NEWARK, Del., May 4, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Innospec Inc. (Nasdaq:IOSP) today announced the formal launch of its extended new personal care surfactant product line, under the brand name of Iselux®.

Iselux® breaks new ground in that it not only sets new standards in product performance, but is also environmentally friendly.

Responding to consumer demands, personal care products formulated with Iselux® are clear but produce a creamy, dense foam, are mild to the skin, have great rinseability and an excellent after-feel.

Iselux® is a high purity surfactant which is not only free of sulphate, but also derives 80% of its carbon from renewable resources and is readily biodegradable.

Innospec showcased the product line at the 'in-cosmetics' exhibition in Paris, France last month, and generated a wave of enthusiastic interest from customers around the globe. Innospec's introduction of Iselux® to the North American market has already resulted in customer demand far exceeding initial expectations.

President and CEO Patrick S. Williams said, "We have worked hard for some time on the development of Iselux®, and we are very excited to see the product being adopted by our customers in a wide range of personal care applications. We are now focusing our efforts on expanding production capacity to meet the significantly increasing demand."

About Innospec Inc.

Innospec Inc. is an international specialty chemicals company with approximately 800 employees in 23 countries. Innospec manufactures and supplies a wide range of specialty chemicals to markets in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region. Innospec's Fuel Specialties business specializes in manufacturing and supplying the fuel additives that help improve fuel efficiency, boost engine performance and reduce harmful emissions. Innospec's Active Chemicals business provides effective technology-based solutions for our customers' processes or products focused in the Personal Care; Household, Industrial & Institutional; and Fragrance Ingredients markets. Innospec's Octane Additives business is the world's only producer of tetra ethyl lead.

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