lubricants are a perfect fit into their full portfolio of MRO lubricants and chemicals and I am excited about the improved services they can provide to our customers and other authorized distributors.”

To purchase, request a sample, or obtain additional information on Dow Corning Molykote® specialty products, please contact ChemPoint via telephone 800.425.9569, fax 425.378.8675, email, or online Prospective customers can receive immediate formulation support by calling 425.372.9185 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 800 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 Dow Corning

Dow Corning ( provides performance-enhancing solutions to serve the diverse needs of more than 25,000 customers worldwide. A global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, Dow Corning offers more than 7,000 products and services via the company’s Dow Corning® and XIAMETER® brands. Dow Corning is equally owned by The Dow Chemical Company and Corning, Incorporated. More than half of Dow Corning’s annual sales are outside the United States.