Press release
Personal Care
August 20, 2014

Evonik Personal Care Names Univar as Exclusive Northeast Distributor

The Evonik personal care portfolio consists of a unique and comprehensive range of organic and silicone-based specialties designed as raw materials for personal care products and active ingredients for the protection of skin and hair. The agreement does not include Evonik personal care ABIL® silicones, which are available direct from Evonik.

Univar USA is the leading chemical distributor in the U.S. with locations from coast to coast.

"This is an excellent opportunity for both Univar and Evonik to service our Personal Care customers with a specialized approach that meets our customers' needs in a timely fashion," said Paul Washlock, Vice President of Personal Care in the Consumer Specialties business unit for Evonik in North America. "In an ever-changing economic environment, Personal Care customers need the expertise of an action-oriented supplier and channel partner that offers the best technology and service to create an advantage for them in the marketplace. Evonik and Univar offer that advantage."

“We greatly value our relationship with Evonik and are pleased to be appointed as its exclusive channel to market for its leading personal care products,” said Univar’s Personal and Household Care Industry Sr. Director Kelly Gilroy. “Our partnership with Evonik in the Northeast as well as those with our other strategic suppliers creates a well-rounded technology portfolio and gives customers greater access to the premier ingredients they are looking for.”

For information and pricing, contact Univar at 855-888-8648, or online: For questions concerning this announcement, contact Paul Zayas at Evonik,

“The Soul & Science of Beauty”
Evonik’s Personal Care Business Line is part of the Business Unit Consumer Specialties.
As a specialist in ingredients and concepts for effective skin, hair and body care products, Evonik Personal Care combines scientific excellence with passion. That means we always work according to the highest ethical and scientific principles – and we always put our hearts into our work. We call our approach: The Soul and Science of Beauty. It includes three aspects: foresight, responsibility and realization.

Company information

Evonik, the creative industrial group from Germany, is one of the world leaders
in specialty chemicals. Profitable growth and a sustained increase in the value of the company form the heart of Evonik’s corporate strategy. Its activities focus on the key megatrends health, nutrition, resource efficiency and globalization. Evonik benefits specifically from its innovative prowess and integrated technology platforms.

Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world. In fiscal 2013 more than 33,500 employees generated sales of around €12.7 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of about €2.0 billion.


In so far as forecasts or expectations are expressed in this press release or where our statements concern the future, these forecasts, expectations or statements may involve known or unknown risks and uncertainties. Actual results or developments may vary, depending on changes in the operating environment. Neither Evonik Industries AG nor its group companies assume an obligation to update the forecasts, expectations or statements contained in this release.