Vertellus Specialties Inc. Forges Strategic Partnership with ChemPoint.com

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Vertellus Specialties Inc. ("Vertellus"), a leading manufacturer of citric acid esters, announced today that it has selected ChemPoint.com ("ChemPoint") as the exclusive distributor of CITROFLEX® esters in the United States.  Effective September 1, 2012, ChemPoint will manage order placement and fulfillment for CITROFLEX® esters, and will also provide technical assistance and support.

"ChemPoint's extensive market knowledge, technical expertise, and flexible service model will help us continue providing our customers with the highest standard of service and support," says Mark Lewis, Global Sales Director for Vertellus.  "We are excited about the increased focus they will provide to CITROFLEX® esters across a broad spectrum of applications."

CITROFLEX® esters are based on natural citric acid raw material, which is mainly derived from the fermentation of corn.  They offer a broad range of benefits when used as plasticizers, solvent alternatives, lubricant additives, and performance enhancers in aqueous and solvent-based polymer formulations.  CITROFLEX® esters offer formulators a unique combination of environmentally friendly features. They are neither "Volatile Organic Compounds" (VOCs), nor "Hazardous Air Pollutants" (HAPs), and combine efficient plasticization of polymers with low toxicity, high flash points, and rapid biodegradability.

"Adding Vertellus as a new partner presents tremendous opportunity for ChemPoint," commented Rick Hoener, ChemPoint Polymer Business Director. "Many of our customers are already looking for an enhanced EH&S profile, reduction in VOCs, or developing phthalate free formulations.  Adding CITROFLEX is a strong complement to our portfolio as it provides tremendous value and flexibility to our customers.  We look forward to growing our partnership with Vertellus in the future."

ChemPoint is the preferred distributor of more than 150 product lines, to more than 11,000 customers worldwide.

To purchase material, please contact ChemPoint via telephone: 800-485-9569, fax: 425-378-8675, e-mail: orders@chempoint.com, or online: www.chempoint.com. Prospective customers can request samples, and receive immediate technical support by calling 800-485-9569, or by e-mailing sales@chempoint.com.

About Vertellus Specialties Inc.
Vertellus is a 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 citrate polymer additives and systems, and the world's #2 producer of Vitamin B-3. Vertellus benefits from a technically advanced global manufacturing base and has approximately 800 employees. Vertellus is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.

About ChemPoint.com
As the leading "e-distributor" of specialty and fine chemicals in Europe and North America, ChemPoint.com engages in exclusive product line relationships with premier manufacturers.  From its European and North American interaction centers, ChemPoint (www.chempoint.com) provides its suppliers with marketing, sales, customer service and order fulfillment solutions for their targeted customer segments.  ChemPoint is a Univar company. With a network of approximately 170 distribution facilities, Univar (www.univarcorp.com) is a world leader in chemical distribution.

For additional information, please contact:

Chrissy Walling
www.vertellus.com
T: 317-248-6540
E: cwalling@vertellus.com

Jennifer Favre
Communications Analyst
ChemPoint.com
T:  800-485-9569 ext. 8517
F:  425-378-8579
E:  Jennifer.Favre@chempoint.com

SOURCE Vertellus Specialties Inc.



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