FLORHAM PARK, NJ/DOWNERS GROVE, IL – Univar Solutions has been named the exclusive distributor for BASF's Chemical Intermediates’ Glyoxal in the United States and Canada. With this agreement, BASF and Univar Solutions expand their collaboration to better serve customers through a host of sustainable solutions across a range of applications. Glyoxal is readily biodegradable by showing more than a 90% decrease of dissolved organic carbon according to Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) guidelines 301 C-E and 303 A.
“We are honored and excited to expand our partnership and portfolio of offerings with BASF to match up best in class chemistry with our reliable and flexible service model to the market in the United States and Canada,” said Brian Jurcak, Senior Vice President, Product Marketing Management and Global Trade for Univar Solutions.
“We are proud to extend our relationship with Univar to exclusively represent our Glyoxal product line in the United States and Canada,” said Kevin Anderson, Vice President, Business Management Amines, Acetylenics, and Carbonyl Derivatives, Chemical Intermediates, North America for BASF. “Univar Solutions’ supply chain capabilities coupled with their extensive market reach will provide customers with the reliability and convenience needed to service their Glyoxal requirements.”
BASF’s Glyoxal is utilized by customers as a highly efficient cross-linking agent in the textiles, disinfection, paper, leather, cosmetics and epoxy industries. BASF reports that the use of Glyoxal allows customers to achieve a wide range of benefits in their formulation, including flexibility, improved viscosity, anti-wrinkle and softening as well as moisture resistance.