GEMTEK® Announces Distribution Agreement with Univar for Its Environmentally-Safe Biobased Chemicals

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GEMTEK Products, a manufacturer of environmentally-safe industrial chemicals, announced that it has signed an exclusive agreement with Univar to distribute its SAFE CARE products in the Middle East, Scandinavia and parts of Africa. Univar will promote innovative biobased technology utilized in the oil and gas industry.

GEMTEK® Products, LLC, a leading manufacturer of industrial cleaners, solvents and specialty chemical derived from renewable biobased ingredients, announces an agreement with Univar to become its exclusive distributor of its SAFE CARE® products in the Middle East, Scandinavia and parts of Africa. Those countries include the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Iraq, Bahrain, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Demark, Egypt, Mozambique and Angola. Univar introduced several of the SAFE CARE® surfactants, solvents and specialty products used for demulsification, soil remediation, tank cleaning and oil spill clean up at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) in November 2014.

Comprised of plant-based materials, SAFE CARE® products contain alcohols, fatty acids, esters, wax esters, saponifiers, chelators, enzymes and other fractions from soy, corn, palm kernel, potato, peanut, safflower, sunflower, Canola, and cotton seed. The surfactants created by GEMTEK® consist of long-chain molecules, which create colloidal micelle cleaning action. Micelles allow petroleum hydrocarbons to lift from the cleaning surface without causing surface damage thereby reducing lifecycle maintenance costs.

“GEMTEK® is delighted to have Univar as its distribution partner in the Middle East and beyond where its focus will be the petroleum and transportation industries,” said Mr. Kim Kristoff, President of GEMTEK® Products. “With their (Univar) leadership and commitment to promoting biobased products, we’ll strive together to expand the use of naturally-derived, high-performance, sustainable chemicals products throughout the petroleum and transporation industries.”

About GEMTEK Products

Going into its third decade as a pioneer in the biobased chemical industry, GEMTEK® Products continues to dedicate itself to the research, development and production of non-toxic, environmentally-safe cleaners, degreasers, solvents, lubricants and specialty chemicals. Since 1992, GEMTEK® has seen a global transformation that continues to move away from petroleum or synthetic-based chemistry in favor of renewable, plant-based products. Headquartered in Phoenix, AZ, GEMTEK enjoys worldwide distribution through its dedicated micro-blending/distribution partners. For more information, visit:

About Univar

Founded in 1924, Univar is a leading global chemical distributor of industrial and specialty chemicals and related chemistry services. Univar sources from over 8,800 producers worldwide and provides its customer base, made up of 133,000 customers, with a full portfoloio of specialty products. Univar operates a network of over 700 distribution facilities through North American, Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, and Latin American with additional sales offices located in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. For more information, visit:

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