Vertellus is announcing a price increase for Pyridine

Effective immediately, Vertellus will initiate a price increase of 8% for Pyridine for non-contract customers or as existing contracts allow.  The price increase is in response to higher costs of raw materials, transportation, and energy.

Vertellus Invests Resources to Boost Production of Vitride* Reducing Agent

Vertellus Invests Resources to Boost Production of Vitride* Reducing Agent Enhancements optimize production of reducing agent used in complex drugs treating human and animal health conditions

(INDIANAPOLIS, IN – November 14, 2016) – An international manufacturer of fine and specialty chemicals, Vertellus is boosting production of Vitride, a liquid reducing agent used in the manufacture of several complex drugs that treat human and animal health conditions. Recent investments by Vertellus in the Zeeland, Michigan (USA) plant have optimized capacity and increased production of Vitride. The enhancements include upgrades to equipment, investments in production automation systems for improved productivity, and quality management practices. Vertellus Business Director Jim Keay says the upgrades target a pickup in global demand for Sodium Dihydrobis (2-methoxyethoxy) aluminumhydride (SDMA), which the company expects to continue. The demand is from customers producing sophisticated pharmaceutical APIs, as well as personal care manufacturers. “We’ve essentially fine-tuned internal processes and resources to consistently meet escalating demand for Vitride,” Keay says. Vitride is a liquid metal hydride reagent, favored for its stability, and ease of use. “As Vitride is a critical component in the manufacture of APIs for many acute and chronic diseases, Vertellus is committed to responsibly investing in infrastructure and delivering output that supports growing demand,” says Keay. The enhancements at the Zeeland production site position Vertellus to consistently supply global customers directly and through preferred channel partners with regional stocking points. Representatives from Vertellus and S. Amit Specialty Chemicals will attend CPhI India, November 21-23, to share how Vitride addresses needs in the life science and chemical process industries.

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 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. Media Contact: Vertellus Mumbai Office +91 22 26511466 ask@vertellus.com

Vertellus Completes Chapter 11 Sale, Poised for Growth as a Financially Stronger Company

Vertellus Completes Chapter 11 Sale, Poised for Growth as a Financially Stronger Company

INDIANAPOLIS, November 1, 2016 – Vertellus Specialties Inc., a global manufacturer of fine and specialty chemicals, today announced that it completed the anticipated sale of substantially all of its U.S. and international assets to its prior term loan lenders, a group including Black Diamond Capital Management and Brightwood Capital Advisors, among others, on October 31, 2016.

The new Vertellus group of companies will have a much improved capital structure and increased financial flexibility to invest where management and the board of Vertellus see opportunities for growth. The Company will be led by the existing leadership team and continue to execute against its current strategic plan with a relentless focus on safety, quality, efficiency and growth.

“The completion of this transaction and our broader financial restructuring clearly underscore the value our lenders see in our strategy and team, while also opening new opportunities for Vertellus to invest to even better meet the needs of our customers,” said Vertellus CEO, Richard Preziotti. “On behalf of the entire Vertellus team, I want to thank our customers, vendors, partners and all of the employees who helped to drive this process for their continued support as we worked toward this important milestone. We have a tremendous opportunity ahead of us, and I am confident the Vertellus team will rise to the challenge to further our position as an industry leader and trusted partner.”

The Chapter 11 filing and sale did not include the sodium borohydride business, Vertellus Performance Chemicals (“VPC”), operating in Elma, WA.  VPC will remain under the ownership of Wind Point Partners.  Vertellus will continue to provide shared services to VPC. Over time, management oversight that Vertelllus provides to VPC will be scaled back and replaced with dedicated VPC resources.

Vertellus was advised in this transaction by DLA Piper, Jefferies and FTI Consulting. The lenders are advised in this transaction by Milbank, Tweed and Moelis & Company.

About Vertellus: 

Vertellus is a global specialty chemicals company focused on the manufacture of ingredients used in pharmaceuticals, personal care, nutrition, agriculture, and a host of other market areas affected by trends favoring “green” technologies and chemistries. Vertellus is the #1 global producer of pyridine and picolines, specialty pyridine derivatives, DEET, castor oil derivatives and systems, and a world leader in vitamin B3, citrate polymer additives and systems as well as a leader in custom manufacturing of agriculture and pharma intermediates and actives. Vertellus benefits from a technically advanced global manufacturing base and has over 900 employees.

VERTELLUS SPOTLIGHTS AT K 2016 INNOVATIVE ADDITIVE SOLUTIONS FOR POLYMERS

Contacts:        Ashok M. Adur

Vertellus  aadur@vertellus.com

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Amy Godfrey

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VERTELLUS SPOTLIGHTS AT K 2016 INNOVATIVE ADDITIVE SOLUTIONS FOR POLYMERS THAT PROMOTE SUSTAINABILITY AND RECYCLING

DÜSSELDORF, Germany Oct. 19, 2016 — To help customers address increasing public demand and toughening regulatory requirements regarding material safety and sustainability, Vertellus is spotlighting here at K 2016 (hall 5, stand C08-2) its ZeMac® copolymers and Citroflex® bio-based plasticizers. The company, a leading global supplier of additives to the plastics and polymer industries, offers a robust portfolio of specialized solutions – including a range of additives that provide proven alternatives to potentially harmful phthalate plasticizers – to help compounders and manufacturers stay ahead of key environmental and health trends.

Other Vertellus advanced material technologies raise the performance properties of recycled polyamide (PA), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) and other resins to encourage their reuse in compounds. They are also used as size regulators in microencapsulation to create temperature controlled mattresses and clothing, and in the construction of energy-efficient buildings by improving insulation performance.

“The plastics industry faces growing pressure to demonstrate that it is part of the solution – not the problem – for better safety and sustainability,” said Ashok Adur, Ph.D., global commercial development director, Plastics at Vertellus. “We help our customers respond by offering targeted additives to meet challenges, ranging from reducing raw materials and energy consumption to protecting consumer health. Adding to their value, our products can also help customers increase profits and differentiate their materials from competitors. These solutions are a key part of Vertellus’ active participation in the American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care® initiative.”

Supporting Environmental Efforts

The United States alone accounts for 5.35 billion pounds of PET plastic a year, less than a third of which is recycled, according to the National Association for PET Container Resources.1 ZeMac powders and masterbatches – including a new line of masterbatches launched here today – promote greater use of post-consumer and post-industrial PET and other resins by improving their performance and processability. By incorporating up to 40 percent recycled resin with virgin polymer, compounders can cut costs while helping to reduce raw material use and avoid landfilling.

At cost-effective low loadings, ZeMac copolymers raise a recycled resin’s performance properties, including flexural modulus and strength, tensile strength and elongation, impact resistance and heat deflection temperature (HDT). They can be used with PA, PET, TPU, polybutylene terephthalate (PBT), polycarbonate (PC), polyoxymethylene (POM) and biopolymers.

Vertellus additives also improve compounding and processing of recycled materials. For example, ZeMac® E60-P powder and new ZeMac® Extend P62 masterbatch compatibilize PA and recycled PET, which are normally incompatible, to reduce material costs and increase profits. The new ZeMac® Extend L65 masterbatch raises the viscosity of recycled PA to make it suitable for injection molding. In blow molding and profile and film extrusion applications, the new ZeMac® Extend L68 masterbatch ensures even distribution of the additive to produce smooth, uniform surfaces with no gels.

Other areas where ZeMac provides sustainability include temperature control and energy conservation. Here, ZeMac® E400 powder and ZeMac® Solution S407015 and S403520 water-based grades are used for the microencapsulation (surrounding very tiny droplets or particles of liquid or solid material with a continuous film of polymeric material) of phase-change materials. This technology has applications in maintaining mattress and clothing temperature for comfort and building insulation to support green building initiatives.

Providing Safer Options

Increasing restrictions are being placed on the use of phthalate-based plasticizers. For example, in December 2014 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a Significant New Use  Rule under the Toxic Substances Control Act for DnPP, a phthalate used in polyvinylchloride (PVC) plastics shown to cause developmental and/or reproductive effects in laboratory animals.2

To avoid the use of traditional phthalates, many manufacturers are turning to iso-phthalates and bio-based plasticizers. Vertellus’ Citroflex bio-based plasticizers are manufactured without the use of phthalates and have proven their safety in food contact and medical applications. As the manufacturer for over 30 years of plasticizers derived from  bio-based citric acid, Citroflex products offer a non-toxic, biodegradable option for biopolymers and specialty Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) used in food packaging, medical applications, childrens’ toys and coatings.

Vertellus technology experts are on hand at the company’s booth for the duration of K 2016 to answer questions and provide additional details about the company’s full line of innovative additives for the plastics and polymer industries.

About Vertellus

Vertellus is a specialty chemicals company focused on the manufacture of ingredients used in pharmaceuticals, personal care, nutrition, agriculture, industrial and a host of other market areas affected by trends favoring sustainable technologies and chemistries. Vertellus is the largest, global producer of pyridine and picolines, specialty pyridine derivatives, DEET, castor oil derivatives and systems and a world leader in vitamin B3 and citrate polymer additives and systems. Vertellus benefits from a technically advanced global manufacturing base and has approximately 1000 employees. Vertellus is headquartered in the United States in Indianapolis, Ind. More information on Vertellus can be found at www.vertellus.com.

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Vertellus®, ZeMac® and Citroflex® are registered trademarks of Vertellus.

1Peter S. Green. The Life of a Plastic Water Bottle. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/photo-essays/2015-  02-27/the-life-of-a-plastic-water-bottle

2 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, “Fact Sheet: Di-n-pentyl phthalate (DnPP)”,  https://www.epa.gov/assessing-and-managing-chemicals-under-tsca/fact-sheet-di-n-pentyl-phthalate-  dnpp

VERTELLUS SHOWCASES AT K 2016 VERSATILE ADDITIVE TECHNOLOGY

Press Release

Contacts:        Ashok M. Adur

Vertellus  aadur@vertellus.com

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Amy Godfrey

AH&M Marketing Communications  agodfrey@ahminc.com

+1.413.448.2260, Extension 370

VERTELLUS SHOWCASES AT K 2016 VERSATILE ADDITIVE TECHNOLOGY THAT OPENS UP NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHTING

DÜSSELDORF, Germany Oct. 19, 2016 — Vertellus, a leading global supplier of additives to the plastics and polymer industries, is showcasing here at K 2016 (hall 5, stand C08-2) its industry-leading ZeMac® copolymers for optimizing glass fiber sizing chemistries in resins and composites. By using this technology to improve the mechanical properties of glass fiber- reinforced nylon 6/6, for example, automotive OEMs and tiers can cut weight by replacing heavier materials such as metal in under-the-hood components and other parts. This, in turn, can increase fuel efficiency and lower emissions for greater sustainability. ZeMac copolymers can play a major role in the automotive industry’s compliance with the U.S. Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) and Euro 6 emissions standards.

“As automakers design smaller, more fuel-efficient engines to meet increasingly stringent regulations, one result is extreme under-the-hood operating temperatures where many polymers simply can’t compete,” said Ashok Adur, Ph.D., Global Commercial Development Director, Plastics at Vertellus. “Vertellus is addressing this challenge by enhancing the properties of glass fiber, which is then used by compounders to produce glass fiber-reinforced nylon for high-heat applications as part of an innovative weight reduction strategy. In short, our ZeMac copolymers make it possible to use lightweight, cost-effective reinforced nylon in highly demanding environments.”

Regulations Demand New Weight Reduction Tactics

In 2012, new CAFE standards were announced requiring automakers to raise the average fuel efficiency of light-duty vehicles to 54.5 mpg by 2025. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has stated that this program is projected to save approximately four billion barrels of oil and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by two billion metric tons.1 Manufacturers face a steep challenge: according to Green Car Reports, the latest estimates put the average fuel economy of new cars closer to 25 mpg.2 Meanwhile, the Euro 6 emissions standards – which came into force last year – aims to make cars and vans cleaner by lowering exhaust emissions. The updated standard imposes a further, significant reduction in nitrogen oxide emissions from diesel engines (a 67 percent reduction compared to Euro 5) and establishes similar standards for gasoline and diesel vehicles. China plans to implement National VI emissions standards modeled on Euro 6, starting in major cities in 2018.

Although the automotive industry already employs multiple lightweighting approaches – including vehicle design changes such as part consolidation, aerodynamic styling and replacing steel with aluminum – ever-tougher fuel economy and emissions requirements call for fresh ideas. Vertellus’ ZeMac copolymers enable the use of glass-reinforced nylon in applications where high temperatures and hydrolysis exposure previously demanded either metal, which are heavy or over-engineered plastics, which can raise costs. This approach offers OEMs a new alternative to aluminum, multi-material options, over-engineered plastics and composites.

Fiber-reinforced nylon 6/6 offers better thermal properties and performance properties compared to other resins such as polypropylene, and cost-effectiveness compared to polyetheretherketone (PEEK), polysulfone (PSU) and other high-performance engineering resins.

Adding ZeMac copolymers to glass fiber sizing emulsions also increases surface reactivity to bond to the nylon matrix, which, in turn, raises the heat deflection temperature (HDT) of reinforced nylon 6/6 composites by 15oC to 20oC. These copolymers also significantly improve hydrolysis resistance, tensile strength, flexural modulus and impact strength. The improved properties allow the composite to withstand mechanical stresses, high heat and chemicals to which radiator parts, air dams and other under-the-hood parts are exposed, enabling these parts to last far longer than in the past – now matching the average lifespan of a vehicle.

The benefits of Vertellus additives extend to other automotive components, as well. For example, virgin and recycled nylon treated with ZeMac copolymers offer enhanced HDT, and tensile and impact properties, enabling a cost reduction through the addition of recycled nylon to virgin nylon auto parts.

                Vertellus technology experts are on hand at the company’s booth for the duration of K 2016 to answer questions and provide additional details about the    company’s full line of innovative additives for the plastics and polymer industries.

In addition to under-the-hood automotive applications, ZeMac additives deliver value in the same types of applications in other transportation sectors, including trucks, trains and buses.

About Vertellus

Vertellus is a specialty chemicals company focused on the manufacture of ingredients used in pharmaceuticals, personal care, nutrition, agriculture, industrial and a host of other market areas affected by trends favoring sustainable technologies and chemistries. Vertellus is the largest, global producer of pyridine and picolines, specialty pyridine derivatives, DEET, castor oil derivatives and systems and a world leader in vitamin B3 and citrate polymer additives and systems. Vertellus benefits from a technically advanced global manufacturing base and has approximately 1000 employees. Vertellus is headquartered in the United States in Indianapolis, Ind. More information on Vertellus can be found at www.vertellus.com.

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Vertellus® and ZeMac® are registered trademarks of Vertellus.

1 EPA and NHTSA Set Standards to Reduce Greenhouse Gases and Improve Fuel Economy for Model Years 2017- 2025 Cars and Light Trucks https://www3.epa.gov/otaq/climate/documents/420f12051.pdf

2 Green Car Reports, “Let’s Be Clear: Real 2025 Gas-Mileage Goal Is 40 MPG–Or So–Not 54.5 MPG”, April 29, 2015. http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1098068_lets-be-clear-real-2025-gas-mileage-goal-is-40-mpg–or-so–   not-54-5-mpg

Vertellus, a leading global supplier of additives to the plastics and polymer industries, is showcasing here at K 2016 (hall 5, stand C08-2) its industry-leading ZeMac® copolymers for optimizing glass fiber sizing chemistries in resins and composites. By using this technology to improve the mechanical properties of glass fiber-reinforced nylon 6/6, for example, automotive OEMs and tiers can cut weight by replacing heavier materials such as metal in under-the-hood components and other parts. This, in turn, can increase fuel efficiency and lower emissions for greater sustainability. ZeMac copolymers can play a major role in the automotive industry’s compliance with the U.S. Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) and Euro 6 emissions standards.

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Vertellus® and ZeMac® are registered trademarks of Vertellus Specialties Inc.

Upgrades at Vertellus Facility in Nantong Support Food and Cosmetic Standards

Upgrades at Vertellus Facility in Nantong Support Food and Cosmetic Standards

(INDIANAPOLIS, IN – September 28, 2016) – Vertellus, a global leader in vitamin B3 production, is pleased to announce the implementation of upgrades at its production facility in Nantong, China. When completed during the first half of 2017, the upgrades will position Vertellus’ Nantong facility to meet compliance standards for vitamin B3 supplied to food and cosmetic customers around the globe. The upgrades will assure the Nantong plant is compliant with the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) standards, permitting the Nantong facility to expand beyond feed markets and serve the needs of food and cosmetic customers around the globe. 

“The Nantong plant offers customers a world-class facility that is fully integrated from beta picolines to niacinamide production, making Vertellus one of the world’s leading producers serving the vitamin B3 market segment,” says Bernie Szalkowski, General Manager, Agriculture and Nutrition. Vertellus expects upgrades to be completed in the first half of 2017 and has implemented a process for qualifying vitamin B3 customers supplied by the Nantong facility. 

The Nantong site began producing niacinamide in 2014, significantly reducing logistics challenges and preparing Vertellus to better serve Asian markets.  The most recent investments at Nantong reflect Vertellus’ ongoing commitment to investing in facility improvements that serve vitamin B3 markets around the globe.

About Vertellus: Vertellus is a global specialty chemicals company focused on the manufacture of ingredients used in pharmaceuticals, nutrition, agriculture, personal care, plastics and a host of other market areas affected by trends favoring “green” technologies and chemistries. Vertellus is the #1 global producer of pyridine and picolines, specialty pyridine derivatives, DEET, castor oil derivatives and systems, and a world leader in vitamin B3, citrate polymer additives and systems as well as a leader in custom manufacturing of agriculture and pharma intermediates and actives. Vertellus benefits from a technically advanced global manufacturing base and has over 1,000 employees. Vertellus is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

Vertellus and Palmer Holland Expand Distribution Relationship

Vertellus and Palmer Holland Expand Distribution Relationship

New agreement expands coverage in Northeast and several Midwestern states

(INDIANAPOLIS, IN – September 13, 2016 – Vertellus, a global manufacturer of fine and specialty chemicals, and its distributor partner Palmer Holland have expanded their strategic relationship to better serve the coatings, automotive, sealants, and elastomer (CASE) and lubricant markets. 

The agreement, effective October 1, 2016, expands Palmer Holland’s territory to include the states from Virginia north to Maine as well as the states of Iowa, Missouri and Kansas.  Palmer Holland currently distributes Vertellus’ castor, and castor-based polyols and derivatives throughout the Midwest and Southeast regions of the U.S.  The new agreement positions Vertellus to more effectively and efficiently meet the needs of customers and stakeholders. 

Please contact Palmer Holland directly for orders or for more information at: 440-686-2300

About Vertellus:  

Vertellus is a global specialty chemicals company focused on the manufacture of ingredients used in pharmaceuticals, personal care, nutrition, agriculture, and a host of other market areas affected by trends favoring “green” technologies and chemistries. Vertellus is the #1 global producer of pyridine and picolines, specialty pyridine derivatives, DEET, castor oil derivatives and systems, and a world leader in vitamin B3, citrate polymer additives and systems as well as a leader in custom manufacturing of agriculture and pharma intermediates and actives. Vertellus benefits from a technically advanced global manufacturing base and has over 1,000 employees. Vertellus is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.  

VERTELLUS TO LAUNCH, SPOTLIGHT NEW ADDITIVE TECHNOLOGIES FOR OPTIMIZING POLYMER PROPERTIES AND SUSTAINABILITY AT K 2016

PARSIPPANY, N.J. August 4, 2016 — Vertellus, a leading global supplier of additives to the plastics and polymer industries, will introduce at K 2016 (hall 5, booth C08-2) new high- performance additive technologies that help meet increasing industry demand for improved material performance and sustainability. Among these will be the launch of a new family of masterbatches for use in plastics compounding as a unique compatibilizer for polyamide (PA) combined with recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET), and as a chain extender to produce branched high RV polyamides with lower material and processing costs.

Products to be featured by Vertellus at K 2016 offer fresh solutions to multiple industry challenges. These include products that enable weight reduction in automotive parts to cut fuel consumption and emissions; replace phthalates in medical and baby products with non-toxic, bio-based plasticizers; and facilitate broader use of economical, recycled PA and PET resins. The company will also promote the use of its technology in microencapsulation products which are gaining broader use in size regulation of microcapsules in formulations for specialty inks, fragrances and temperature-reactive textiles and mattresses and in construction of energy- efficient “green” buildings.

Further, Vertellus will highlight the use of a monomer used to produce polysulfones which offers one of the highest service temperatures among all melt-processable thermoplastics. It also has found some uses in specialty electronic and aerospace applications.

Vertellus technical experts will be on hand for the duration of K 2016 – Oct. 19-26 in Düsseldorf, Germany – to answer questions and discuss the company’s robust and growing portfolio of advanced material solutions.

About Vertellus

Vertellus is a specialty chemicals company focused on the manufacture of ingredients used in pharmaceuticals, personal care, nutrition, agriculture, industrial and a host of other market areas affected by trends favoring sustainable technologies and chemistries. Vertellus is the largest, global producer of pyridine and picolines, specialty pyridine derivatives, DEET, castor oil derivatives and systems and a world leader in vitamin B3 and citrate polymer additives and systems. Vertellus benefits from a technically advanced global manufacturing base and has approximately 1000 employees. Vertellus is headquartered in the United States in Indianapolis, Ind. More information on Vertellus can be found at www.vertellus.com.

Vertellus Announces Completion of DEET Capacity Expansion

Vertellus Announces Completion of DEET Capacity Expansion

Additional production capacity driven by Zika outbreak

(April 11, 2016 – INDIANAPOLIS) Vertellus, a global manufacturer of fine and specialty chemicals, has expanded DEET (diethyl toluamide) production capacity at its Greensboro, N.C. site. Initiated in January 2016, the completed expansion boosts DEET production capacity by 80%.  

DEET is widely recognized and frequently recommended for its efficacy as an active ingredient in consumer mosquito and tick repellents. While DEET has been marketed for many years, recent outbreaks of the Zika virus prompted Vertellus to increase its production resources.

The capacity expansion accommodates the current surge in demand for DEET while positioning Vertellus to respond to future demand peaks driven by seasonal change and disease outbreaks around the globe.  Given the fundamental uncertainty surrounding the duration of demand driven by the Zika outbreak, we  approached the capacity expansion with the goals of increasing both capacity and flexibility.” said Bradley Buehler, business director at Vertellus.

The expansion at the Greensboro site positions Vertellus to quickly ramp up production of several other products manufactured at the facility to adjust to changing market conditions. “The enhancements enable Vertellus to remain flexible and allocate production resources to manufacture other offerings when current market demand for DEET returns to more typical levels,” said Buehler.

“Since January, we have been steadily expanding our capacity at the Greensboro site to meet unprecedented customer demand triggered by the Zika outbreak in the Americas.  The expansion not only increases our nameplate capacity by 80%, but significantly boosts our flexibility and speed of response to meet future demand for DEET and other products,” said Buehler.  “We have long been known in the industry as the largest and most flexible supplier of DEET and these upgrades will further enhance our ability to meet customers’ current and emerging needs.”

About Vertellus:  

Vertellus is a global specialty chemicals company focused on the manufacture of ingredients used in pharmaceuticals, personal care, nutrition, agriculture, and a host of other market areas affected by trends favoring “green” technologies and chemistries. Vertellus is the #1 global producer of pyridine and picolines, specialty pyridine derivatives, DEET, castor oil derivatives and systems, and a world leader in vitamin B3, citrate polymer additives and systems as well as a leader in custom manufacturing of agriculture and pharma intermediates and actives. Vertellus benefits from a technically advanced global manufacturing base and has over 1,000 employees. Vertellus is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.