INDIANAPOLIS - Vertellus Specialties Inc., a manufacturer of castor oil, castor oil polyols and derivatives for the coatings, adhesive, sealant and elastomer markets, announced that effective Aug. 15, 2012, Palmer Holland will be its authorized distributor in the following states: Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska. Palmer Holland will remain the authorized distributor in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia and western Pennsylvania.

Palmer Holland can be reached directly at 440/686.2300. Contacts include Ron Zmich, Vice President of Marketing,, and Mike Johnson, Business Manager,

Vertellus, Indianapolis, IN, is a specialty chemicals company focused on the manufacture of ingredients used in pharmaceuticals, personal care, nutrition, agriculture and a host of other market areas affected by trends favoring “green” technologies and chemistries.