ANGUS Opens Doors of New Customer Application Center in São Paulo

New center supports customers in Latin America with technical expertise

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. and SÁO PAULO – Nov. 11, 2015 - ANGUS Chemical Company, the world’s only company committed to nitroalkanes and their derivatives, today announced the grand opening of a new Customer Application Center in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Linking local and regional customers to world-class technical service expertise, the Latin America Customer Applications Center will accelerate applications development and increase speed-to-market, ultimately helping customers products and processes perform better.

“To help support our customers in Latin America, we’re bringing a new, multi-functional lab to the region,” said Vania Maringolo Buzatto, Regional Business Manager, Latin America at ANGUS. “As the financial center of Brazil, and the largest city in the southern hemisphere, São Paulo is a hub for innovation. Our overarching goal is to help our customers achieve even better levels of product & process performance. The opening of our new customer application center in São Paulo reaffirms our commitment to customers in Latin America, both locally in Brazil and across the region.”

The Customer Application Center in São Paulo houses both a multi-functional laboratory and a modern training facility, allowing customers to collaborate in-person with ANGUS’ technical experts. “We are committed to our customers, across market segments including Life Sciences, Home and Personal Care and Industrial Specialties, including paints & coatings, metalworking fluids and synthetic rubber,” said Buzatto.

“ANGUS Chemical Company is excited about our most recent investment in Latin America. Our new Customer Application Center in São Paulo, in addition to recruiting top talent across Latin America, positions ANGUS to better serve our customers for years to come,” said Bryan Kitchen, vice president of business operations for ANGUS. “We are positioned for growth, and are deeply committed to helping our customer’s best products and processes perform even better.”

The São Paulo facility is the newest Customer Application Center with other centers located in the United States and Shanghai, China.



About ANGUS Chemical Company

ANGUS Chemical Company (“ANGUS”) is a specialty and fine chemical company dedicated to the development of novel chemistry that helps customers deliver enhanced product and process performance. ANGUS is committed to constantly improving products and services by mastering science and technology. The company innovates through its unique nitroalkane chemistry, which harbors the reactivity to create complex molecules for use in a wide variety of applications. The innate characteristics of this chemistry enable multifunctional additives which improve performance, reduce reaction steps and cut synthesis costs.


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Media for ANGUS Chemical Company:

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