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Vertellus acquires supplier Bercen Chemicals

January 14/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Vertellus (Indianapolis, Ind) announced it has acquired Bercen Chemicals, a leading U.S. supplier of alkyl succinic anhydrides and additives used in the fuel, lubricant, and paper industries, said Chemengonline.

"This acquisition expands the range of products Vertellus is able to offer to the North American market said Jim Elliott, General Manager of Vertellus Anhydrides & Specialties business. "The acquisition also provides us with a strong foundation to better serve the global fuel and lubricant additives market."

This acquisition complements Vertellus current capabilities and the combined business is better positioned to service global customers. Bercens gulf coast location with rail access supports the growing fuel and lube additive market in North America. Pilot facilities will also support the scale-up of new technology, with blending capabilities in Singapore providing a platform to support the growing Asian market.

MA is mostly used in the manufacture of unsaturated polyesters resins (UPRs) used in the production of boat hulls, bathroom fixtures, automobiles, tanks and pipes. Other outlets include 1,4- butanediol (BDO), tetrahydrofuran (THF) and gamma-butyrolactone (GBL).

As MRC informed earlier, Russia's output of chemical products dropped by 3.2% in November 2019 month on month.
However, production of basic chemicals increased by 3.6% in the first eleven months of 2019, according to Rosstat's data. According to the Federal State Statistics Service of the Russian Federation, the largest increase in production volumes on an annualized basis accounted for mineral fertilizers and polymers in primary form. Last month, 255,000 tonnes of ethylene were produced versus 210,000 tonnes in October; by November, Russian producers had completed all their scheduled works. Thus, 2,721,000 tonnes of this olefin were produced in January-November 2019, up by 0.3% year on year.

Founded in 1958, Bercen (a division of Cranston Print Works) has provided customers with high quality chemical solutions for more than 60 years. Based in Denham Springs, Louisiana, Bercen supplies maleic anhydride derivatives for paper sizing and other industrial applications.

Vertellus is a leading provider of specialty chemicals for the agriculture, nutrition, pharmaceutical, fine chemicals, medical, personal care, plastics, coatings and other industrial markets.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:maleinoviy angidrid, compounding, compounds, coatings, construction.
Category:General News
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