Colour trends. 2018 Colour of the Year

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When it comes to paint colours trends move as quickly as catwalk fashion. In fact sometimes fashion trends inform colour trends. We like to stay up to date with what is hot and what's not so we can keep you up to date on what customers might be asking for.

Univar Specialty Consumables to Distribute Purdy Professional Paint Tools

LONDON, May 30, 2018 -- Univar Specialty Consumables Limited, a subsidiary of Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) ("Univar"), a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services, was selected by Purdy Professional Paint Tools as a preferred distributor for its high-quality painting tools and accessories. As the painting tools market leader, Purdy features products used by professional decorators and do-it-yourselfers, on commercial and residential projects alike, to provide a superior finish.

"We are pleased that a well-established market leader like Purdy has selected Univar as its distributor. Their products and commitment to quality make them a perfect fit for Univar," said Mark Mongan, business manager for Univar's specialty consumables business. "We look forward to offering customers these fantastic products and building a strong relationship with Purdy."

Univar's specialty consumables business is a UK-based distributor of abrasives, adhesives, lubricants, protection films and silicones. Established in 1880 with more than 130 years of experience, the specialty consumables business prides itself on customer service and industry-leading technical support. As Univar further establishes its online portfolio for industrial trades, the new Purdy agreement is a key step to entering additional segments within the Paint and Decorating market.

Univar Keeps it Clean with Uniwipe Partnership

Univar Specialty Consumables has entered a partnership with industrial wipe manufacturer Uniwipe Ltd. Effective immediately, this partnership sees Univar add the new Ultragrime wipe to its portfolio. 

Univar sticks with quality with tesa® masking tape additions.

LONDON, February 08, 2018 — Univar BV, a subsidiary of Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) (“Univar”), a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services, has extended its relationship with tesa UK Ltd to distribute its range of Professional masking solutions. tesa is a Worldwide industry leader in self-adhesive product and system solutions with over 100 years’ experience whose products perform to the highest standards.

Dow Corning becomes DOWSIL

In late May 2017, Dow announced that work had begun to integrate Dow Corning’s business into the broader structure of The Dow Chemical Company.

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