Univar Solutions to Distribute Eastman Plasticizer Portfolio in Mexico

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Univar Solutions announced an expanded relationship with Eastman that will provide customers in Mexico with access to versatile plasticizers, chemical additives that are used in a variety of applications to improve performance, sustainability, and functionality.

Plasticizers produce a wide range of plastic products, including vinyl flooring, PVC pipes, wire insulation, automotive interiors, and flexible packaging materials, etc. “Our collaboration with Eastman spans various geographies and industries, and we are excited to partner further to bring more high-performing product offerings to the market," said Jorge Buckup, president of Latin America for Univar Solutions.

“We look forward to leveraging the strengths of two industry leaders and providing customers in Mexico with the key advanced additives they need to grow their businesses. We will be with them every step of the way, providing dedicated local and technical support and commercial execution.”

According to the company, plasticizers are typically added to polymer-based materials during production to improve their physical properties. Eastman has a long-standing reputation for producing high-quality plasticizers that provide excellent resistance to high temperatures, chemicals, and UV light, making them ideal for extreme use. They can provide a longer product lifespan and reduce the need for frequent replacement or maintenance, so they are also considered cost-effective. Univar Solutions has a vast network of customers in Mexico, technical support through its network of Solution Centers, a global distribution footprint, product management, and supply chain expertise, making for an ideal partnership with a leading supplier like Eastman.

Rodrigo Santiago, vice president of Commercial Specialties for Latin America and managing director of Brazil for Univar Solutions, expressed his optimism regarding the partnership between Univar Solutions and Eastman. “Our relationship has grown substantially over the years, and we're excited to see it expand further. Eastman is a name that is synonymous with trust and confidence when it comes to innovative plasticizers.”

“Our valued customers in Mexico will now enjoy access to a wider range of these versatile additives, unlocking new growth opportunities. When we bring together our expansive supply chain network, expertise in marketing and sales of highly technical, complex products like plasticizers, and Eastman's extensive experience in industrial and consumer markets, we're energized about our customers' future success.”

“We are elated for this opportunity to further expand our relationship with Univar Solutions through the distribution, sales, and marketing of our versatile plasticizer portfolio,” said Fernando de Vincenzo, Sales Manager for Latin America, at Eastman. “Univar Solutions and Eastman have an impressive combination of expertise, experience, and supply chain capabilities that will bring a first-class experience to customers and help enable success.”

Source: Univar Solutions