EMEA B.V. Extends Dow Wolff Cellulosics Distribution Agreement to Include Central-Eastern Europe and Turkey EMEA B.V. Extends Dow Wolff Cellulosics Distribution Agreement
  to Include Central-Eastern Europe and Turkey

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MAASTRICHT, Netherlands -- December 13, 2012 (“ChemPoint”), one of the leading technology-enabled
distributors of fine and specialty chemicals, and Dow Wolff Cellulosics, a
division of The Dow Chemical Company, announced today that their distribution
agreement for POLYOX^TM Water Soluble Resins has been expanded to include
Central-Eastern Europe and Turkey. As of October 1, ChemPoint manages order
placement and fulfillment, and will also provide technical assistance and
support. ChemPoint is a major distributor of POLYOX^TM in Europe and Turkey
for select industrial applications.

“ChemPoint has been a trusted and valuable partner with the POLYOX™ product
line for many years. We’re excited to expand our relationship with ChemPoint,
allowing us to more effectively service our geographically-diverse customers,
markets, and opportunities in Eastern Europe,” explained Jennifer Casazza,
Global Strategic Marketing Leader, Industrial Solutions for Dow Wolff

POLYOX^TM Water Soluble Resins are nonionic, water-soluble poly (ethylene
oxide) polymers. With very high molecular weights, they are viscoelastic,
which facilitates their aqueous solutions to reduce potential spattering and
misting. POLYOX^TM resins deliver excellent binding, thickening, lubricity,
water retention, and film-formation performance for pharmaceuticals, personal
care and cleaning products, mining, building materials, paper, and many more
specialty applications.

“We are delighted that Dow Wolff Cellulosics has chosen to extend our
partnership for POLYOX™ Water Soluble Resins. This expansion is a testament to
the distinctive market development and technical sales capabilities ChemPoint
brings to Dow Wolff Cellulosics and the POLYOX™ line,” says Dennis Schmeits,
ChemPoint’s EMEA Regional Business Director. “We look forward to further
strengthening our strategic partnership with Dow Wolff Cellulosics in the

Dow Wolff Cellulosics also selected ChemPoint as the primary distributor of
its ANTISOL™ Polyanionic Cellulose (PAC) Polymers for water-drilling
applications in Western Europe earlier this year.

ChemPoint is a preferred distributor of more than 150 product lines, to more
than 11,000 customers worldwide.

To purchase material, please contact ChemPoint via telephone: +800-2436-7647,
fax: +31-43-711-0282, e-mail:, or online:

Prospective customers can request samples and receive immediate technical
support by calling: +800-2436-7647, or by e-mailing:


As the leading technology-driven distributor of specialty and fine chemicals
in EMEA, North America, and APAC, engages in exclusive product
line relationships with premier manufacturers. From its European, Asian, and
North American interaction centers, ChemPoint ( provides its
suppliers with marketing, sales, customer service, and order fulfillment
solutions for their targeted customer segments. ChemPoint is a Univar company.
With a network of more than 260 distribution facilities globally, Univar
( is a world leader in chemical distribution.

About Dow Wolff Cellulosics

Dow Wolff Cellulosics is a global leader and pioneer in Cellulose Ethers and
preferred development partner for manufacturers and suppliers in the food and
pharmaceutical markets, and in other industrial specialty applications. It
supplies high-performance, cellulose-based products and formulation know-how
to help customers innovate and differentiate in highly-regulated markets.
Cellulosics and their derivatives are produced from renewable raw materials,
mainly wood pulp and cotton, sourced primarily from suppliers that implement
certified sustainable forestry practices. Ranging from healthier food
ingredients and formulations, to enhanced pharmaceutical delivery, most
products containing Cellulosics help to make improvements in the daily lives
of billions of people. Dow Wolff Cellulosics is a business unit of The Dow
Chemical Company, employing 1,200 people across more than nine sites and 15
assets, with six cGMP's, serving customers in around 160 countries. More
details can be found at

About The Dow Chemical Company

Dow combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what
is essential to human progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation
with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world's most
challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy
generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's
diversified industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced
materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of
technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 160
countries and in high growth sectors such as electronics, water, energy,
coatings and agriculture. In 2011, Dow had annual sales of $60 billion and
employed approximately 52,000 people worldwide. The Company’s more than 5,000
products are manufactured at 197 sites in 36 countries across the globe.
References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its
consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information
about Dow can be found at

Jennifer Favre, Communications Analyst, 800-485-9569, ext. 8517
Fax: 425-378-8579
Dow Wolff Cellulosics
Nathalie Knabe, Global Communications Leader, +49-89-85836095
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