Vertellus Acquires Insect Repellants | May 10, 2010 Issue - Vol. 88 Issue 19 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 88 Issue 19 | p. 20 | Concentrates
Issue Date: May 10, 2010

Vertellus Acquires Insect Repellants

Department: Business
Keywords: insect repellants, DEET

Vertellus Specialties has acquired McLaughlin Gormley King’s insect repellant business, including formulas based on N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide (DEET). No physical assets or personnel are involved. Vertellus calls itself the world’s largest manufacturer of DEET, which it makes in Greensboro, N.C. The company says merging the two insect repellent product families will help it assist customers, particularly in the European Union, that are facing DEET-related regulatory challenges.

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