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Univar Solutions Expands Distribution Agreement with Tata Chemicals Ltd for Digestive Health Ingredients

June 24, 2021 GMT
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Univar Solutions Expands Distribution Agreement with Tata Chemicals Ltd for Digestive Health Ingredients
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Univar Solutions Expands Distribution Agreement with Tata Chemicals Ltd for Digestive Health Ingredients

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., June 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Univar Solutions Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) (“Univar Solutions” or “the Company”), a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services, today announced an expanded distribution agreement with Tata Chemicals Ltd. The agreement builds on the companies’ existing relationship in Canada and appoints Univar Solutions as the exclusive distributor of Tata’s range of prebiotic dietary fibers - FOSSENCE® and GOSSENCE® across the Eastern and Central United States.

The addition of FOSSENCE® and GOSSENCE®, which are produced using Tata Chemicals’ proprietary in-house developed fermentation technology, to Univar Solutions’ industry-leading specialty ingredients portfolio, provides food and nutraceutical manufacturers in the United States with additional options to help them meet evolving health, wellness and nutritional trends.

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“We are thrilled to expand our relationship with Tata Chemicals to provide exclusive access to their digestive health and functional ingredients for the fast-growing food and nutraceutical industries,” said Matthew Ottaway, senior vice president of consumer solutions at Univar Solutions. “By combining Tata’s patented bio-fermentation process and commitment to sustainable manufacturing with Univar Solutions’ technical expertise and market reach, customers will experience outstanding value through innovative, wellness-inspired solutions and new product development opportunities for years to come.”

The Nutrition Sciences division of Tata Chemicals Ltd., under the brand Tata NQ, produces prebiotic dietary fibers designed to help promote the growth of a healthy microbiome, and offers additional formulation benefits including assistance with sugar reduction. These digestive health ingredients are used in a wide range of applications including dietary supplements; functional foods (bakery, dairy, snack foods); nutraceuticals; confectionaries; pet food; and other nutritional solutions.

“North America is a focus market for us and we are confident that our partnership with Univar Solutions will help provide our customers with quicker access, shorter lead times and exceptional customer service.” said Venkatadri Ranganathan, COO, Nutrition Sciences Business, Tata Chemicals Ltd. “Our portfolio of science backed ingredients manufactured using our patented whole-cell fermentation technology provides options to help address the needs of the health-conscious, hyperaware customers of today. We are sure that Univar Solutions would be a great partner and will add to our 80+ year old global legacy and values synonymous with the Tata Group.” For more information visit tatanq.com.

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About Univar Solutions
Univar Solutions (NYSE: UNVR) is a leading global specialty chemical and ingredient distributor representing a premier portfolio from the world’s leading producers. With the industry’s largest private transportation fleet and North American sales force, unparalleled logistics know-how, deep market and regulatory knowledge, world-class formulation 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. Univar Solutions is committed to helping customers and suppliers innovate and grow together. Learn more at UnivarSolutions.com and https://discover.univarsolutions.com/suppliers/tata-nq/prebiotic-fiber-solutions/

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