LONDON, Oct. 4, 2018 /– Univar BV, a subsidiary of Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) (“Univar”), a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services, announced today that Braskem selected Univar to serve as its distributor of Polyisobutylenes (PIBs) in the Nordics, France, Italy and Turkey. In order to further its marketplace growth, Braskem was in need of large-scale distribution capabilities, something Univar is uniquely well qualified to provide.

Braskem is one of the world’s leading producers and suppliers of PIBs, as well as other polymers, including polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resins. The agreement is an extension of Univar’s lubricants, adhesives and cosmetics portfolio featuring a combination of products and services designed to meet increasing customer demand. Managed by Univar’s industrial specialties group, the offering includes access to technical experts focused on helping customers innovate and grow by introducing new and improved product formulations.

“We are very excited by this new partnership with Braskem, which combines the strength of one of the world’s larger PIB producers with Univar’s strong distribution network and deep industry and customer knowledge,” said Philippe Seurin, industrial specialties director of Univar EMEA.

“Braskem is happy to appoint Univar as our PIBs distributor in France, Italy, Turkey, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Iceland,” said Rutger de Mos, EMEA specialties manager of Braskem Netherlands BV. “We trust Univar to be the right partner to increase our market share in these countries.”

About Univar Inc.
Founded in 1924, Univar (NYSE: UNVR) is a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services, working with leading suppliers worldwide.  Supported by a comprehensive team of sales and technical professionals with deep specialty and market expertise, Univar operates hundreds of distribution facilities throughout North AmericaWestern EuropeAsia-Pacific and Latin America.  Univar delivers tailored customer solutions through a broad product and services portfolio sustained by one of the most extensive industry distribution networks in the world.  For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter at and like us on Facebook at

About Braskem
Created in August 2002 by the merger of six companies from the Odebrecht Group and the Mariani Group, today Braskem is the largest petrochemical company in the Americas and the world’s leading biopolymer producer.  Braskem produces polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resins, as well as basic petrochemicals such as ethylene, propylene, butadiene, chlorine, benzene, toluene, etc.  Braskem chemicals and plastics help create sustainable solutions that improve people’s lives in areas such as housing, food and transportation.  Being forward integrated, Braskem has over 40 years of experience in refining raw materials and is known for being a reliable market partner providing outstanding service and high quality products.  For more information, visit  Follow Braskem on Twitter at and like them on Facebook at

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