Univar Solutions and Arylessence Announce New Exclusive Distribution Agreement in the United States and Canada

Agreement includes fragrances compliant with the U.S. EPA Safer Choice program for more environmentally preferred "green" cleaning formulations.

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Univar Solutions Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) ("Univar Solutions" or "the Company"), a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services, announced today an agreement with Arylessence, Inc. ("Arylessence") to distribute Arylessence fragrances for selected product formats in the United States and Canada. The fragrance products expand Univar Solutions' portfolio of homecare and industrial cleaning (HIC) chemistries from premier specialty ingredients suppliers across the globe.

Univar Solutions and Arylessence Announce New Exclusive Distribution Agreement in the United States and Canada

"We are extremely pleased to partner with Arylessence and appreciate the trust they have placed in Univar Solutions and our dedicated homecare and industrial cleaning solutions team," said Aaron Lee, business director of homecare and industrial cleaning for Univar Solutions. "As a leading distributor of specialty chemicals in the HIC industry, we know that more environmentally preferred fragrances and sensory experiences are a significant part of a brand's essence. The addition of this Arylessence line of fragrances to our extensive portfolio will help provide our customers across the United States and Canada with a full-service, one-stop-shop experience."

This collaboration features Arylessence fragrances that are tested and approved for use in a variety of products for household, industrial, and hospitality cleaning, with uses ranging from dish soaps and detergents to air fresheners and car washes.

"Arylessence and Univar Solutions are customer solutions-oriented companies. Their portfolio and sensory strategy align with our strategy to expand our solutions for homecare and industrial cleaning manufacturers by partnering with leading suppliers dedicated to innovation, quality, and applications expertise," said Bill Perry, senior product manager of HIC for Univar Solutions. "We look forward to this new addition to our best-in-class portfolio, as well as leveraging our geographic reach, sales, service, and technical formulation capabilities, helping accelerate and grow our businesses together."

As part of the agreement, Univar Solutions will also carry a full line of Arylessence fragrances, which are compliant with the U.S. EPA Safer Choice program that supports consumer desire for environmentally preferred "green" cleaning formulations.

"Fragrance is a key differentiator for brands. We are built on the principles of people, resources, and support to help grow brands and the long-term success of businesses. We are excited to begin this new, unique partnership with Univar Solutions as our sole distributor of Arylessence Signature Fragrances for the homecare and industrial cleaning market. We expect even more customers will experience value and growth with the effective, safe, and innovative fragrance solutions for cleaning applications offered through our collaboration," said Geoff Gotsch, sales director for Arylessence.

About Univar Solutions
Univar Solutions (NYSE: UNVR) is a leading global specialty chemical and ingredient distributor representing a premier portfolio from the world's leading producers. With the industry's largest private transportation fleet and North American sales force, unparalleled logistics know-how, deep market and regulatory knowledge, world-class formulation and recipe development, and leading digital tools the company is well-positioned to offer tailored solutions and value-added services to a wide range of markets, industries, and applications. Univar Solutions is committed to helping customers and suppliers innovate and grow together. Learn more at UnivarSolutions.com.

About Arylessence
Arylessence, Inc. is an industry leading fragrance and flavor manufacturer in Marietta, Georgia. Their commitment to ensuring socially and environmentally responsible practices, including sourcing of ingredients and fragrances, helped lead them to seek SQF's Ethical Sourcing Certification in 2015.  Arylessence is committed to responsible practices and believes Ethical Sourcing is a key component in responsible production worldwide.

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