Univar Solutions Inc., a chemical and ingredient distributor, has been appointed as distributor of Cabot Corporation’s specialty carbon black products for the plastics and batteries markets in Brazil. The agreement builds on the companies’ existing relationship and will provide customers with innovative materials and solutions that help improve sustainability and product performance.

“The addition of Cabot’s specialty carbon black products to our expansive product portfolio allows us to better serve those looking to innovate, grow and differentiate their business,” said Jorge Buckup, president of Latin America for Univar Solutions.

Cabot’s specialty carbon black products are designed for multiple applications in the automotive market, including helping improve the efficiency, durability, performance and lifetime of hybrid and electric vehicle batteries.

“This partnership with Univar Solutions will provide more customers in Brazil access to Cabot’s product development, technical support and manufacturing experience in specialty carbon black materials for a variety of applications,” said Bill Masterson, vice president and regional business director, Performance Additives, Cabot Corporation. “Expanding our distribution agreement with Univar Solutions will help us meet the growing demand for our specialty carbon black products while providing customers with innovative products and expertise to help advance performance in their end use applications.”