ANGUS Announces the Addition of CORRGUARD® FLEX to its CORRGUARD Portfolio of Metalworking Fluid Additives

CORRGUARD FLEX is a new, globally-compliant, primary amino alcohol product designed for enhanced flexibility, enabling metalworking fluid manufacturers to optimize the functionality of their formulations

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. – Dec. 2, 2015 - ANGUS Chemical Company, a leading manufacturer and marketer of nitroalkanes and their derivatives, today announced the addition of CORRGUARD FLEX, a new primary amino alcohol product, to its CORRGUARD metalworking fluid additives portfolio.

CORRGUARD FLEX is a globally-compliant, multifunctional additive that extends the life of metalworking fluids. It also offers excellent neutralization, effective pH control, and is compatible with a wide range of biocides. CORRGUARD FLEX is easy to formulate, broadly registered with low secondary amines (less than 2 percent), and designed for enhanced flexibility, enabling metalworking fluid manufacturers to optimize the functionality of their formulations.

“CORRGUARD FLEX is ANGUS’ latest innovation for the metalworking fluids market,” said Mike Lewis business vice president of ANGUS. “It was developed in response to customers’ input and will enable metalworking fluid manufacturers to design products with extended life beyond many alternatives available today.”

CORRGUARD FLEX leverages the proven benefits of ANGUS’ unique amino alcohols as well as the company’s formulating expertise and testing services to help metalworking fluid formulators solve their market and regulatory-driven challenges.

For more information visit ANGUS Metalworking Fluids.

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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