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Univar Solutions Selected as National U.S. Distributor for BASF's Lupragen®

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DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Aug. 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) ("Univar Solutions"), a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services, has been selected as BASF's exclusive authorized distributor for Lupragen® amine catalysts throughout the United States. As a leader in chemicals and raw materials for coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers (CASE) applications, Univar Solutions is well positioned to represent these specialty products in the polyurethane markets.

Univar Solutions Selected as National U.S. Distributor for BASF’s Lupragen

"We are excited about expanding our specialty portfolio with Lupragen®," said Joey Gullion, vice president, focused industries in the United States for Univar Solutions. "This broad line of catalysts fits extremely well with our complimentary product mix in the polyurethane space. Leveraging these products, along with our strong distribution network and technical capabilities, will deliver the right solutions to our mutual customers."

BASF has more than 15 polyurethane (PUR) amine catalysts in its product portfolio, making it a world leader in this segment. The company markets high-performance reaction accelerators under the Lupragen® brand, including extremely low-emission PUR catalysts. Such catalysts are usually tertiary amines. They are required to facilitate the reaction of the main components' isocyanate and polyol. Depending on the catalyst choice, the polyurethane forming process can be controlled to favor the gelling or blowing reaction. This behavior leads to PUR material with the desired properties, depending on whether the final product is to be a rigid, semi-rigid or flexible foam. As one of the world's leading chemical companies, BASF offers excellent and consistent product quality, high supplier reliability, and worldwide product availability with dedicated production facilities in Europe and North America.

About Univar Solutions
Univar Solutions (NYSE: UNVR) is a leading global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value added services to customers across a wide range of industries. With the industry's largest private transportation fleet and North American sales force, a vast supplier network, deep market and regulatory knowledge, world-class formulation and recipe development, unparalleled logistics know-how, and industry-leading digital tools, Univar Solutions is a committed ally to customers and suppliers, helping them anticipate, navigate, and leverage meaningful growth opportunities. Learn more at univarsolutions.com.

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