Oleochemical Buyers Win with Univar Investments

The year 2019 will be remembered as one that provided a big win for buyers of oleochemicals.

Univar’s acquisition of Nexeo Solutions in March of this year and its partnership with Kraton during the summer provided a win-win for Univar Solutions’ oleochemical customers, who gained access to a broad product portfolio while maintaining their relationships with an expert application development team.

The Kraton deal, according to Jack Kelley, Univar Solutions’ Director of Oleochemicals, expanded Univar’s lineup of tall oil fatty acids, providing additional resources for the needs of its customers. The Nexeo acquisition expanded Univar Solutions’ distribution capabilities, making it one of the largest chemical and ingredient suppliers in the United States.

“Combined with Univar Solutions’ product and market knowledge and application expertise, the company is well positioned to be the go-to oleochemicals supplier in 2020 and for years to come,” Kelley said.

Among the company’s investments has been a state-of-the-art laboratory at its facility in Twinsburg, Ohio, which expanded Univar’s developmental and analytical capabilities.

“Our product management team and application development specialists provide a variety of services for our customers, including formulation development, product development, field technical support and analytical services, to help our customers innovate and grow,” he said.

Contact Univar Solutions for assistance with your oleochemical needs.

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