1 June 2012 – The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) today announced it has extended its relationship with ChemPoint.com, the leading e-distributor of specialty and fine chemicals, making ChemPoint the exclusive North American distributor of UCON™ Oil-Soluble Polyalkylene Glycols (OSPs). UCON™ OSPs are the latest innovation from Dow’s series of Lubricants and Fuel Additives products.
The UCON™ line of OSPs was launched in 2010, and is the first polyalkylene glycol (PAG)-based solution of its kind on the market.
“ChemPoint has been a trusted distributor for 10 years. Due to the high demand we have seen for UCON™ OSPs, we are confident that ChemPoint’s high level of service quality and in-depth knowledge of the lubricant and chemical solutions industry will provide the greatest value to our customers,” said Brian Goldstein, Market Manager at Dow.
The OSPs’ revolutionary chemistry retains the characteristics of traditional PAG technology, yet it is oil-soluble. As a result of this combination, OSPs can be used in a variety of applications as a base fluid or additive. They have thus far been used successfully in engine oils, metalworking fluids, gear lubricants, automotive friction modifiers and turbine oils. Additionally, OSPs can be combined with mineral oils to provide greater deposit control and exhibit oxidation stability, high viscosity index and low temperature stability.
“We have seen firsthand how the unique chemistry of OSPs is revolutionizing the lubricants industry. Dow has an excellent reputation for being a leading solutions provider, and we are honored that the team selected ChemPoint to be the exclusive North American distributor,” said Brena Gattuccio, Marketing Manager at ChemPoint.
ChemPoint is the preferred distributor of more than 150 product lines, to more than 11,000 customers worldwide.
As the leading “e-distributor” of specialty and fine chemicals in North America, EMEA, and APAC, ChemPoint engages in exclusive product line relationships with premier manufacturers. From its North American, European, and Asia-Pacific interaction centers, ChemPoint (www.chempoint.com) provides its suppliers with marketing, sales, customer service and order fulfillment solutions for their targeted customer segments. ChemPoint is a Univar company. With a network of more than 300 distribution facilities, Univar (www.univar.com) is a world leader in chemical distribution.
About The Dow Chemical Company
Dow combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world’s most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow’s diversified industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 160 countries and in high growth sectors such as electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture. In 2011, Dow had annual sales of $60 billion and employed approximately 52,000 people worldwide. The Company’s more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 197 sites in 36 countries across the globe. References to “Dow” or the “Company” mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com.