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Jul 2, 2021

IFF Expands Distribution Partnership with ChemPoint

July 1, 2021 – ChemPoint EMEA, B.V., (ChemPoint), a subsidiary of Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR)(“Univar”) and leader in the marketing, sales, and distribution of specialty and fine ingredients, has expanded its strategic relationship with International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF) for Alginates, Carrageenan and Microcrystalline Cellulose. This agreement broadens ChemPoint's portfolio to cover the marketing and sales of IFF’s products in North America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Mexico. 

IFF’s alginates are naturally occurring, biodegradable polysaccharides extruded from brown seaweed under the brands Scogin® & Protaweld® which offer a set of unique properties including cold gelling, thickening and rheology modification, emulsion stabilization, binding, suspension aid, film forming and encapsulation for water treatment, welding rods, green packaging, paper, textile printing, paints, coatings, and inks. Moreover, IFF’s Microcrystalline Cellulose (MCC) Lattice® is a functional fiber obtained from naturally occurring cellulose found in wood pulp and is used to prevent crystal growth formation, emulsion stabilization, suspension aid and thixotropic in electronics, paints and coatings, tablets, extruded products and for crop protection liquid concentrates.

This partnership extension authorizes ChemPoint to market, supply, and service North America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Mexico with IFF’s products, including Methocel™, Ethocel™, Texturecel™, Polyox™, Antisol™ and others. ChemPoint will continue to provide the agility, digital expertise, and high service levels to enhance the overall experience of IFF’s customers.


IFF is a global leader in food, beverage, health, biosciences, and sensorial experiences. Their unparalleled product portfolio is the most robust in the industry and have leadership positions across key taste, texture, scent, nutrition, enzymes, cultures, soy proteins and probiotics categories.
ABOUT CHEMPOINT, Inc., wholly owned subsidiary of Univar Solutions Inc., is a dynamic, team-based organization, delivering reliable service, unparalleled industry knowledge, and technical expertise with technical marketing and strategic sales teams dedicated to service an extensive range of chemical industry segments and food ingredients. 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.


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