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Chemotion - eNewsletter of the World Chemical Distributor Directory
Chemotion - eNewsletter of the World Chemical Distributor Directory


World Chemical Distributor Directory eNewsletter - Autumn 2010.

News - A round-up of chemical distribution industry news from Europe, Africa, America and the Far East over the last few months

People – Azelis appoints Principal Development Director, Steve Block named President of ChemPoint.com and Vice President of Univar Inc

Upcoming events – A selection of the the most important upcoming industry exhibitions, conferences and seminars from around the World

About Us – Advise, inform and do

News Round Up – Autumn 2010

BREAKING NEWS...Univar to Acquire Basic Chemical Solutions

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New Univar entity in Egypt now fully operational

Univar has announced that Univar Egypt LLC, based in Cairo, Egypt is now fully operational. The new entity includes office and warehouse space. The company has been active in Egypt for more than 15 years as it has been distributing products into the region from the UK...button-more| More

Asia Pacific

Brenntag expands in Asia Pacific with acquisition of EAC Industrial Ingredients

Brenntag AG completed the acquisition of EAC Industrial Ingredients (EACII) from the The East Asiatic Company Ltd. A/S for €160m on the 12/07/2010. EACII is a long established provider of chemical distribution solutions...button-more| More


Caldic takes over UK distributor, Omnichem

Caldic has completed the acquisition of Omnichem, a leading distributor of chemicals in the UK. Omnichem was established in 1991 and operates nationwide, from distribution sites in Melton Mowbray and Dewsbury and has 50 employees... button-more| More

IMCD acquires Warwick's distribution assets in Southern Europe and Asia

The IMCD Group B.V. has reached a binding agreement with the Warwick International Group for the purchase of its specialty chemical distribution companies. The businesses included in the transaction are Warwick's distribution operations in France, Italy, Spain and Portugal, as well as GME Chemicals (Malaysia)...button-more| More

Major responsible care achievements in the HSH Chemie Distribution Group

This year todate, 3 major companies of the HSH Chemie Distribution Group have signifcantly strenghtened their environmental management standards and responsible care credentials icluding HSH Chemie... button-more| More

Brenntag adds to its food, water treatment and paper operations in Iberia

Brenntag has completed the acquisition of the the food, water treatment and paper activities of Productos Riba, S.A., a long established distributor of specialty ingredients to the Spanish market. Sales of the acquired activities are believed to have amounted to €11M in 2009...button-more| More

Azelis appoints Principals Development Director

To further establish Principals management as a stronghold and a core competence within the Group, Azelis announces the appointment of Benoit Fritz as Principals Development Director... button-more| More

North & South America

Univar gets new investors and withdraws IPO filing

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, LLC and CVC Capital Partners have announced that CD&R will be acquiring a 42.5% ownership interest in Univar. Along with this announcement, Univar has postponed its IPO and intends to withdraw the registration statement, filed in June 2010, with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission... button-more| More

US-based Basic Chemical Solutions (BCS) maybe up for sale

California-based Basic Chemical Solutions (BCS) is up for sale and has named Bank of America Merrill Lynch as its exclusive advisor according to unnamed sources. BCS was established in 1958 is a well-established distributor of hazardous commodities in the US with sales revenues close to $1Bn... button-more| More

Brenntag strengthens to its market position in North America

Brenntag has announced that it is to acquire certain assets of US-based Houghton Chemical Corporation's Industrial Chemicals and Solvents division for $7.1m. The acquisition will enable Brenntag to increase its market share in New England and New Jersey while also... button-more| More

Ashland Group looking to divest distribution business

The Ashland Group is looking to offload its distribution unit, according to recent press reports. The business is believed to be North America's number two supplier of plastics and the continent's third for chemicals. It is understood that Ashland wants to focus more on... button-more| More

News Archive – Highlights

June 2010

30/06/2010  |  Univar Inc (USA) plans IPO to reduce high levels of corporate debt

28/06/2010  |  Brenntag opens office in Auckland, New Zealand

18/06/2010  |  Azelis expands operations in the Adriatic region

16/06/2010  |  Irish chemical distributor, National Chemical Company (NCC) acquires Norman Lauder

03/06/2010  |  Univar set to expand its business in North Africa

May 2010

07/05/2010  |  HSH Chemie Distribution Group announces Management changes

01/05/2010  |  Purchasing magasine, publishers of the Top 100 US Chemical Distributors ceases

April 2010

01/04/2010  |  Algol Chemicals expands operations to Belarus


Steve Block named President of ChemPoint.com and Vice President of Univar Inc
Univar have announced the appointment of Steve Block as president of ChemPoint.com, a leading e-distributor of specialty and fine chemicals in Europe and North America. Block also will serve as Vice President of Univar Inc. http://www.univar.com

Jay Lang promoted to Executive Vice President, Charkit Chemical Corporation
Charles Hinnant, President, Charkit Chemical Corporation, is pleased to announce Jay Lang's advancement to Executive Vice President of the company on the 21/09/2010. http://www.charkit.com/

Upcoming events

Our pick of upcoming chemical distribution industry events:

K 2010, 27 October – 03 November 2010, Dusseldorf, Germany

Chemspec Middle East 2010, 29 – 30 November 2010, Hall 8, World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE

InformexUSA 2011, 7 – 11 Febuary 2011, Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

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