Innospec Begins Construction of Performance Chemicals Technology Center to Further Accelerate Innovation and Product Development

Ellesmere Port, UNITED KINGDOM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., May 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Innospec (NASDAQ: IOSP) today announced that it has broken ground on its new Performance Chemicals technology center which will be adjacent to its existing Performance Chemicals manufacturing site in Salisbury, NC.

The 20,000 sq. ft, state-of-the-art facility includes ten laboratories which will support its global R&D, new product development and technical service activities with its customers in the personal care, home care, agrochemicals, industrial and metal extraction markets.  

In anticipation of the completion and opening of the research facility, Innospec has already begun to expand its technical team with key additions in agrochemicals, home care and personal care.

Bruce McDonald, President of Innospec Performance Chemicals, said,

“This facility is representative of our continued investment in new products and technologies that will help our customers meet their long-term sustainability objectives. This new center will extend our capabilities, across all of our Performance Chemicals end-markets both regionally and globally, to deliver the collaboration and innovation that our customers have come to rely upon.”

Steve O'Connor, Director of Technology of Innospec Performance Chemicals, said,

“We are designing this technology center to meet the needs of today and drive innovation toward the future. This space will be bright, highly functional and will encourage collaboration across all our technical teams. We are very excited to have this new and expanded laboratory space to support our commitment to best-in-class chemistry and customer technical service.”

About Innospec Inc.

Innospec Inc. is an international specialty chemicals company with approximately 1900 employees in 23 countries. Innospec manufactures and supplies a wide range of specialty chemicals to markets in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific.  The Fuel Specialties business specializes in manufacturing and supplying fuel additives that improve fuel efficiency, boost engine performance and reduce harmful emissions. Oilfield Services provides specialty chemicals to all elements of the oil and gas exploration and production industry.  The Performance Chemicals business creates innovative technology-based solutions for our customers in the Personal Care, Home Care, Agrochemical, Mining and Industrial markets.

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Corbin Barnes

Innospec Inc.