Brampton distributor Stochem Inc. has been bought by rival Univar Canada Ltd. of Richmond, British Columbia.
Stochem represents several plastics, additives and pigments suppliers to the compounding industry. Univar finalized the purchase Sept. 4.
Univar is the new name for the former Vopak businesses. Royal Vopak of Amsterdam split its chemical distribution business off its logistics and tank storage businesses and named the distribution business Univar NV in July. Vopak Canada Ltd. then became Univar Canada Ltd.
Stochem is a separate unit of Vopak Canada.