Breaking News

Vertellus To Increase Vitamin B3 Production

November 17, 2008

CHINA: Vertellus Specialties Inc. will expand its vitamin B3 manufacturing capacity in Nantong, Jiangsu, China, as part of an aggressive plan to increase its presence in the region. The company will build a 3-cyanopyridine production unit at Nantong with capacity of 7,000 metric tons a year. It expects to break ground on this project early next year.

The expansion of vitamin B3 production will be divided into two projects—an initial 3-cyanopyridine plant followed by a niacinamide niacin production facility. The 3-cyanopyridine plant is expected to be completed by the end of 2009.

“Our production expansion in China is an important step in a global, long-term strategy to meet the increased market demands for vitamin B3,” said Rich Preziotti, chief executive officer of Vertellus Specialties. “In August 2007, we expanded our U.S. pyridine/picolines production units and, in March 2008, we did the same with our pyridine/picolines production capacity in China. Together, these projects provided a 35% increase in capacity for beta picoline, a key raw material input used to produce 3-cyanopyridine and vitamin B3.”

The company has also completed a 25% expansion of its U.S. and European capacity for 3-cyanopyridine. More info: www.vertellus.com
  • Cargo Says Aloha To Spring/Summer

    Cargo Says Aloha To Spring/Summer

    Christine Esposito, Associate Editor||February 13, 2017
    Cargo Cosmetics has rolled out its new Spring/Summer collection with Hawiianan singer Anuhea.

  • Cashing In on Coconuts

    Cashing In on Coconuts

    Melissa Meisel, Associate Editor||February 6, 2017
    Organic to Green is making waves for its new oils and eco-friendly packaging.

  • Monday Morning Quarterback

    Monday Morning Quarterback

    Christine Esposito, Associate Editor||February 6, 2017
    Super Bowl commercials are big business. Let’s look at some of personal and household care brands that bought spots this year

  • Trade Association Directory 2017

    February 2, 2017
    Contact details of trade associations that serve various segments of our industry and are mentioned frequently in Happi.

  • What the Halal  Is Going On?

    What the Halal Is Going On?

    Imogen Matthews , In-Cosmetics||February 2, 2017
    Demand for these beauty products is surging thanks to a fastgrowing Muslim population.

  • Relief for Sensitive Scalps

    Relief for Sensitive Scalps

    Guadalupe Pellon and Annette Mehling , BASF||February 2, 2017
    BASF researchers detail the attributes of the company’s highly effective hair care system focusing on scalp sensitivity.