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Univar and Cargill Beauty Reach Exclusive Distribution Agreement in EMEA for Personal Care Portfolio

PARIS, January 8, 2018 — Univar BV (NYSE: UNVR) (“Univar”), a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services, along with Cargill Beauty announce an exclusive distribution agreement for Cargill’s personal care portfolio in the EMEA market as of January 1, 2018.

The Cargill Beauty portfolio offers many solutions with unique benefits to formulators looking to create consumer products that can be eco-labeled and certified. Cargill Beauty’s product lines include patented, nature-derived texturizing agents, such as Actigum™ VSX 20 and Satiagel™ VPC 512, which deliver on performance and comply with COSMOS standards. To achieve COSMOS certification, a formulation must follow EcoCert principles by: promoting the use of organic farming; use production and manufacturing processes that are both environmentally sound and safe for human health; and include or expand the concept of “green chemicals” that provide higher performance while being more environmentally gentle throughout their life cycle. 

Matthew Ottaway, Univar’s vice president of focused industries in EMEA, says, “Working with Cargill Beauty gives us the ability to continue our commitment to sustainability by expanding our nature-derived portfolio and deliver unsurpassed value to our personal care customers who demand environmentally-conscious ingredients.  Coupled with Univar’s personal care expertise and market analysis, we can offer an attractive package of sustainable, nature-inspired products and value-added services.  These services include illustrative formulations and technical assistance that help our existing and future customers meet ever-growing consumer demands for more natural ingredients and real perceived product benefits.”

“With Univar, we have found a leading distributor who can really open doors for Cargill. The company brings great expertise in sales, marketing, formulation and communication, and a vision that fits perfectly with Cargill Beauty’s strategy. This agreement provides a solid foundation to bring our unique and differentiated nature-derived, label-friendly and highly functional offering to the global personal care market,” said Tony Jaillot, General Manager, Cargill Beauty.

For more information, please visit Cargill Beauty.


About Univar

Founded in 1924, Univar (NYSE: UNVR) is a global chemical and ingredients 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 www.univar.com.

About Cargill Beauty

Cargill Beauty, Cargill’s personal care platform launched in April 2017, addresses ingredient challenges for the cosmetic market by unleashing nature sustainably.
Cargill Beauty offers a diverse portfolio of nature-derived ingredients, an integrated and responsible supply chain, state of the art research and application services and endless possibilities for the future. Cargill Beauty’s portfolio is composed of texturizers, emollients, emulsifiers, sensory enhancers and active ingredients to develop nature-based products for skin care, hair care, color care and oral care.

About Cargill

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and 150 years of experience. We have 155,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit Cargill.com and our News Center.


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