DuPont Chemical Solutions Enterprise chooses ChemPoint.com as national distributor

DuPont Chemical Solutions Enterprise announced today that ChemPoint will become a national distributor for one of its major cleaning and descaling products, Glycolic Acid 70% Technical Grade. Glycolic Acid (also known as hydroxyacetic acid) Technical Grade is an effective cleaning and descaling agent used in household and industrial cleaning solutions and surface preparation for painting and plating...

Website to sell major cleaning, descaling product.

WILMINGTON, DE, Sept. 13, 2006 -- DuPont Chemical Solutions Enterprise announced today that ChemPoint will become a national distributor for one of its major cleaning and descaling products, Glycolic Acid 70% Technical Grade. Glycolic Acid (also known as hydroxyacetic acid) Technical Grade is an effective cleaning and descaling agent used in household and industrial cleaning solutions and surface preparation for painting and plating. Glycolic Acid is part of a growing product selection available through ChemPoint, which also distributes Tyzor® Titanates and DryFilms Dispersions.

DuPont's Clean and Disinfect Team selected ChemPoint for distribution privileges in the United States because of their track record for achieving targeted growth and for their outstanding reputation in the chemical solutions industry. The deal was effective Sept. 1.

"ChemPoint has the resources, technical selling prowess, and customer base to successfully sell and support our technical grade of glycolic acid," said DuPont Clean and Disinfect Global Business Leader Min Chao. "DuPont has high expectations for the distribution of Glycolic Acid 70% Technical Grade through ChemPoint. We are eager to pursue a greater share of the cleaning and disinfecting chemical product market and to better serve our customers through ChemPoint's focused selling practices and commitment to the industry."

The chief application of Glycolic Acid in household, institutional, and industrial products is to clean and descale; Glycolic Acid 70% Technical Grade is primarily used in the removal of calcium, lime, and other hard water scales. Compared to other acids used in similar applications, Glycolic Acid features additional advantages such as ease of formulation, biodegradability, and low toxicity (providing for relatively safe use and handling). Glycolic Acid has a unique effect with respect to scale removal, because it readily attacks both carbonate and silicate scales, whereas many other products are better on one or the other. Glycolic Acid has also been successfully used in formulations for pre-paint treatments on automobiles and other metal surfaces, in the electronics industry for surface pretreatment cleaning, for concrete removal from construction equipment and hand tools, for industrial water system treatments, and for a number of other applications.

"We are proud to add DuPont Glycolic Acid 70% Technical Grade to our exclusive offering of DuPont chemical solutions," said Steve Block, Vice President Marketing & Sales at ChemPoint. "Our relationship with this industry leader continues to expand because our unique marketing and sales model has proven to be efficient and effective."

ChemPoint.com (www.chempoint.com) is the leading "e-distributor" of specialty and fine chemicals in North America, working in exclusive relationships for specific product lines with premier manufacturers. Based in Bellevue, Wash., ChemPoint provides its suppliers with marketing, sales, customer service and order fulfillment for targeted customer segments. ChemPoint is a fully-owned subsidiary of Univar (Euronext Amsterdam: UNIVR), a global leader in chemical distribution.

Founded in 1802, DuPont (www.dupont.com) puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 70 countries, it offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture, nutrition, electronics, communications, safety and protection, home and construction, transportation, and apparel.

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