INDIANAPOLIS, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Vertellus Specialties Inc., a leading specialty chemicals company, today announced price increases on a wide range of pyridine derivatives and quats sold into the personal care and consumer goods markets driven by sizeable and rapid upstream cost increases on feedstocks derived from crude oil. Effective April 1, 2011 or as contracts allow, Vertellus is raising prices for Cetyl Pyrdinium Chloride, Quats, CETATS, and Reilline® polymers. Increases vary by product line and range from 5% to 15%.
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 700 employees. Vertellus is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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