ABITEC Corporation and UNIVAR Canada Announce Specialty Lipid Distribution Agreement


US ingredients conglomerate announces new partnership to distribute specialty lipids into the pharmaceutical and nutritional markets in Canada.

ABITEC Corporation has executed a multi-year agreement with distribution partner UNIVAR to promote and sell its specialty lipid products into the Canadian market. The arrangement will strengthen the UNIVAR portfolio and ABITEC’s presence in this key market.  The two companies aim to fulfill innovation and customer demand for ABITEC’s functional lipid products by offering unique and differentiated ingredient solutions.

“We are excited to partner with ABITEC and further enhance our portfolio of highly-functional ingredients for the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries,” said Willy St. Cyr, Vice President, Product and Industry Development at Univar, adding “ABITEC’s superior product portfolio, coupled with Univar’s technical expertise, will help to provide next generation solutions to our customers for the most complex formulating challenges of today.”  

Dr. John Tillotson, Technical Business Director at ABITEC, comments “ABITEC is pleased to embark on this partnership with UNIVAR to market and distribute ABITEC’s highly-functional line of pharmaceutical and nutraceutical excipients throughout Canada.  UNIVAR has a long-standing reputation for their strong capabilities in the technical distribution of highly-functional products in the market, and this relationship offers strong support for ABITEC’s business and growth in Canada.”

ABITEC’s specialty lipids include CAPMUL®, CAPTEX®, CAPROL®, ACCONON®, STEROTEX®, NUTRI SPERSE®, HYRDO-KOTE® and PURECO® and can be used for a variety of applications, including pharmaceutical, nutritional and cosmetic products, as well as in the manufacturing of foams, creams, ointments and lotions.

For further information, please contact:

Amanda Coulter, Manager: Marketing Research and Communications

614-429-6453 | [email protected]