Univar Solutions Inc. recently announced an expanded distribution agreement with Solvay Group’s Novecare Coatings and Industrial Process Solutions business units to distribute their coatings products in the U.S. and industrial products in the U.S. and Canada. As the only national distributor for Solvay in the coatings and industrial businesses, Univar Solutions reports that it will leverage its reach, technical expertise, and knowledge in these markets to broaden the availability of Solvay products across the U.S. and Canada.
Novecare Coatings chemistries are reportedly used in everything from paints and adhesives to inks and waterborne and architectural coatings. Applications for the industrial product lines include lubricants and metalworking, metal cleaning and finishing, automotive, and chemical manufacturing. Univar Solutions is currently Solvay’s largest distributor of surfactants and additives.
“Through our network of solution centers, Univar Solutions is well positioned to deliver the functional, regulatory, and market trend insights needed to help expand business in these important markets,” said Joshua Hicks, vice president of Industrial Solutions at Univar Solutions. “We are excited to be a distributor of Solvay’s Novecare business in the coatings and industrial markets in the United States and Canada and our breadth and depth of knowledge, experience, and broad market reach make us a strong partner for a world class manufacturer like Solvay. Not only does this agreement continue to strengthen our existing relationship, it also allows both of us to better serve these extremely dynamic market segments.”
“We look forward to working closely with Univar Solutions as part of our expanded agreement, helping their customers solve technical challenges and unlocking new business opportunities,” said Chuck Price, vice president of coatings and industrial process solutions at Solvay. “With Univar Solutions sales and technical expertise and dedicated customer service, together, we are well positioned to help provide customers what they need to develop innovative products in coatings and a variety of industrial markets.”