Focus Chemical Unveils New Logo

Focus Chemical has unveiled a new logo today! The leader in metalworking additives, flame retardants, and plasticizers decided it was time for a bit of an image update.

While there is a sleek new design for the long time additive manufacturer, customers can still depend on the quality and flexibility of custom formulations that Focus has prided itself on for nearly a decade. To learn more about Focus Chemical, visit


Vertellus and Palmer Holland Expand Distribution Relationship


CLEVELAND, OH – September 19, 2016 – Vertellus and Palmer Holland have expanded their strategic relationship to better serve the CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants, elastomers) and lubricant markets.

The agreement, effective October 1, 2016, expands Palmer Holland’s territory to include the eastern states of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia as well as Iowa, Missouri, and Kansas. Palmer Holland currently distributes Vertellus’ castor and castor-based polyols and derivatives throughout the Midwest and Southeast.  

This change will position 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 800-635-4822.


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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. Visit for more information.


ExxonMobil Chemical expands with Palmer Holland


Effective immediately, we are proud to announce a territory expansion with ExxonMobil Chemical Synthetics product line. This expansion will encompass the entire US geography. 

The ExxonMobil products Palmer Holland represents include the following synthetic lubricant base stocks:

  • SpectraSyn™ Elite mPAO
  • SpectraSyn™  polyalphaolefins (PAO)
  • Esterex™  organic esters
  • Synesstic™  alkylated naphthalenes


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About ExxonMobil Chemical
ExxonMobil Chemical is one of the largest petrochemical companies worldwide. Our mission is to provide quality petrochemical products and services in the most efficient and responsible manner to generate outstanding customer and shareholder value while remaining committed to the principles of sustainability.


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EPA Makes Decision Regarding Mid and Long-Chain Chlorinated Paraffins

The EPA's most recent decision on chlorinated paraffins dictates that mid and long-chain chlorinated paraffins may not be produced past July 2017, as opposed to the originally announced date of May 31, 2016..

View our suppliers--Rhein Chemie, Focus Chemical and Qualice LLC-- who are helping us to offer you CP alternative solutions.



  • Additin® EP sulfur carriers
  • Additin® AW phosphoric acid derivatives
  • Additin® WM EP sulphur-nitrogen derivatives
  • Additin® SP synthetic and polymeric additives


  • Focus Ester polymeric esters - for straight oil and water-based formulations
  • Focus Ester vegetable polymeric esters - for straight oil and water-based formulations


  • Very long-chain, EPA-approved chlorinated paraffins and olefins

Contact your account manager for more information or click here to email us.