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Valtris Tessenderlo expansion completed

Press release 2nd of July 2020

Valtris Specialty Chemicals announces successful expansion in the production capacity of its benzyl derivatives in Europe

Independence, OH, USA – Valtris Specialty Chemicals has successfully increased production capacity at its Advanced Organics site at Tessenderlo, Belgium.

“We are pleased to be able to service our customer needs with a significant increase in our Benzyl Chloride and Orthochlorobenzyl Chloride capacity. The Covid-19 situation has resulted in a sharp increase in demand and these products are helping our customers and the communities we serve to combat the spread of the virus through essential sanitation and cleaning products,” explained Jeff Jirak, CCO of Valtris Specialty Chemicals.

With three production sites globally, Valtris Advanced Organics serves customers worldwide with a portfolio of chlorinated toluene derivatives, used in a diverse set of end-markets including agrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, construction, and automotive. Valtris Advanced Organics is also a proven, reliable, global supplier in the production of key raw materials used in cleaning agents, hand sanitizers and personal care products.

“Looking to the future”, added Dr. Louise Calviou, VP Global Advanced Organics, “we will continue to invest in our business to enable us to grow together with our customers to serve the global market.”

Valtris Advanced Organics

Valtris Specialty Chemicals acquired INEOS ChloroToluenes from INEOS Enterprises in August 2018 and integrated it into Valtris Specialty Chemicals as a the “Valtris Advanced Organics (“VAO”) business unit.

With production facilities in the United States, Belgium and the Netherlands, VAO is a leading producer of chlorinated toluenes and related derivatives used in coatings, flavor & fragrance, personal care and pharmaceutical applications.

About Valtris Specialty Chemicals

Valtris Specialty Chemicals, headquartered in Independence, OH, is a leading manufacturer of specialty chemicals, primarily used as additives in the production and processing of plastics, and chemical precursors used in coatings, flavor and fragrance, personal care and pharmaceutical applications. Operating nine facilities globally, Valtris offers an unmatched range of complimentary products for the specific needs of a diverse customer base.

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