Univar expands European distribution with Hallstar partnership

By Lucy Whitehouse

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Univar expands European distribution with Hallstar partnership

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Univar BV, subsidiary of Univar Inc., is extending its exclusive agreement in Italy with Hallstar, and the arrangement will now include five additional countries: Spain, Portugal, Greece, France and Benelux.

Univar is a global chemical and ingredients distributor, while Hallstar is a leading global provider of specialty chemistry solutions.

With this expanded agreement, Univar says it now offers the following products across the relevant markets:

• Natural Exotic Oils

• Natural butters

• Photostabilizers

• Mineral UV Filter Systems

• Antioxidants

• Emulsifiers/ Surfactants

• Emollients

• Solubilizers

• Stabilizing agents

• Active ingredients

“The Hallstar product range further enriches our European product catalog and allows us to bring a more holistic portfolio to our customers,” ​says Matthew Ottaway, vice president of Focused Industries for Univar EMEA.  

“As a result, we improve our ability to work with customers to create custom high-performance formulations, allowing them to quickly bring superior products to market.”

Core capabilities

Ottaway explains that Hallstar’s specific capabilities make it a strong strategic partner for its plans to develop in the beauty and personal care industry

Hallstar’s competency in esters is unmatched. Their core capabilities, including their leading platform of functional naturals, are essential to the formulation of next generation beauty and personal care products​,” he confirms.

On the expanded partnership, Robert Hu, Hallstar’s vice president, EMEA, says: “Our end-users in France, Spain, Portugal, Greece, and Benelux will benefit from the outstanding support from Univar’s market-focused technical sales team and laboratories.

It is reassuring to know that distribution of Hallstar’s specialty performance-based, functional and natural product portfolio of photo protection, and butters and oils is in Univar’s very experienced and supremely capable hands.”

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