Elevance and Chemtura Announce Lubricant Agreement

Woodridge, Illinois, USA (April 13, 2017) – Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc., a leader in natural oil metathesis that produces novel, high-performing specialty chemicals from renewable feedstocks, today announced a licensing agreement with Chemtura, a global, specialty chemicals company, for Elevance Aria® WTP technology and market development.

Chemtura will have global rights to develop, derivatize, manufacture, use and sell products incorporating the Elevance Aria® WTP technology in lubricant applications. Elevance has retained rights outside lubricant applications.

Elevance Aria® WTP technology combines the benefits of two key synthetic base stock technologies – synthetic esters and PAOs – into a single high-performing molecule providing advanced lubricating properties including lower friction and improved wear, along with reduced foaming and better additive solvency characteristics.

“At Elevance, we employ a strategic partnership business model by engaging with leading companies, like Chemtura, that see value in using our unique building blocks such as our unsaturated esters in distinct market segments,” said Commercial Director Gregory E. Gerhardt. “This agreement leverages the new-to-the-world technology present in Elevance Aria® WTP technology with Chemtura’s world-class capabilities in lubricant synthetic base stocks, additive synthesis, and sales and marketing infrastructure. We are pleased to partner with Chemtura.”

Elevance uses a collaborative business model to commercialize and bring its novel and high-performing, bio-based chemicals to market. By partnering with industry leaders in specific market segments or distinct technologies, Elevance leverages complementary assets, capabilities and market access, and provides its partners the opportunity to accelerate growth.

Chemtura is a trusted developer, manufacturer and provider of additives and base stocks to lubricant formulators globally, including Synton® high viscosity PAOs and Hatco® synthetic esters. Chemtura is constantly searching for novel technologies internally and externally that can push the performance boundaries for transportation and industrial lubricant applications.

“We are excited about adding this unique technology to our tool box,” said Global Strategic Marketing Manager David L. Stonecipher. “It fundamentally enhances our ability to bring next generation, functionalized base stocks and additives to our global customers, ensuring we can deliver differentiated solutions to meet their needs.”

About Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc.

Headquartered in Woodridge, Ill., Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc. creates novel, high-performing specialty chemicals from renewable feedstocks using a proprietary Nobel Prize-winning olefin metathesis technology. These chemical building blocks are leveraged in a wide range of applications, including detergents, coatings, personal care, oil field, agricultural chemicals and engineered polymers. Elevance uses a collaborative business model, exploring opportunities to engage with industry leaders, accelerating time to market and leveraging market expertise while enabling its partners to achieve growth through sustainable and higher performing solutions. To learn more, visit www.elevance.com.

About Chemtura

Chemtura Corporation, with 2016 sales of $1.7 billion, is a global manufacturer and marketer of specialty chemicals. Additional information concerning Chemtura is available at www.chemtura.com.