ChemPoint EMEA B.V. Expands European Marketing Relationship with Dow for Cellulose Ethers

Maastricht, Netherlands - September 01, 2015

ChemPoint EMEA B.V. (ChemPoint), a 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 Cellulose Ethers, including METHOCEL™, ETHOCEL™, WALOCEL™ and CELLOSIZE™, for select industrial markets. Effective September 1, 2015, ChemPoint will now also provide marketing, sales, order fulfillment, and a high level of technical support to customers in the specialty industrial markets in Benelux, United Kingdom, Ireland, Iberia and Nordics.

“We’re excited to broaden our relationship with ChemPoint, allowing us to more effectively address the needs and challenges of our diverse customers, markets and opportunities.” explained Philippe Maigrot, Commercial Leader, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), for Dow’s Pharma & Food Solutions and Industrial Specialties. Dow’s Industrial Specialty products are high performing polymers that serve as excellent binders, film-formers, water retention agents, thickeners, coatings, lubricants and suspending agents. Available as both water-soluble and water-insoluble chemistries, each polymer family offers exceptional characteristics and functional strengths that help to deliver maximum performance from individual formulations.

“Dow is a valued supplier and plays an important role in the portfolio of specialty products we offer to customers globally,” said Dennis Schmeits, ChemPoint’s EMEA Regional Business Director. “Expanding our relationship with them will allow us to uniquely service and provide Dow Cellulose Ethers to more customers across EMEA. We look forward to working with Dow in this increased capacity.”

In addition to supporting a variety of other Dow specialty products throughout the United States and Europe, ChemPoint currently provides a distribution network and dedicated technical sales team for Dow CELLOSIZE™, ETHOCEL™, METHOCEL™, POLYOX™, ANTISOL™ and WALOCEL™ industrial customers across Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and North America.

To purchase, request a sample, or obtain additional information on Dow Cellulose Ethers and Polyethylene oxide offerings, please contact the ChemPoint Industrial Cellulosics team via telephone +31.43.711.0100, fax +31.43.711.0282, e-mail cellulosicsemea@chempoint.com, or online www.industrialcellulosics.com. Prospective customers can receive immediate formulation support by calling +800.2436.7646, or by e-mailing salesemea@chempoint.com.

About ChemPoint
ChemPoint.com, Inc., a Univar company, is a unique distribution platform that provides marketing and sales services for 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 and over 200 product lines globally. For more information, please visit www.chempoint.com.

About Univar Inc.
Founded in 1924, Univar is a leading global distributor of chemicals and innovative services. The company operates a network of more than 800 distribution facilities throughout North America, Western Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, and Latin America, with additional sales offices located in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Univar sources from over 8,800 producers worldwide and serves more than 110,000 customers with a full portfolio of specialty products and ingredients, and basic chemicals. With deep technical and market expertise, Univar delivers the tailored solutions customers need through one of the most extensive distribution networks in the world. Univar is Chemistry DeliveredSM. For more information, visit www.univar.com.

About The Dow Chemical Company
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from the intersection of chemical, physical and biological sciences to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market driven, 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 180 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, electronics, water, coatings and agriculture. In 2014, Dow had annual sales of more than $58 billion and employed approximately 53,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 6,000 product families are manufactured at 201 sites in 35 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
Dow Pharma & Food Solutions
+49 151 12595663
nknabe@dow.com

Jennifer Favre
CHEMPOINT
+1 425 378 8517
jennifer.favre@chempoint.com