Global speciality chemical and ingredient company Univar Solutions has entered an agreement to become the main distributor of Sasol’s alcohol and surfactant products in the USA and Canada.

Illinois-headquartered Univar Solutions announced the agreement on 1 February, which expanded the company’s portfolio to include Sasol’s ALFOL alcohols and ALFONIC, Novel and SAFOL surfactants for the home care and industrial cleaning, personal care, coatings, agriculture and energy markets.

“Sasol's expansive alcohol and surfactant portfolio fits well with our vertical market focused approach. Together we can offer unique, tailor-made solutions,” Univar Solutions vice president of product marketing management Brian Jurcak said.

“Through Univar Solutions, we will gain packaging and shipping efficiencies that will help us reduce both plastic use and fuel consumption,” Sasol's director of marketing and sales (global alcohols and US surfactants) Victoria Stolarski said.

South Africa-based Sasol Chemicals offers a portfolio of speciality chemicals for a wide range of applications and industries and is active in the Americas, Eurasia, southern Africa and 22 other countries.