ChemPoint.com EMEA B.V. Extends Dow Wolff Cellulosics Distribution Agreement to Include Central-Eastern Europe and Turkey

Maastricht, Netherlands - December 13, 2012

ChemPoint.com ("ChemPoint"), one of the leading technology-enabled distributors of fine and specialty chemicals, and Dow Wolff Cellulosics, a division of The Dow Chemical Company, announced today that their distribution agreement for POLYOX™ Water Soluble Resins has been expanded to include Central-Eastern Europe and Turkey. As of October 1, ChemPoint manages order placement and fulfillment, and will also provide technical assistance and support. ChemPoint is a major distributor of POLYOX™ in Europe and Turkey for select industrial applications.

"ChemPoint has been a trusted and valuable partner with the POLYOX™ product line for many years. We’re excited to expand our relationship with ChemPoint, allowing us to more effectively service our geographically-diverse customers, markets, and opportunities in Eastern Europe" explained Jennifer Casazza, Global Strategic Marketing Leader, Industrial Solutions for Dow Wolff Cellulosics.

POLYOX™ Water Soluble Resins are nonionic, water-soluble poly (ethylene oxide) polymers. With very high molecular weights, they are viscoelastic, which facilitates their aqueous solutions to reduce potential spattering and misting. POLYOX™ resins deliver excellent binding, thickening, lubricity, water retention, and film-formation performance for pharmaceuticals, personal care and cleaning products, mining, building materials, paper, and many more specialty applications.

"We are delighted that Dow Wolff Cellulosics has chosen to extend our partnership for POLYOX™ Water Soluble Resins. This expansion is a testament to the distinctive market development and technical sales capabilities ChemPoint brings to Dow Wolff Cellulosics and the POLYOX™ line," says Dennis Schmeits, ChemPoint’s EMEA Regional Business Director. "We look forward to further strengthening our strategic partnership with Dow Wolff Cellulosics in the future".

Dow Wolff Cellulosics also selected ChemPoint as the primary distributor of its ANTISOL™ Polyanionic Cellulose (PAC) Polymers for water-drilling applications in Western Europe earlier this year.

ChemPoint is a preferred distributor of more than 150 product lines, to more than 11,000 customers worldwide.

To purchase material, please contact ChemPoint via telephone: +800 2436 7647, fax: +31 43 711 0282, e-mail: orderseu@chempoint.com, or online: www.chempoint.com.

Prospective customers can request samples and receive immediate technical support by calling: +800 2436 7647, or by e-mailing: saleseu@chempoint.com.

About ChemPoint.com

As the leading technology-driven distributor of specialty and fine chemicals in EMEA, North America, and APAC, ChemPoint.com engages in exclusive product line relationships with premier manufacturers. From its European, Asian, and North American interaction centers, ChemPoint (www.chempoint.com) provides its suppliers with marketing, sales, customer service, and order fulfillment solutions for their targeted customer segments. ChemPoint is a Univar company. With a network of more than 260 distribution facilities globally, Univar (www.univarcorp.com) is a world leader in chemical distribution.

About Dow Wolff Cellulosics

Dow Wolff Cellulosics is a global leader and pioneer in Cellulose Ethers and preferred development partner for manufacturers and suppliers in the food and pharmaceutical markets, and in other industrial specialty applications. It supplies high-performance, cellulose-based products and formulation know-how to help customers innovate and differentiate in highly-regulated markets. Cellulosics and their derivatives are produced from renewable raw materials, mainly wood pulp and cotton, sourced primarily from suppliers that implement certified sustainable forestry practices. Ranging from healthier food ingredients and formulations, to enhanced pharmaceutical delivery, most products containing Cellulosics help to make improvements in the daily lives of billions of people. Dow Wolff Cellulosics is a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, employing 1,200 people across more than nine sites and 15 assets, with six cGMP's, serving customers in around 160 countries. More details can be found at www.dowwolff.com.

About The Dow Chemical Company

Dow combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's diversified industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 160 countries and in high growth sectors such as electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture. In 2011, Dow had annual sales of $60 billion and employed approximately 52,000 people worldwide. The Company’s more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 197 sites in 36 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com.


For Editorial Information:

Nathalie Knabe
Global Communications Leader
Dow Wolff Cellulosics
+49 89 85836095

Jennifer Favre
Communications Analyst
ChemPoint.com
800-485-9569 ext. 8517
Jennifer.Favre@chempoint.com