Vertellus Establishes New Applications Development Research Center
INDIANAPOLIS, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Vertellus Specialties Inc. (“Vertellus” or “the Company”), a leading specialty chemicals company, continues to pursue an aggressive growth strategy by establishing a more centralized Applications Development Research Center in Ledgewood, NJ, close to its Parsippany office. The new lab will enable the Company to pursue opportunities that have recently emerged in the coatings, adhesives, sealants, elastomers, plastics additives, and personal care markets for several of Vertellus’ core products, including PolycinÃ‚® polyols, ZeMacÃ‚® copolymers, and CitroflexÃ‚® esters.
The new, centralized lab will be close to Vertellus’ commercial team and will facilitate strong program management and technical support. Vertellus’ team charged with developing new applications, under the direction of Application Development Director Jerry Reddinger, will be located together in the new facility, enhancing the cross-fertilization of ideas, the team’s ability to leverage technical knowledge effectively, and management’s ability to provide direction, coaching and mentoring.
“Applications development expertise is a critical component to market success,” said Jeremy Steinfink, President of Vertellus Specialty Materials, a division of Vertellus Specialties. “We are embarking on an exciting path to create world class application development expertise that will support our global growth strategy.”
The move to the new facility will occur in the next two months. The lab will be fully operational in late July.
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, IN.
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