ChemPoint EMEA B.V. Expands Marketing Relationship with Dow through ANTISOL™ Polyanionic Cellulose Polymers in Eastern Europe

Maastricht, Netherlands - February 20, 2014

ChemPoint EMEA B.V. (ChemPoint), the leader in the marketing, sales, and distribution of specialty and fine chemicals, announced today that it has expanded its marketing relationship with The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) for ANTISOL™ Polyanionic Cellulose (PAC) Polymers in water drilling applications. Effective February 20, 2014, ChemPoint will now also provide marketing, sales, order fulfillment, and a high level of technical support to customers in Eastern Europe. ChemPoint was selected by Dow in 2012 as the primary distributor for its ANTISOL™ Polyanionic Cellulose (PAC) Polymers for water drilling applications in Western Europe.

“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 with our ANTISOL™ product line for water drilling,” said Philippe Maigrot, Commercial Leader EMEA for Dow Industrial Specialties, Pharmaceuticals and Food Solutions.

ANTISOL™ Polyanionic Cellulose (PAC) Polymers are high purity (>98 percent) carboxymethylcellulose additives that serve as the industry standard for flow modification and filtration properties in water based drilling fluids. The use of ANTISOL™ helps drilling fluid properties adapt more easily to the highly differing formation demands encountered during drilling. ANTISOL™ offers effective dispersion and protection of clay particles, retention of the water in drilling fluid, and shale inhibition.

“The addition of Eastern Europe to our distribution network for ANTISOL™ reaffirms our expertise and success in this market,” said Dennis Schmeits, ChemPoint’s EMEA Regional Business Director. “We are thrilled that Dow has selected ChemPoint to represent and distribute their ANTISOL™ product portfolio to customers in Western Europe, and now Eastern Europe as well.”

To purchase material or obtain additional information on ANTISOL™ Polyanionic Cellulose (PAC) Polymers, please contact ChemPoint via telephone +800.2436.7646, fax +31.43.711.0282, e-mail ordersemea@chempoint.com, or online www.chempoint.com. Prospective customers can receive immediate technical support by calling +800.2436.7646, or by e-mailing cellulosicsemea@chempoint.com.

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Established in 1999 on the foundation that building genuine partnerships, investing in business agility, and unlocking a fresh perspective will change the face of chemistry, ChemPoint is the leader in the sales, marketing, and distribution of specialty and fine chemicals in North America and EMEA. The Company engages in exclusive product line relationships with premier manufacturers, providing tailored solutions to more than 90 supplier partners for over 200 product lines globally. More information about ChemPoint can be found at www.chempoint.com.

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