Univar Solutions partners with Dow to distribute silicone based defoamers

Downers Grove, IL – Univar Solutions Inc. announced an agreement with Dow to distribute its line of silicone based defoamers DOWSIL™ and XIAMETER™ for agrochemical applications in Mexico. The expanded agreement further solidifies Univar Solutions’ ability to provide a broad range of industry-leading products, solutions and expertise for its agrochemical industry customers.

“At Univar Solutions, we pride ourselves on building long-lasting, productive relationships with premier suppliers. Partnering with a best-in-class organization like Dow demonstrates how we continually and strategically collaborate to bring innovation to the Mexican agricultural market, ultimately supporting Mexican growers,” said Jorge Buckup, president, Latin America, for Univar Solutions. “With this agreement, we are well-positioned to provide customers new solutions and efficiencies to enhance their crop businesses.”

For the agriculture and crop protection industries, excessive foaming can cause processing vessels to overflow, interfering with packaging and damaging materials or equipment and potentially impacting capacity, production efficiency and increasing time. As a result, higher maintenance costs and larger, more expensive equipment can sometimes be necessary to manage the excess foam. DOWSIL™ and XIAMETER™ Silicone Foam Control Agents from Dow have low surface tension for effective foam control in a variety of foaming media and act as both antifoams and defoamers, providing effective and efficient solutions for agrochemical customers experiencing these challenges.

Patricia Augusto, Latin America marketing manager at Dow, added, “We are pleased to expand our successful partnership with Univar Solutions in Mexico. As we identify agrochemical customers who may benefit from advanced antifoam products, together we can offer our unique technologies and solutions and help deliver greater value through enhanced efficiency and product performance.”

Antifoams and defoamers for crop protection are available from Univar Solutions as fluids, compounds, emulsions, and powders and can be used in both aqueous and non-aqueous agrochemical systems.