06/12/2012

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Univar to distribute BASF additives and polymers in Turkey

The agreement includes over forty well-known BASF products such as Irganox and Sicopal, which help to enhance the performance, look, and feel of finished plastics goods. All the additives and polymers included in the agreement have applications in a wide variety of industries including the automotive, agriculture, textiles, and building and construction sectors. The agreement does not include additives or polymers associated with the artificial leather industry. Another product included in the agreement is optical brightener Tinopal OB, which can be used in all natural and pigmented polyolefins, styrenics, and polycarbonates to improve colour, enhance brilliancy, or to mask the yellowness of plastic articles. Applications include kitchen utensils, decorative sheets, photo papers, white boards, and wallpapers, among others. Turkey is an important market for Univar; its population of more than 77 million people and its strong economic growth present significant opportunities for the business. The Turkish plastics industry grew by 15 % in 2011 and 17 % in 2010, and growth forecast to reach 10 % in 2012.

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