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Customers Benefit From LEED Compliant, Naturally-Derived, Pine-Based Chemicals

Univar and Kraton collaborate on a number of pine-based product lines

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., October 23, 2017 — Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) (“Univar”), a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services, along with Kraton Corporation, announced a select distribution agreement for tall oil-based UNIDYME™ dimer acids, CENTURY™ specialty fatty acid products, key products from the SYLVACOTE™ insoluble maleics, SYLVAROS™ tall oil rosin and rosin soaps, SYLVABLEND™ specialty dimer, and CENWAX™ product lines. Customers will enjoy the combined value created from the world’s largest pine chemicals producer and the largest North American chemical distributor.

The product lines in this collaboration are used in coatings, lubricants, fuel additives and ink applications. Each of the products are based on renewable, raw materials, allowing customers to adhere to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards for the use of green materials in construction.

“The addition of Kraton’s pine chemistry line complements Univar’s Oleochemical segment. It expands our product offering to provide customers environmentally friendly solutions as natural alternatives to petrochemicals in many formulations,” said Jack Kelley, director of Univar’s Oleochemical business. “Kraton will benefit from Univar’s deep network of customer segments that are currently geographically underserved.”

Torsten Schmidt, vice president, sales for Kraton’s Performance Chemical business further added, “We believe the experience and reach of the Univar network will be beneficial to customers. Univar brings a unique combination of pine chemical expertise and a vast distribution network that provides customers with increased service offerings.”

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About Univar

Founded in 1924, Univar (NYSE: UNVR) is a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services, working with leading suppliers worldwide. Supported by a comprehensive team of sales and technical professionals with deep specialty and market expertise, Univar operates hundreds of distribution facilities throughout North America, Western Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America. Univar delivers tailored customer solutions through a broad product and services portfolio sustained by one of the most extensive industry distribution networks in the world. For more information, visit

About Kraton Corporation

Kraton Corporation (NYSE "KRA") is a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers, specialty polymers and high-value performance products derived from pine wood pulping co-products. Kraton's polymers are used in a wide range of applications, including adhesives, coatings, consumer and personal care products, sealants and lubricants, and medical, packaging, automotive, paving, roofing and footwear products. As the largest global provider in the pine chemicals industry, the company's pine-based specialty products are sold into adhesive, road and construction and tire markets, and it produces and sells a broad range of performance chemicals into markets that include fuel additives, oilfield chemicals, coatings, metalworking fluids and lubricants, inks, flavors and mining. Kraton offers its products to a diverse customer base in over 70 countries worldwide. Kraton, the Kraton logo and design are all trademarks of Kraton Corporation., or its subsidiaries or affiliates.


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