Cosmetics & Personal Care

Univar and Colonial Chemical establish personal care and home care distribution agreement

Univar, a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services, has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Univar B.V., has reached a new distribution agreement with Colonial Chemical’s beauty, personal care and household divisions.  The agreement will expand Univar’s surfactant portfolio as well as its ability to offer products derived from renewable ingredients.

“I am pleased to confirm a new, five-year European distribution agreement with Univar to represent a select range of our unique, green, speciality surfactants,” said David Anderson, Jr., Colonial’s vice president, sales & marketing.  “We believe Univar presents the best opportunity to maximize growth in Europe for our specialized ingredients.”

Colonial has pushed the boundaries and explored revolutionary processes for making extraordinarily mild, environmentally safe, high-performing chemicals from all-natural and renewable ingredients.  As a global supplier of surfactants to more than 25 countries, Colonial emphasizes the emerging green chemistry market, alongside traditional methods, to offer the mildest personal care, household and industrial products.

“Surfactants have always been a key part of the Univar portfolio and with the addition of Colonial’s products, we are now able to provide a tailored offering of surfactants derived from all-natural and renewable ingredients,” said Matthew Ottaway, Univar’s vice president of focused industries in EMEA.  “This will better meet growing consumer demand for natural products in both the personal care and home care markets.”

Univar’s focused industries line of business provides dedicated expertise to three core industries: Food Ingredients, Personal Care, and Coatings & Adhesives.  Additionally, Univar provides its customers with value through marketplace understanding and technical support from professionals who truly understand chemistry and keep up with industry trends.  For suppliers, the company’s simplified supply chain reduces their costs as well as extends the reach of technical expertise into local markets.