USA – Leading manufacturer of specialty chemicals, Solenis has signed a global partnership agreement with Diversey for the distribution of its complete portfolio of water and process treatment chemicals to the food and beverage industry.

Solenis produces specialty chemicals for water-intensive industries, including the pulp, paper, oil and gas, petroleum refining, chemical processing, mining, biorefining, power and municipal markets.

The company’s product portfolio includes a broad array of process, functional and water treatment chemistries as well as state-of-the-art monitoring and control systems.

These technologies are used by customers to improve operational efficiencies, enhance product quality, protect plant assets and minimize environmental impact.

With the partnership, Solenis will now be able to take advantage of Diversey’s established global footprint and status as world leader in the hygiene, cleaning and infection prevention industry to expand its own market reach.

In a statement, Diversey said that as a result of the partnership its commercial team will also bring on board Solenis’ speciality chemical, broadening the company’s service offering to customers.

 “The combination of Solenis’ extensive portfolio of water treatment chemistries, equipment and technical expertise with Diversey’s cleaning and sanitation solutions, in addition to the channel to market they offer, will be a great asset to the food and beverage industry,” said John Panichella, Chief Executive Officer, Solenis.

“We look forward to strengthening our commitment and providing value through a holistic approach to our food and beverage customers globally.”

This new partnership has come to fruition at a time when Diversey is reflecting on its mission to continue to create enhanced value for customers in line with its recently launched corporate strategy.

“It represents an important step in delivering solutions that ensure their processes are operationally efficient, sustainable and – along with their products – hygienically safe.” said Ruud Verheul, Global President, Food & Beverage Division, Diversey.

“The combination of our local expertise across the globe and Solenis’ global manufacturing footprint and technical support, means we will be able to offer customers an unmatched level of service,” Verheul added.

Early last month, Diversey announced the acquisition of SaneChem, a Polish-based supplier of specialist hygiene solutions for the Food and Beverage (F&B) industry.

The Hygiene company said that the acquisition will cement its market-leading position in the domestic Polish market while reinforcing the company’s growth plans for Eastern Europe in its core F&B sectors of Brewing, Beverage, Processed Food, Dairy, Agriculture and Pharmaceuticals.

Later, in February, Diversey’s Deosan Agriculture hygiene brand, together with Promar International launched a global initiative to recognise positive innovations of the Dairy community that are collectively shaping the future of the industry.

Alison Cox, Agricultural Global Application Specialist at Diversey says through the initiative, the companies are looking for dairy applicants who are excelling through improvements to the efficiency, quality or sustainability of their business.

Applications can be made by visiting from early February to the end of August 2021 while judging will take place in September with five finalists selected.

The overall winner will be announced in October and will receive a US$10,000 prize.

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