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ChemPoint EMEA B.V. Expands Relationship with Dow Chemical to Include Cellulose Ethers and Polyethyl

April 01, 2014
Maastricht, Netherlands – April 1, 2014 – 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 relationship with The Dow Chemical Company (Dow).  Effective April 1, 2014, ChemPoint will provide marketing, sales, order fulfillment, and technical support for industrial applications of Dow CELLOSIZE™, ETHOCEL™, METHOCEL™, POLYOX™, and WALOCELTM.  This expansion includes customers located across Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
“We’re excited to broaden our relationship with ChemPoint, allowing us to more effectively address the needs and challenges of our diverse customers, markets and opportunities across the DACH region,” explained Philippe Maigrot, Commercial Leader EMEA, for Dow’s Pharma & Food Solutions and Industrial specialties.
Dow’s Industrial Specialty products are high performing polymers that serve as excellent binders, film-formers, water retention agents, thickeners, coatings, lubricants and suspending agents. Available as both water-soluble and water-insoluble chemistries, each polymer family offers unique characteristics and functional strengths that help to deliver maximum performance from individual formulations.
“We are very much looking forward to the continued growth of our strategic relationship with Dow,” said Dennis Schmeits, ChemPoint’s EMEA Regional Business Director.  “The addition of these unique products to our specialty portfolio will allow us to offer the combination of Dow’s innovative products and ChemPoint’s marketing and technical expertise to more customers in Europe.”
As a long-standing Dow partner, ChemPoint currently provides a European distribution network and dedicated technical sales team to assist customers with a variety of specialty Dow products, including POLYOX™, ANTISOL™, DOWCAL™, DOWTHERM™, and SYLTHERM†.
To purchase, request a sample, or obtain additional information on Dow cellulosic and polyethylene oxide offerings, please contact ChemPoint via telephone +800.2436.7646, fax +31.43.711.0282, or e-mail  Prospective customers can receive immediate technical support by calling +800.2436.7646, or by e-mailing

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† SYLTHERM products are manufactured and the trademark is owned by Dow Corning Corporation

About ChemPoint
Established in 1999 on the foundation that building genuine partnerships, investing in business agility, and unlocking a fresh perspective will change the face of chemistry, ChemPoint is the leader in the sales, marketing, and distribution of 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 for over 200 product lines globally. More information about ChemPoint can be found at
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