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Univar Expands Chemical Distribution Capabilities with Acquisition of Nexeo

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., March 1, 2019  — Univar Inc., today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Nexeo Solutions, creating a leading global chemical and ingredients solutions provider. The combined company will conduct business as Univar Solutions, reflecting a commitment … Continue reading

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UNIVAR: YOUR GLOBAL OLEOCHEMICALS CONSULTANTS

Univar’s Oleochemicals Team, formerly Chemical Associates, is ready to assist with your business and product challenges.  With a global supply network in place for fatty acids, fatty alcohols and derivatives in the range of  C6 to C22, plus  glycerine,  combined … Continue reading

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Not all Dimer Acids are created equal

Dimer acids are synthesized via clay catalyzed reaction of C18 fatty acids.  Several C18 fatty acid sources are used to produce dimer acid.  Tall oil fatty acid (TOFA), with its unique fatty acid distribution, and the presence of residual rosin … Continue reading

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Univar Customers to Benefit from Kraton Distribution Deal

Univar Inc. and Kraton Corporation have signed a select distribution agreement that expands the product offering of  Univar’s Oleochemicals Team. The agreement, announced in October, includes tall oil-based UNIDYME™ dimer acids, CENTURY™ specialty fatty acid products, key products from the … Continue reading

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Glycerin Market Remains Tight

By Jon Pio Made from both animal and vegetable sources, glycerin is used in a variety of applications across many industries, including pharmaceuticals, foods, personal care, tobacco, antifreeze and agrochemicals.  As a result of increasing demand and continuing supply issues, … Continue reading

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Rising Prices on Stearic Acids

From March 2016, Oleochemicals Market Update Jim Douglas Tallow-based. Bleachable fancy tallow pricing has sharply risen since the beginning of the first quarter of 2016 after an extended period of “floor” pricing. The market remains well supplied with standard lead … Continue reading

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Political uncertainties, weather likely culprits in 2016 commodity pricing moves

Political uncertainties, weather likely culprits in 2016 commodity pricing moves Bearish. Slow growth. Subdued demand. Political uncertainties. Security threats. All descriptors commonly used in anyone’s outlook of the 2016 global economy. With significant weather patterns (El Niño) added in the … Continue reading

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