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With the increasing need for convenient cosmetic and skin care solutions, the Personal Care team at Vertellus is launching the “World of Sticks” concept to introduce touchless solutions for consumers.

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Vertellus Announces Price Increase for Beta Picoline

Vertellus LLC, a leading specialty chemicals company, today announced a price increase for Beta Picoline. Effective March 25th, Vertellus is initiating a 20-25% price increase for Beta Picoline for non-contract customers or as existing contracts allow.

About Vertellus:

The VERTELLUS* group of companies manufactures fine and specialty chemicals used in diverse applications, processes and market sectors, including agriculture, life sciences, industrial specialties, nutrition, personal care and plastics. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana (USA), near several of the world’s leading research universities, Vertellus benefits from a technically advanced global manufacturing base. The company employs more than 800 employees and maintains facilities in the U.S., United Kingdom, India and China.

* Indicates a trademark owned by Vertellus Holdings LLC, registered in the US and elsewhere.

Media Contact:

Dana Lembcke

dlembcke@vertellus.com

Vertellus Expands North American Anhydrides Capabilities with Acquisition of Bercen Chemicals

Vertellus announced today that it has acquired Bercen Chemicals, a leading US supplier of alkyl succinic anhydrides and additives used in the fuel, lubricant, and paper industries.

“This acquisition expands the range of products that Vertellus is able to offer to the North American market” said Jim Elliott, General Manager of Vertellus’ Anhydrides & Specialties business. “The acquisition also provides us with a strong foundation to better serve the global fuel and lubricant additives market.”

This acquisition is extremely complementary with Vertellus’ current capabilities and the combined business is better positioned to service global customers. Bercen’s gulf coast location with rail access supports the growing fuel and lube additive market in North America. Pilot facilities will also support the scale-up of new technology, with blending capabilities in Singapore providing a platform to support the growing Asian market.

About Bercen Chemicals

Founded in 1958, Bercen – a division of Cranston Print Works, has provided customers with high quality chemical solutions for more than 60 years. Based in Denham Springs, Louisiana, Bercen supplies maleic anhydride derivatives for paper sizing and other industrial applications.

About Vertellus

Vertellus is a leading provider of specialty chemicals for the agriculture, nutrition, pharmaceutical, fine chemicals, medical, personal care, plastics, coatings and other industrial markets. Our products are in the things you use every day – toothpaste, deodorants, vitamins, pharmaceuticals, detergents, plastics, adhesives, inks, tires and more. Vertellus has more than 800 employees and 10 manufacturing plants around the world, including in the US, Europe, China and India. Learn more at www.vertellus.com

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Vertellus

Jim Elliott

Phone (973) 232-3389 jelliott@vertellus.com

Vertellus Announces John Van Hulle as Chief Executive Officer

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – October 25, 2018 – Vertellus, a global manufacturer of fine and specialty chemicals announced today that John Van Hulle is assuming the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective immediately. Mr. Van Hulle brings to Vertellus more than three decades of leadership experience in the specialty chemical and plastics industries serving business sectors ranging from polymers and additives to the agricultural, pharmaceutical and food markets. His accomplished track record includes achieving aggressive performance objectives through organic growth and the successful integration of multiple strategic acquisitions.

In his previous role as President of PolyOne’s Global Color and Additives business, Mr. Van Hulle was instrumental in the transformation of PolyOne into a premier specialty plastics company.  Mr. Van Hulle has a history of driving sustained profitable growth through a focus on commercial and manufacturing excellence. He has completed multiple acquisitions globally, and successfully integrated underperforming businesses in South America, Asia and Europe.

The CEO role is not new to Mr. Van Hulle. He previously served as CEO of ChemDesign, a supplier of specialty and fine chemicals, where he negotiated an initial private equity backed acquisition and successfully managed a complex restructuring process. His executive leadership credentials also include senior positions with Cambrex Corporation and General Chemical Corporation.

As he assumes the role of CEO, Mr. Van Hulle says he looks forward to working with the Vertellus team to drive the company’s next phase of growth. “Vertellus has a robust portfolio of existing technologies as well as a pipeline of promising innovations that position the company to drive value for our customers and stakeholders,” he says. “I am honored and delighted to be part of a team committed to using Vertellus’ technologies and expertise to deliver value to customers around the globe.”

Mr. Van Hulle is a graduate of the University of Michigan and earned an MBA from California State Polytechnic University. He serves as an independent board member on the boards of Laszeray Technology and Northwest Hardwoods and is active in several professional associations.

About Vertellus: 

The VERTELLUS* group of companies manufactures fine and specialty chemicals used in diverse applications, processes and market sectors, including agriculture, life sciences, industrial specialties, nutrition, personal care and plastics.Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana (USA), near several of the world’s leading research universities, Vertellus benefits from a technically advanced global manufacturing base. The company employs more than 800 employees and maintains facilities in the U.S., United Kingdom, India and China. 

* Indicates a trademark owned by Vertellus Holdings LLC, registered in the US and elsewhere.

Vertellus Supports Life Science Industry with Portfolio of Reducing Agents and Custom Manufacturing Solutions

Vertellus Supports Life Science Industry with Portfolio of Reducing Agents and Custom Manufacturing Solutions

Company will showcase spectrum of pharmaceutical offerings at Chemspec Europe

(June 18, 2018, Indianapolis, Ind., USA) —Technical experts representing Vertellus’ active product ingredient (API) technologies and contract manufacturing services will be at Chemspec Europe, June 20-21 to present innovations in fine and specialty chemical technologies and custom manufacturing. As a global manufacturer of fine and specialty chemicals, experts will share how Vertellus’ toolkit of chemistries, technologies and custom manufacturing services are addressing the challenges faced by formulators and producers of pharmaceuticals in an increasingly global and highly regulated environment. During Chemspec Vertellus scientists and technology leaders will be discussing:

Custom Manufacturing Services: Vertellus will introduce Chemspec attendees to a broadened line of customized manufacturing capabilities delivering continuous improvement and global coverage, supported by a local team of experts. The company’s core technologies developed in its global technology centers are supported by local experts in the field who inform application strategies, and advise on issues ranging from sourcing raw materials to complying with up-to-the-moment health and safety legislation.   

Vitride* Reducing Agent: A powerful liquid metal hydride reagent, Vitride is used in some of the world’s most sophisticated drugs, and is favored for its stability and ease of use compared to other reducing agents such as LiAIH4. Vitride provides formulators with a strong yet versatile reducing agent that allows for partial reductions and better control and solubility compared to LiAIH4. Thermally stable at temperatures up to 170◦C, Vitride is neither oxygen sensitive nor pyrophoric at ambient conditions. 

About Vertellus: 

The VERTELLUS* group of companies manufactures fine and specialty chemicals used in diverse applications, processes and market sectors, including agriculture, life sciences, industrial specialties, nutrition, personal care and plastics.Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana (USA), near several of the world’s leading research universities, Vertellus benefits from a technically advanced global manufacturing base. The company employs more than 800 employees and maintains facilities in the U.S., United Kingdom, India and China. 

* Indicates a trademark owned by Vertellus Holdings LLC, registered in the US and elsewhere.

ZeMac® Solutions by Vertellus Obtain INCI Listing for Use in Cosmetics and Personal Care Applications

ZeMac® Solutions by Vertellus Obtain INCI Listing for Use in Cosmetics and Personal Care Applications

(April 9, 2018, Indianapolis, IN, USA) — Vertellus, a global manufacturer of fine, specialty chemicals and plastic additives, has obtained INCI listing for ZeMac Solutions for use in cosmetics and personal care applications.  The ZeMac Solutions are water-based solutions of ZeMac copolymer technology engineered by Vertellus that are used as high molecular weight surfactants and size regulators in microencapsulation of fragrances, specialty inks and pigments as well as phase change materials (PCMs). These solutions were tested by an independent laboratory and showed no skin irritation. These results, along with other documents, have been recently approved by the Personal Care Products Council and ZeMac Solutions are now listed as “Aqueous solution of ammonium of poly(ethylene-maleate)”.

What does INCI stand for? INCI is an international designation for the declaration of the ingredients on the packaging of cosmetics.  INCI names are mandated on the ingredient statement of every consumer personal care product globally. The use of INCI minimizes the language barriers that often hinder consumer understanding and international trade. This INCI listing now opens up new applications for ZeMac Solutions in cosmetics and more broadly in personal care markets.

“The unique chemistry of the ZeMac copolymer technology and the high molecular weight of ZeMac E400 enables the polyionic effect. This makes it possible for microencapsulation formulators to obtain precise control of particle size distribution of these capsules, which is critical for applications in specialty inks and for permeation control in fragrances,” says Vertellus’ Global Development Manager for Plastics, Dr. Ashok Adur. “Another benefit in many shell systems such as melamine-formaldehyde is the tougher shell which allows formulators to down-gauge the shell. This enables higher payload of the encapsulant for higher efficiency in applications like phase change materials, resulting in lower net cost,” Dr. Adur added.

Vertellus will be discussing the technology and applications for ZeMac in microencapsulation during the 21st Microencapsulation Industrial Convention in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, May 21 to 24, 2018. During the convention, Dr. Adur will present a paper on “Use of ZeMac E400-based solutions for Size Regulation of Microcapsules.” Visit the Vertellus Personal Care Team at in cosmetics global in Amsterdam at booth P141 or NYSCC Suppliers Day in NYC.

About Vertellus: 

The VERTELLUS* group of companies manufactures fine and specialty chemicals used in diverse applications, processes and market sectors, including agriculture, life sciences, industrial specialties, nutrition, personal care and polymers & plastics. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana (USA), near several of the world’s leading research universities, Vertellus benefits from a technically advanced global manufacturing base. The company employs more than 900 employees and maintains facilities in the U.S., United Kingdom, India and China. 

* Indicates a trademark owned by Vertellus Holdings LLC, registered in the US and elsewhere.