Builds on existing relationship between ANGUS and Sea-Land in metalworking fluids to now include household, institutional and industrial cleaning markets in the U.S. and Canada

BUFFALO GROVE, Illinois – ANGUS Chemical Company ("ANGUS" or the “Company”), a leading global manufacturer and marketer of specialty chemicals, has entered into a new distribution agreement for the Company’s complete portfolio of nitroalkanes and their derivatives sold into the household, institutional and industrial cleaning (HI&I) markets.

Under the agreement, Sea-Land Chemical Company (“Sea-Land’) will become the authorized distributor of ANGUS’ full line of multifunctional additives and specialty chemistries sold into the U.S. and Canada HI&I markets following a de-stocking and transition period with the Company’s incumbent U.S. and Canadian distributors. Markets not covered under the agreement, such as personal care, paints and coatings, life sciences, and other industrial markets will continue to be serviced by ANGUS and their existing channel partners.

“For more than 20 years, Sea-Land has been a significant strategic partner for ANGUS and our metalworking fluids customers in the region,” said Mike Lewis, Business Vice President, U.S. and Canada. “We look forward to extending our shared success into the HI&I market where Sea-Land is well-positioned to provide customers with deep formulation expertise, a proven logistics network and specialized market understanding, together with our portfolio of high-performance, multifunctional chemistries.”

ANGUS’ portfolio of specialty additives provide formulators and brand owners unique performance and utility across a broad range of HI&I applications, including industrial cleaning compounds and detergents, liquid hard-surface cleaners, and laundry and dishwashing detergents, among others. ANGUS’ unique portfolio of nitroalkane-based chemistries includes:

  • AMP™ and AEPD™ VOX 1000 amino alcohols – for pH control, emulsion stabilization, in-can corrosion resistance in aerosols, and superior cleaning properties in hard-surface cleaners.
  • TRIS AMINO™ – for use as a biodegradable substitute for phosphates and polyacrylates in powdered laundry detergents and other laundry and foaming cleaners.
  • HYDROGUARD™ and CORRGUARD™ O – for high-performance cleaning applications, such as electronics.
  • ALKATERGE™ T and ALKATERGE E – novel surface-active agents and invert emulsifiers for a variety of applications.

In addition, AMP amino alcohol is biodegradable and has a VOC-exempt status from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Environment Canada, making it an ideal replacement for chemistries that have a more restrictive safety profile, such as morpholine or monoethanolamine (MEA).

"We are very excited about our new expanded distribution relationship with ANGUS Chemical Company," said Craig Lundell, Sr. Vice President of Commercial Operations. "Our sales, marketing, and technical teams have worked collaboratively for years to promote the ANGUS chemistries into the lubricants market space. We look forward to utilizing our many years of experience promoting the ANGUS chemistries and sharing our collective expertise on these unique additive technologies with our household, industrial and institutional customers in the U.S. and Canada."

For more information about ANGUS’ products and services available for the HI&I markets in the U.S. and Canada, please contact:

Christy Henley
Sea-Land Chemical Company
Tel: + 1 (440) 871-7887
Heather Hogel
ANGUS Chemical Company
Tel: +1 (847) 808-3479

ANGUS Chemical Company is a leading global specialty and fine chemical company dedicated to the development of novel chemistries that deliver enhanced product and process performance across a wide range of applications in biotechnology, paints and coatings, personal care, metalworking fluids, energy and other industrial markets. The company innovates through its unique nitroalkane chemistries, which are produced at fully integrated, ISO 9001-certified manufacturing facilities in Sterlington, Louisiana, USA, and Ibbenbüren, Germany. ANGUS serves its global customers through six regional Customer Applications Centers located in Chicago, Illinois; Paris, France; São Paulo, Brazil; Singapore; Shanghai, China; and Mumbai, India. The company is privately owned by Golden Gate Capital and is headquartered in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. For more information, visit

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Founded in Cleveland, Ohio in 1964, Sea-Land Chemical Company is an employee-owned distributor of specialty chemical additives and finished products. The company provides a variety of chemical technologies and services to the lubricants; household, industrial & institutional cleaner; coatings; adhesives; sealants; construction; personal care; rubber; water treatment and plastics industries. The company employs technically adept sales professionals and serves markets across the United States and Canada. Currently there are eight strategically located warehouses in North America and two warehouses in Europe. For additional information about Sea-Land Chemical Company, please visit our website: