Angus Boosts Additive Output


Angus Chemical Co. last week announced completion of an expansion at its Sterlington, La., plant to boost its output of several materials, including amino alcohols used in metalworking fluids.

The company, a subsidiary of Dow Chemical Co., described the project as a multi-million dollar investment, but did not disclose the exact cost. It also declined to specify the capacity of the plant or size of the expansion.

Based in Buffalo Grove, Ill., Angus makes nitroparaffins for a variety of industries. Among the products affected by the expansion are nitroparaffins and amino methyl propanols sold under the brand names 2NP and AMP-95, respectively. Both are used to provide corrosion protection and emulsion stability in metalworking fluids, among other applications, and the former is a key component in the production of the latter.

Angus said it undertook the expansion to accommodate growing demand. The company added that the Sterlington plant was not damaged by Hurricane Katrina.

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