Brenntag North America to Distribute Textron Natural Oils from Spain

July 2, 2009-Granollers, Spain - GP Textron Inc, Granollers, Spain has awarded North America distribution of their natural oils to Brenntag North America, headquartered in Reading, PA. Textron, manufacturer of a wide variety of oils including almond, olive, sunflower, safflower, argan, avocado, grapeseed, and hazelnut, is expanding their reach into the U.S. with the help of Brenntag, nationally positioned distributor of fine chemicals into the personal care, food and nutraceutical markets.

Textron, established in 1982, manufacturer of high quality refined, virgin and organic oils, operates two manufacturing sites in Spain, one dedicated to organic certified oils. In addition, they have created specialty lines of formulated oils: EVOIL® SPA for massage and EVOIL® Actives for hair, face and body.

The trend in these industries is towards natural, vegetable based oils replacing petroleum and animal derived products. Textron products are well positioned to take advantage of this trend and their expansive product line allows for a variety of solutions to customer reformulation.

Brenntag’s personal care applications laboratory has incorporated Textron oils in prototypes highlighting the advantages of Textron oils including squalane, an olive derived lipid found in human sebum and a natural emollient which is highly stable, colorless and odorless. The lab, opened in 2008 in South Plainfield, NJ, provides technical support and formulation assistance for customers.

Brenntag North America, part of Brenntag Group, operates 115 sites and employs 3,500 people.

Brenntag, the global leader in chemical distribution, recorded global 2008 sales of EUR 7.4 billion (USD 10.8 billion). Today the company operates in excess of 300 locations with more than 11,000 people in 64 countries. In keeping with the company’s strong position in world markets, Brenntag is committed to providing value to its customers and suppliers through superior supply chain logistics, single sourcing, technical assistance and other value added services. Brenntag offers an unrivalled, extensive and state-of-the-art distribution network for industrial and specialty chemicals to its suppliers and customers alike throughout the world.

For additional information, contact Lope Llamazares, USA Country Manager at (Spain) or Michele Margherita, Marketing Director - Specialties, Brenntag North America at (U.S.)