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 www.vertellus.com for more information.

 

INEOS Oligomers Revamps its PolyIsoButene Plant in Lavera, France

INEOS Oligomers currently operates an 80 ktpa PolyIsoButene (PIB) plant at its large integrated complex (refinery, chemical cracker and derivatives) located in Lavera, France. Over the past three years, INEOS Oligomers has spent ten million euros in upgrading this PIB unit to enhance its ability to align with customers’ evolving supply needs.

These upgrades include:

Improved security of feedstock supply
By adding the ability to import raw material from off-site sources and reducing dependency on the co-located steam cracker.

Increased availability of higher molecular weight grades
Through product tank farm improvements that included new in-line filtration technology and the construction of several new tanks.

More consistent product viscosity
Through process design and technology improvements.

50% increase in drumming capacity
With the addition of a new drumming line.

INEOS Oligomers is committed to the future of its PIB business, which it markets under the Indopol® and Panalane® brand names on a global basis. It currently sells 20 grades of PIB, either directly or through an extensive distributor network, into markets such as: lube oil, adhesives, sealants, film and other specialty uses.


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