Sunday, June 23, 2024
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In a strategic move to address the rising global demand for safe, effective, and eco-friendly water solutions, Univar Solutions has announced its exclusive partnership with Italmatch Chemicals to distribute Dequest PB carboxymethyl inulin (CMI) technology in North America. This sustainable antiscalant is aimed at natural home, industrial, and institutional (HI&I) cleaning applications.

“Together with Italmatch, we recognize the growing worldwide demand for safe, effective, and environmentally friendly water solutions that can help manufacturers maintain a high level of cleaning performance,” said James Peterson, global vice president of CARE for Univar Solutions. “We’re committed to sustainable innovation and excited to be the market’s sole distributor for Italmatch’s Dequest PB carboxymethyl inulin (CMI) technology for natural HI&I cleaning applications in North America. CMI is a sustainable antiscalant, and adding this to our portfolio aligns with our focus on providing our customers with natural and sustainable ingredient options to respond to the demands of today’s eco-conscious consumers.”

CMI, derived from chicory plant roots, is a biodegradable biopolymer that serves as an eco-friendly alternative to phosphonates. It offers high-performance solutions in water management and cleaning, essential for industries involved in processes where water is crucial, such as HI&I, detergents, and cleaners.

Univar Solutions, known for its high-performance and eco-friendly water management solutions, collaborates with supplier partners like Italmatch to introduce sustainable and natural cleaning ingredients. The company’s Solution Centers, including its flagship center in Houston, Texas, are hubs of innovation, helping customers develop high-performing, environmentally friendly cleaning formulations.

“We are excited to start working with Univar Solutions as our sole distributor for Dequest PB products in the North American market,” said Mark Eyers, Global Advanced Water Solutions BU Vice President for Italmatch Chemicals. “Adding our CMI based products to Univar Solutions’ HI&I product ranges will significantly increase the exposure of these bio-based products to the North American market cleaning products formulators, helping them to achieve the performance targets set for their sustainable product lines development.”

This partnership underscores Univar Solutions’ commitment to sustainability and innovation, ensuring that customers have access to natural and sustainable ingredient options to meet the demands of eco-conscious consumers. The collaboration with Italmatch marks a significant step towards delivering high-performing, environmentally friendly water solutions across North America.


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