Univar Solutions Inc. recently announced it has been appointed distributor of Cabot Corp.’s specialty carbon black products for the plastics and batteries markets in Brazil. The agreement builds on the companies’ existing relationship and is expected to provide customers with innovative materials and solutions that help improve sustainability and product performance.

“As we continue growing our ingredients and specialties business in Latin America, it’s critical that we partner with world-class suppliers who are also committed to helping meet customers’ product performance needs while keeping sustainability top-of-mind,” said Jorge Buckup, president of Latin America for Univar Solutions. “The addition of Cabot’s specialty carbon black products to our expansive product portfolio allows us to better serve those looking to innovate, grow and differentiate their business.”

Cabot’s specialty carbon black products are reportedly used for multiple applications in the automotive market, including helping improve the efficiency, durability, performance, and lifetime of hybrid and electric vehicle batteries. In addition to batteries, carbon black products are well-suited for other specialty applications such as plastics, consumer electronics, and industrial parts.

“We’re excited about our collaboration with Cabot in Brazil, which further expands a key supplier relationship and adds to our product offering to our customer base,” said Chris Fitzgerald, global vice president, CASE, Rubber and Plastic Additives for Univar Solutions. “We are confident our customers will benefit from the consistent focus we bring within the plastic compounding and battery markets, backed by strong local and technical support and commercial excellence.”

According to Bill Masterson, Cabot’s vice president and regional business director for Performance Additives, “This partnership with Univar Solutions will provide more customers in Brazil access to Cabot’s product development, technical support and manufacturing experience in specialty carbon black materials for a variety of applications. Expanding our distribution agreement with Univar Solutions will help us meet the growing demand for our specialty carbon black products while providing customers with innovative products and expertise to help advance performance in their end use applications."

For more information, visit www.univarsolutions.com/case and www.cabotcorp.com.