DOWNERS GROVE, IL — Univar Solutions Inc. has been appointed a distributor of Cabot Corp.'s specialty carbon black products for the plastics and batteries markets in Brazil. The agreement builds on the companies' existing relationship and will provide customers with innovative materials and solutions that help improve sustainability and product performance.

"As we continue growing our ingredients and specialties business in Latin America, it's critical that we partner with world-class suppliers who are also committed to helping meet customers' product performance needs while keeping sustainability top-of-mind. The addition of Cabot's specialty carbon black products to our expansive product portfolio allows us to better serve those looking to innovate, grow and differentiate their business," said Jorge Buckup, President of Latin America for Univar Solutions.

"We're excited about our collaboration with Cabot in Brazil, which further expands a key supplier relationship and adds to our product offering to our customer base," said Chris Fitzgerald, Global Vice President, CASE, Rubber and Plastic Additives for Univar Solutions. "We are confident our customers will benefit from the consistent focus we bring within the plastic compounding and battery markets, backed by strong local and technical support and commercial excellence."

Bill Masterson, Vice President and Regional Business Director, Performance Additives, Cabot Corp., added, "This partnership with Univar Solutions will provide more customers in Brazil access to Cabot's product development, technical support and manufacturing experience in specialty carbon black materials for a variety of applications. Expanding our distribution agreement with Univar Solutions will help us meet the growing demand for our specialty carbon black products while providing customers with innovative products and expertise to help advance performance in their end use applications."

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