Canadian Manufacturing

Gelymar appoints Univar Solutions as distributor in US and Canada

The agreement between Univar Solutions and Gelymar covers a wide range of products including the Carra™Lact, Carra™Gel, and Carra™Sol lines.

December 18, 2020  by CM Staff

Gelymar Appoints Univar Solutions as Exclusive Distributor of Carrageenans in the United States and Canada

DOWNERS GROVE — Univar Solutions Inc., a chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services, announced on Dec. 18, an agreement with Gelymar to distribute a portfolio of carrageenan products into the food and pharmaceutical industries in the United States and Canada. The Gelymar product range expands Univar Solutions’ offering of texturizing solutions across North America.

The agreement between Univar Solutions and Gelymar covers a wide range of products including the Carra™Lact, Carra™Gel, and Carra™Sol lines. Carrageenan products are used in food manufacturing to help improve texture, suspension, stability, gelling, mouthfeel, smoothness, and thickening.

“We are excited to bring Gelymar’s extensive range of carrageenans to markets in North America and expanding as well as rounding out our portfolio of texturizing solutions. We believe the functionality and value proposition of their unique Kappa II and Lambda carrageenans will help meet the needs of our food and dairy customers,” said Kevin Hack, vice president of global food ingredients at Univar Solutions. “The Gelymar products in this exclusive agreement are synergistic with our current range of textural ingredient offerings and we look forward to helping expand Gelymar’s reach and bringing the distinctive value of these products to customers across the United States and Canada.”

Andrés Hohlberg, CEO of Gelymar, added, “This exclusive partnership with Univar Solutions is a tremendous opportunity to expand our high-value and unique carrageenan solutions that we have marketed for decades.”

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