Downers Grove, IL /PRNewswire/ - Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) ("Univar"), a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services, announces an exclusive distribution agreement with The Chemours Company for Hydrochloric Acid produced at Chemours' Parkersburg, West Virginia, plant.
Hydrochloric Acid, with a total market of over five million tons, is widely used in a number of industrial applications, including pH control for water treatment processes, steel manufacturing, and oil and gas drilling. With this agreement, Univar brings this important product closer to its customers in these markets, shortening the supply chain and improving service response times.
Jerry Panock, Univar's vice president of growth in the basic chemicals segment, said, "Customers will benefit from Chemours and Univar's shared safety culture and focus on productivity and efficiency to help manage their cost to serve. Additionally, it will help provide customers with a competitive and long term supply of Hydrochloric Acid, critical to their operations."
Founded in 1924, Univar (NYSE: UNVR) is a global chemical and ingredients 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 America, Western Europe, Asia-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 www.univar.com.