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Univar works with Solvay in Brazil

Univar Solutions has reached an agreement to serve as Solvay’s first distribution partner for the agrochemical market in Brazil. This covers agrochemical defensives, adjuvants and fertilisers. It is the first time Solvay has named a distributor for this market in the country.

Univar will provide technical and logistical support, tolling services and chemicals and ingredients throughout Brazil, which is one of the most important markets in the world. Through its Solution Centre, its scientists will also help customers to address formulation demands and work in newer technology niches, including biopesticides.

Also in August, Univar began construction on a custom-designed, SAP-ready facility in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada. This is due to open in 1H 2023 and will feature larger chemical and ingredient storage, plus rail capacity, a whole-site tank telemetry system for real-time product inventory, and blending rooms designed specifically for solvents, corrosives and oxidisers.

The company said that this aligns with its target of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. The facility, it added, will offer “energy-efficient technology and compliance through the latest emission standards, as well as innovative logistic and storage strengths,” it said.

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