Univar Solutions to Hold “Innovation Day” Highlighting Technical Solutions and Global Solution Centers

June 22 virtual event offers inside look at how Univar Solutions provides ingredients, innovation and human ingenuity to advance product development

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., June 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Univar Solutions Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) (“Univar Solutions” or “the Company”), a leading global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added specialty services, will host “Innovation Day” on June 22. This daylong virtual event will showcase the Company’s global suite of lab and technical capabilities, industry, application and specialty ingredient formulation expertise, and the depth and breadth of human ingenuity found across its global network of Solution Centers. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact directly with the chemists, food scientists, chefs and technical teams that work every day on their behalf to bring innovation to the forefront of product development and advancement.

Featuring the Company’s formulation labs, development kitchens and R&D centers in Chicago, Essen, Houston, Mexico City, Paris and São Paulo, Innovation Day will broadcast sessions on formulating plant-based dairy and protein food and beverages, natural and sustainable beauty products, high-performing and next-generation adhesives, and much more. Offering sessions in English, Brazilian Portuguese and Spanish, the virtual event allows participants to attend the sessions most relevant to them – live or on-demand.  

“Innovation Day gives our global customers and suppliers the opportunity to peek inside our network of global Solution Centers, getting a firsthand look at the innovative work done across every industry and geography we serve,” said Nick Powell, president of Ingredients and Specialties and president, Europe, Middle East and Africa and Asia Pacific, at Univar Solutions. “Every day, our chemists and food scientists leverage the latest technology, specialty ingredients and techniques that deliver on-trend, in-demand products. Innovation Day attendees will see how our global teams collaborate to solve technical challenges, working together to advance innovation across markets and formulate for the future.” 

By leveraging what each Solution Center does in one region or industry and applying it to another, Univar Solutions seeks to help customers and suppliers save time, streamline efforts and formulate next-generation products. Through a hub-and-spoke model, each Solution Center is connected to the other, offering an impressive level of collaboration, innovation and customer and supplier support. Univar Solutions is also committed to creating a cleaner, safer and more sustainable world through sustainable sourcing of ingredients when it comes to formulations.

“As a premier specialty ingredient company with deep technical expertise, Univar Solutions is far more than just a distributor – we’re a trusted, valuable partner that helps connect formulators and markets to the molecules, chemistry and innovations that help their businesses succeed,” said Dr. Andrew Mint, director of global solution centers at Univar Solutions. “We want Innovation Day attendees to experience the multidisciplinary technical expertise, creativity and human ingenuity that are at the heart of innovation – and hear from the scientists behind our labs that are bringing innovation to the forefront and solving the challenges of tomorrow.”

Registration for Innovation Day is complimentary and now open at https://www.univarsolutions.com/innovation-day.

About Univar Solutions

Univar Solutions (NYSE: UNVR) is a leading global commodity and specialty chemical and ingredient distributor representing a premier portfolio from the world’s leading producers. With the industry’s largest private transportation fleet and technical sales force, unparalleled logistics know-how, deep market and regulatory knowledge, 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. While fulfilling its purpose to help keep communities healthy, fed, clean and safe, Univar Solutions is committed to helping customers and suppliers innovate and focus on Growing Together. Learn more at univarsolutions.com.

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