Univar Solutions will distribute Dow Organics’ portfolio in Brazil. The new agreement covers brands such as Cellosize™, Foamysense™, Ecosense™, Aculyn™, Versene™ and more, which are used in the beauty and personal care market.

"Our enhanced partnership with Dow represents a major step for our Beauty & Personal Care business in Brazil, as it increases the depth and breadth of our portfolio significantly with more sustainable and biodegradable raw materials," said Jorge Buckup, president, Latin America for Univar Solutions. "We are excited to expand our relationship with Dow even further, beyond the market-leading silicone solutions, and provide the Dow Organics’ portfolio that our customers are seeking for more sustainable and innovative formulations."

The Dow Organics’ portfolio for beauty and personal care products includes 13 brands connected with the growing social conscience calling for products that impart minimal environmental impact, without compromising performance. These products range from multifunctional polymers and cellulose derivatives to chelating agents, used to impart eco-friendly textures in shampoos, conditioners, body washes, hair colorants, creams, lotions, skin cleansers and more.

By distributing the Dow Organics product lines in Brazil, Univar Solutions formulation and application experts located throughout a global network of Solution Centers can help customers with application and product development, quality testing, performance benchmarking, rapid prototyping and more. Partnering with suppliers like Dow allows the company to provide hair care, sun care, skin care and cleansing market customers with more sustainable, unique, inspiring, and authentic beauty and personal care ingredient solutions and formulations based on the latest market trends, functional needs and industry regulatory requirements.

"As we look to further develop and commercialize a full range of sustainable and natural ingredients across the entire Univar Solutions portfolio, I’m thrilled to build upon our longstanding global partnership with Dow. The industries we serve are increasingly looking to responsible distributors like Univar Solutions to deliver materials that can support their sustainability journey. This is a stellar example of two world-class companies—which have a passion and commitment to protecting and preserving the environment, working together to provide more sustainable and innovative ingredient solutions and product offerings to customers on a global scale," said Kelly Gilroy, vice president of sustainable & natural products for Univar Solutions.