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Flexitarians: Defining Consumption and Formulation of Sustainable Food Products The Rising Flexitarian

Health-conscious consumers are choosing plant-based foods more often. Read how a flexitarian diet is changing the way we eat and formulate sustainable…

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Clean label | Formulating Food Ingredients Clean label | Formulating Food Ingredients

Our food scientists and formulators are meeting today’s demands for cleaner, more sustainably sourced and naturally derived ingredients while…

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Keeping Industrial Beverage Production Equipment Clean and Safe Keeping industrial beverage production equipment clean and safe

Read how our local chemical distribution team helped secure the critical components needed for a caustic blend used to clean brewing and distilling…

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4 Ways Univar Solutions is Making Sustainable Differences in Chemical Distribution 4 Ways Univar Solutions is Making Sustainable Differences in Chemical Distribution

Diverting waste. Delivering materials to treat and clean water. Circularity in packaging. See how we are taking action to support sustainability.

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Are your titanium dioxide supplies covered for the coatings and plastics markets? Are your titanium dioxide supplies covered for the coatings and plastics markets?

Read our market insights covering what you need to know about the titanium dioxide supply chain in 2021 and how to optimize your supplies.

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World Humanitarian Day World Humanitarian Day: Creating a healthier world with Vitamin Angels and Nutraceuticals

Learn more about Vitamin Angels partner Floating Doctors and how we are helping communities around the world access health and nutrition services.

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Bringing Indoor Cleaning to Outdoor Spaces Bringing Indoor Cleaning to Outdoor Spaces

With these five tips and the right cleaning products, you can keep your outdoor oasis in great working order for patio season.

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Probiotic Cleaners | Promote Good Bacteria ‘Good’ Bacteria Want to Help Us Clean: Partnering with Probiotics in Your Cleaning Products

We share the world with microbes. Rather than combat them, probiotic cleaners join forces with microbes within our homes and communities without…

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Pharma Insights: Advancing Solutions for Changing Demands Pharma Insights: Advancing Solutions for Changing Demands

James Peterson, Vice President of Pharmaceutical Ingredients for Univar Solutions and recently featured in Irish PharmaChem, tells why the company…

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Sustainable Laundry Solutions: Insights, Challenges and Opportunities Sustainable Laundry Solutions

Research continually suggests that consumers are increasingly aligning their purchasing power with their personal values. Environmental concern…

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5 Takeaways for Rethinking Sustainability 5 Takeaways for Rethinking Sustainability

While many large industry players are leading the charge in sustainability, mid-size and smaller players are joining the push to adopt environmental,…

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Vitamin Angels and Nutraceuticals: Creating a healthier world, together Vitamin Angels and Nutraceuticals: Creating a healthier world, together

Every day our people make a difference while fulfilling our purpose to help keep communities healthy, fed, clean and safe. As a proud partner…

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Resolving Force Majeure Challenges After Texas Winter Storm Resolving Force Majeure Challenges After Texas Winter Storm

Read how we resolved logistical challenges for a customer impacted by the force majeure after historic freezing temperatures in Texas shut in…

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Earth Day 2021 Earth Day 2021

Earth Day marks a singularly significant day in Univar Solutions’ ongoing sustainability journey. It’s an opportunity for us to take a collective…

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Local Chemical Distribution: Flexible, fast-acting service to secure a bulk delivery of solvent Flexible, fast-acting service to secure a bulk delivery of solvent

Learn more about how our local and national teams mobilized to help a global polymer producer keep a bad situation from getting worse — and…

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Industrial Coating Spotlight Webinar Series Industrial Coating Spotlight Webinar Series

With The Industrial Coating Spotlight Webinar Series, Univar Solutions aims to help brands understand the shifts in consumer behaviors and learn…

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Trusted, Reliable Distribution Partner for Navigating Oleochemical Embargos Trusted, Reliable Distribution Partner for Navigating Oleochemical Embargos

See how Univar Solutions helped a customer overcome the oleochemical embargo by securing an alternative material from a leading glycerin supplier.…

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It’s Not Just a Women’s Issue: Criticality of Male Allies It’s Not Just a Women’s Issue

We have heard it countless times … “that’s a women’s issue”. It’s become common for both men, and sometimes even women, to expect…

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Top 4 Fragrance Trends for Homecare & Industrial Cleaning Top 4 Fragrance Trends for Homecare & Industrial Cleaning

In 2021, formulators are focusing on several key trends impacting the use of fragrances in cleaning products and reshaping our ideas of what…

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Crisis Averted: No Lost Production Time for Advanced Technology Manufacturer Crisis Averted: No Lost Production Time for Advanced Technology Manufacturer

Read how our West Coast team helped a local equipment manufacturer access its most critical product and keep operations on track—in less than…

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Univar Solutions Creates Unmatched Digital Supply Chain Advantage Univar Solutions Creates Unmatched Digital Supply Chain Advantage

Univar Solutions expects to remove redundancies and inefficiencies, while using data as a strategic asset to create an unmatched digital supply…

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The Essentials Heroes The Essentials Heroes

Over the course of 2020, the word “Essentials” took on a new meaning. Around the globe, we now know essentials to be the products that we…

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Local Chemical Distribution: Solving Manufacturer Supply Challenges in Wake of COVID-19 Delays Local Chemical Distribution: Solving Manufacturer Supply Challenges in Wake of COVID-19 Delays

A longtime Univar Solutions customer, a multi-faceted beauty and personal care manufacturer, felt the full effect. The manufacturer of shampoos,…

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Niacinamide PC (Vitamin B3) to Protect Against Blue Light Induced Hyperpigmentation Niacinamide PC (Vitamin B3) to Protect Against Blue Light Induced Hyperpigmentation

A recent study conducted by DSM explores the pigmentation effects of blue light irradiation on skin and how to protect against them. The study…

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Top Six Reasons to Partner with Univar Solutions for Your Oleochemicals Top Six Reasons to Partner with Univar Solutions for Your Oleochemicals

Whether you are already working with oleochemicals, considering how you can incorporate their benefits into a new formulation, or are looking…

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Our Univar Solutions Team Has the Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego and Las Vegas Regions Covered Our Univar Solutions Team Has the Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego and Las Vegas Regions Covered

Our local team serves the Southern California and Las Vegas markets from North America’s largest, most sophisticated chemical and ingredient…

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A Bold Claim in the Chemical Distribution Marketplace Digital On-Demand: Bringing Real-world Solutions to Customers Even Faster

Success in today’s market requires new ideas and new ways of working, and ensuring that innovation and growth happens fast, efficiently, and…

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Our Perspective on the Chlor-alkali Market Our Perspective on the Chlor-alkali Market

As the Vice President of Bulk Chemical Distribution for Univar Solutions, Joe Serna is responsible for bringing differentiated service and value…

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Welcome to The New Now Welcome to The New Now

As early as March, we saw consumers in the USA reporting they were spending less time applying makeup (36%), spending less time styling their…

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Cleaning and Sanitation Solutions for Food and Beverage Facilities Cleaning and Sanitation Solutions

Cleaning and sanitation is a critical process throughout the food and beverage industry and is one that is ripe for improvement. An effective…

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The New Now Webinar Series The New Now Webinar Series

Join us for a 3-part webinar series as we explore The New Now, including the consumer behavioral trends, and the various roles beauty & personal…

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Interview with the Expert on Cargill's Texturizers Interview with the Expert on Cargill's Texturizers

Monika Ruiz Golcher is a beauty and peronsal care technical specialist at Univar Solutions, with strong expertise formulating with naturally…

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World Food Day 2020 World Food Day 2020

Grow, nourish, sustain. Together. The theme of this year’s World Food Day speaks to not only the food industry, but how our entire society…

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Global Connections September 2020 Newsletter Global Connections September 2020 Newsletter

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holistiCONFIDENCE- Hand Cleanser holistiCONFIDENCE- Hand Cleanser

Univar Solutions and Dow offer a full range of ingredients combining the best of natural and synthetic derived materials to support your efficient…

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MaizeCare™ Style Polymer Formulation Benefits MaizeCare™ Style Polymer Formulation Benefits

MaizeCare™ Style Polymer was designed as the ideal solution for formulators seeking to develop clean and natural hair styling formulations.

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MaizeCare™ Style Polymer Application Testing Results MaizeCare™ Style Polymer Application Testing Results

STYLED with MaizeCare™ Style Polymer offers you 5 products designed to address the key curly hair concerns. We put each product to the test…

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Get to Know the MaizeCare™ Style Polymer Get to Know the MaizeCare™ Style Polymer

MaizeCare™ Style Polymer is derived entirely from corn and provides a variety of styling benefits in haircare formulations. Primarily, MaizeCare™…

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Just Buzz Words? Or Much More? Just Buzz Words? Or Much More?

Biobased, biodegradable, non-bioaccumulative and non-toxic, what does it mean, and why should I care? Because environmentally friendly ingredients…

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Helping the Navajo Nation during an Unprecedented Time Helping the Navajo Nation during an Unprecedented Time

As a purpose driven and values based company, Univar Solutions, in partnership with Mauser Packaging Solutions, acquired sixty 275 gallon Intermediate…

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Serving Our Great Lakes Customers Our Univar Solutions Team Has the Great Lakes Region Covered

With nine chemical ingredient and bulk distribution centers and 715,000 square feet of storage in your region - you can trust us with your critical…

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Minimalist Challenge: a Multi-functional Cosmetic Stick Minimalist Challenge: a Multi-functional Cosmetic Stick

Beginning in 2017, multiuse stick products took over the category, outpacing single-function stick products. According to Mintel GNPD, 7% of…

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Meaningful Hair Volume for Different Hair Types Without Compromising on Care Properties Meaningful Hair Volume for Different Hair Types Without Compromising on Care Properties

Long-lasting hair volume is one of the most complicated benefits to achieve. This is especially the case for fine and thin hair. A new technology…

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How the Plant-Based Revolution is Impacting the Milk Category How the Plant-Based Revolution is Impacting the Milk Category

The Dairy sector is seemingly under siege in many markets following the recent rise of conscious consumerism. Increased availability of information…

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Food Ingredients Case Study: Sun-Maid Food Ingredients Case Study: Sun-Maid

Univar Solutions helps Sun-Maid stay abreast of consumers’ trend toward natural foods.

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Sustainability and SYLFAT™ Tall Oil Fatty Acid (TOFA) from Kraton Sustainability and SYLFAT™ Tall Oil Fatty Acid (TOFA) from Kraton

Want to formulate your products with high-performance fatty acids and support your customer’s focus on sustainability? Look no further than…

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Supplier Sustainability Initiatives & Practices Supplier Sustainability Initiatives

Many of our partners are actively working to do their part when it comes to sustainability, ethical and responsible practices and more...

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What is Beauty with a Clean Slate? What is Beauty with a Clean Slate?

One of the best aspects of the beauty industry is its constant evolution. As formulators and brands, we have endless opportunities to grow, expand…

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Clean Beauty Principles Clean Beauty Principles

We’ve developed 6 Clean Beauty Principles to help guide your formulation process, help you with ingredient selection and more...

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Let's Not Forget About Sun Protection Let's Not Forget About Sun Protection

Univar Solutions has one of the most comprehensive personal care portfolios for the suncare industry and are proud to offer a wide range of organic…

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Preservatives – use them, lose them, or use a natural alternative? Preservatives – use them, lose them, or use a natural alternative?

Over the past few years, the clean label trend has continued to grow and evolve, giving it a permanent presence in the food industry. In 2019,…

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Growth for Topical Analgesics Growth for Topical Analgesics

In both the USA and Canada, topical analgesics/anesthetics is a fast-growing segment within consumer health. The increase in topical analgesics…

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Paving the Way to Zero and Low VOC Formulations Paving the Way to Zero and Low VOC Formulations

The coatings industry has taken action to reduce environmental impact by regulating the effect of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) on the environment.…

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Leveraging a Strategic Partner Results <br> in Success Leveraging a Strategic Partner Results in Success

Much of business, and life as we knew it, has rapidly changed over the last 90 days. In times of uncertainty, customers need more than security…

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Protecting Our People and Ensuring Security of Our Supply Chain Protecting Our People and Ensuring Security of Our Supply Chain

Univar Solutions and its global Supply Chain and Operations organization have been rapidly responding to the COVID-19 pandemic since early January,…

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Cleaning Products: When to Avoid Mixing Cleaning Products: When to Avoid Mixing

As we adapt to limited cleaning supplies on grocery shelves many have started creating alternative cleaning solutions at home. Although resourceful,…

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Protecting Our Frontline Employees Protecting Our Frontline Employees

Above everything, at Univar Solutions, we are Serious about Safety. Our focus on safety is one of the five values that helps to drive and guide…

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Do Hand Sanitizers Go Bad? Do Hand Sanitizers Go Bad?

In the current healthcare climate, proper handwashing and disinfecting are on the top of everyone's mind. With the increase in demand for hand…

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Objects You Forget to Disinfect Objects You Forget to Disinfect

As we adapt to the new standard of living cleaning and social distancing are at the forefront of everyone's mind. There are objects and surfaces…

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Bringing You Solutions from Home Bringing You Solutions from Home

As part of our contingency planning to help ensure the health and safety of our employees and business continuity for our customers, Univar Solutions…

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Luxe Moisture to Brighten Your Day A Little Luxe Moisture to Brighten Your Day

If you’re looking to develop a truly nourishing cream that can offer your consumers a bit of indulgent luxurious self-care, start with our…

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Univar Solutions Global Connections 2020 Global Connections 2020

Over the past year, Univar Solutions' combined teams across the globe have been working diligently to serve as your collaborative ally, partnering…

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A Glycerin Insight: Production and Market Updates A Glycerin Insight: Production and Market Updates

Did you know that glycerin (also known as glycerol) isn’t actually made on purpose, but is in fact a byproduct? When fats or oils such as coconut…

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Serving Our Georgia and Alabama Customers Serving Our Georgia and Alabama Customers

 When you partner with Univar solutions, we assign a local account representative and an experienced customer service team that are eager to…

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Hand Soap vs. Sanitizers: The Great Debate? Hand Soap vs. Sanitizers: The Great Debate?

I encourage using both soap and hand sanitizer if possible, because, while soap washes off bacteria, hand sanitizers kill them. Therefore, if…

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Fueling Growth and Building Deeper Relationships Fueling Growth and Building Deeper Relationships

Forward-leaning organizations are looking for ways to unlock sustainable value in 2020 and beyond. Brian Jurcak, Vice President of Product Marketing…

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Plant-based Protein – A Market and Trends Overview Plant-based Protein – A Market and Trends Overview

Health is no longer a trend, it’s a lifestyle that more and more people are adopting with both “plant” and “protein” as key contributing…

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Organic vs. Organic Compliant: Win-Win for Food Industry and Health-Minded Consumers Organic vs. Organic Compliant: Win-Win for Food Industry and Health-Minded Consumers

Written by Emily Boge, Univar Solutions Application Development Specialist for Food Ingredients

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Back to the Basics: Types of Emulsifiers and Their Applications Back to the Basics: Types of Emulsifiers and Their Applications

Written by Hopeton Watson, Application Development Specialist for Univar Solutions Food Ingredients

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The CBD Trend The CBD Trend

Written by Bo Li, Application Development Specialist for Univar Solutions Food Ingredients

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Beauty Trends – Hair Remedy Regimens Beauty Trends – Hair Remedy Regimens

Recently, our lab experts have been taking note of the growing trend of consumers desiring a multi-step hair care regimen that focuses on hair…

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Beauty Trends - Helping You Stay Current with New Year’s Resolutions Beauty Trends - Helping You Stay Current with New Year’s Resolutions

As we venture into the new year, many will embark on new beginnings and optimistic resolutions—that we seldom manage to keep. Some of the top…

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Improved Formula for Manufacturer of Skincare Products Improved Formula for Manufacturer of Skincare Products

A manufacturer of specialty skincare products wanted to develop a biphasic makeup remover that would provide consumers with a gentle but effective…

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A New Chapter: Bringing the Latest Beauty Trends to You A New Chapter: Bringing the Latest Beauty Trends to You

At the Univar Solutions Lab our entire team is committed to bringing the latest trends and technologies to the forefront.  And, we find excitement…

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Oxybenzone-free Sun Protection: Five of the Safest and Most Effective SPFs Oxybenzone-free Sun Protection: Five of the Safest and Most Effective SPFs

Oxybenzone, or benzonephenone-3, is one of the most common chemical filters found in commercial sunscreens. It forms colorless crystals that…

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Urban Defense Beauty Solutions: Protect Your Skin from Hidden Aggressors Urban Defense Beauty Solutions: Protect Your Skin from Hidden Aggressors

With the skin being the first barrier against external attacks, it’s only natural it is susceptible to damage. On a daily basis, our skin is…

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Boost Your Hair Products to Defend Against Urban Stress Boost Your Hair Products to Defend Against Urban Stress

When juggling the demands of a busy lifestyle, it’s easy to see how city life and daily activities can take a toll on the look and feel of…

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