Brenntag Canada, Inc. and Coastal Chemical Co., L.L.C. to offer Engelhard Petroleum Refining Catalyst Technology

Abbeville, LA, U.S.A., Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Coastal Chemical Co., L.L.C. and Brenntag Canada, Inc., both subsidiaries of Brenntag North America, Inc., have announced an agreement with Engelhard Corporation to distribute certain catalysts used in the petroleum refining industry. Coastal and Brenntag Canada will market and distribute Engelhard catalysts used in petroleum refinery guard beds, selective hydrogenation units and dearomatization units throughout the U.S. and Canada.

"We are pleased to expand our long standing relationship with Engelhard Corporation" said Randy King, President of Coastal Chemical. Coastal is the largest distributor of Engelhard alumina and Sorbead (R, WS, and H) for the oil and natural gas industry in the U.S. "This alliance will further strengthen our relationship and provide additional catalysts for our customers in the petroleum refining industry."

"Brenntag Canada is encouraged to be adding these catalysts to our product line," said Neil O'Connor, Business Director Canadian Oil & Gas Group, Brenntag Canada. Our relationship with Engelhard now includes these catalysts as well as active aluminas including Engelhard Selexsorb® COS adsorbents and Sorbead (R, WS, and H) as the Canadian distributor. The addition of these technologies adds nicely to our capacity for providing the quality products our customers need and have come to expect from Brenntag Canada."

Engelhard Corporation is a surface and materials science company that develops technologies to improve customers' products and processes. A Fortune 500 company, Engelhard is a world-leading provider of technologies for environmental, process, appearance and performance applications. For more information, visit Engelhard on the Internet at

Brenntag recorded sales of 4.6 billion euros (5.7 billion US$) in 2004 through the efforts of the company's 8,800 employees at around 300 locations around the globe and offers an unrivalled extensive and state-of-the-art distribution network to its suppliers both in Europe and the Americas. Brenntag supplies industrial and specialty chemicals and offers a wide range of value-added services to manufacturers and processors.