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Dow Surfactants Enhances Distribution Network in Europe


Horgen, Switzerland .-Dow Europe GmbH (“Dow”) and Univar Products International NV (“Univar”) have announced plans to market and distribute the Dow range of specialty surfactants to European customers. As of 1 October 2007, Univar NV will become the distributor for DOWFAX™ Anionic, TERGITOL™ Nonionic and the TRITON™ Anionic and Nonionic product lines in Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Ireland, Great Britain, France and Italy. The products will be available from the local Univar entities and centrally managed by Univar Products International.

John Davidson, Product Manager for Polyglycols & Surfactants at Dow, said; “The change was driven by the desire to find an effective distribution model that provided fast and reliable TS&D support as well as efficient dissemination of information on new products, legislative changes and EH&S issues.”

The extensive market knowledge and logistical strength of this partnership with Univar NV will have many benefits for Dow Surfactants customers and potential users. Customers will have enhanced access to technical developments and regulatory information, supply security, responsive commercial and technical contacts, irrespective of where they are.

Dow is a diversified chemical company that harnesses the power of innovation, science and technology to constantly improve what is essential to human progress. The Company offers a broad range of products and services to customers in more than 175 countries, helping them to provide everything from fresh water, food and pharmaceuticals to paints, packaging and personal care products. Built on a commitment to its principles of sustainability, Dow has annual sales of $49 billion and employs 43,000 people worldwide. References to “Dow” or the “Company” mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted.

Univar N.V. is one of the world’s leading independent distributors of industrial chemicals and providers of related specialty services. Univar endeavours to service its customer base, made up of some 250,000 industrial customers, with a full portfolio of products. The Company operates a network of over 200 distribution centres, located throughout Europe, the United States, Canada and China. In 2006, Univar generated net sales of USD 6.6 billion and operating income (EBIT) of USD 238.6 million. The Company currently employs approximately 7,900 employees. For more information, visit:


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