Welcome to Univar Specialty Consumables

With over 140 years experience within distribution and manufacturing we're here to earn customers for life.

We specialise in process improvements that help your business find the right solution. Over the years we have forged long lasting relationships with world class suppliers and customers to provide high quality consumables, tools and equipment. With an outstanding service record and tailored delivery options we supply the products you need, when you need them.

We are key channel partners for brands like MOLYKOTE, Dow and 3M. These relationships mean we can provide your business with expertise in a wide range of applications to ensure you are always using the right product for the job

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OFFICIAL PARTNERS

We are UK distributors of SAFECHEM. Supplying The SAFETAINER® System and Service Elements.

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Our Accreditations

At Univar we pride ourselves on achieving operational greatness to offer the best service possible to our customers. We constantly work to the highest standards and set the bar for quality and service.

The Univar Specialty Consumables company management system complies with BS EN ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 and covers the following sites for the sourcing, procurement and supply of silicones, lubricants and industrial consumable products for the UK and export markets including the use of in-house storage and distribution facilities. - USC House, Tame Park, Vanguard, Wilnecote, Tamworth, Staffordshire B77 5DY; for both ISO 9001 & 14401

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