Afton Chemical Appoints MultiChem as the Canadian Distributor for TecGARD(TM) Metalworking Additives

    RICHMOND, VA., April 16 /CNW/ - Afton Chemical Corporation is pleased to
announce MultiChem Inc. as its distributor in Canada for TecGARD(TM)
Metalworking Fluid Additives. Afton's unique portfolio of extreme pressure
agents, corrosion inhibitors, and emulsifiers have been providing an
increasing number of solutions to this challenging formulation field.
MultiChem's access to the Canadian market, coupled with their outstanding
growth, helps maximize our service and product availability for this dynamic
customer base. We are very excited to add MultiChem to our list of North
American distributors.

    "MultiChem is extremely pleased to be working hand in hand with Afton to
represent the TecGARD(TM) line in Canada. These products are a perfect
accompaniment to our already strong line of offerings geared towards the
metalworking and lubrication industries. TecGARD(TM) will serve as a
cornerstone as we continue to expand and maintain our position as the
preferred additive supplier in Canada," said David Saucier, MultiChem's
Business Manager, Industrial Specialties.

    Afton Chemical Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NewMarket
Corporation (NYSE:  NEU). Afton Chemical develops and manufactures petroleum
additives that boost the performance of lubricating oils and fuels to achieve
increased efficiency, power and durability in machinery, vehicles, and other
equipment. From custom-formulated chemical blends to market-general additive
components, Afton Chemical technology helps fuels burn cleaner, engines run
smoother, and machines last longer.

    MultiChem Inc. is a full service Canadian chemical distribution firm with
offices in Quebec, Ontario and Alberta, and warehouses located across the
county. MultiChem Inc. is the leading independent Canadian additive
distributor to the metal working fluid industry. MultiChem, a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Atrium Biotechnolgies, is also a recognized leader in the life
sciences, CASE and industrial chemicals commodity markets.

For further information:

For further information: Afton Chemical Corporation Ken Cundy,
804-788-5800 or MultiChem Inc. Dave Saucier, 905-812-7519

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