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Ingevity moves to protect gasoline vapor emission control technology patent


Ingevity Corporation (NYSE:NGVT) has taken proactive steps to protect
and defend its patent covering canister systems used in the control of
automotive gasoline vapor emissions (Patent No. RE38,844). The company
today brought a range of legal actions against two companies – BASF
Corp., Florham Park, New Jersey, and MAHLE Filter Systems North America,
Inc., Murfreesboro, Tennessee – alleging patent infringement.

Ingevity's patent covers certain canister systems designed to achieve
gasoline vapor emission levels that comply with the most stringent U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 3 and California LEV III
regulations. Ingevity's patent rights preclude third parties – including
competitors, suppliers, testing facilities and automotive original
equipment manufacturers (OEMs) – from engaging in development
activities, such as prototype creation, testing, marketing and
qualifying, during the life of the patent which is set to expire in
March 2022.

"Ingevity has invested and is continuing to invest significantly in our
automotive gasoline vapor emission control technology," said Michael
Wilson, Ingevity's president and CEO. "Our leadership and expertise in
this application are unique and it's incumbent upon us to defend our
innovations against infringement – including premature development
activity – for the benefit of our customers and shareholders. What's
more, we continue to build new capacity and develop new patented
technologies to help solve our customers' challenges just as we have
successfully done for the past four decades."

Ingevity's suit against BASF, filed in U.S. District Court in
Wilmington, Delaware, alleges that BASF is infringing Ingevity's patent
through the development and marketing of a product that would presumably
compete with Ingevity's "honeycomb" technology. Ingevity's suit against
MAHLE, filed in U.S. District Court in the Northern District of
Illinois, also alleges that MAHLE has engaged in development activities,
as well as the manufacture, marketing and sale of infringing canisters.

"We remain confident in the strength of our intellectual property,
including this patent and our other patent-protected technologies," said
Wilson. "As such, we remain confident in the short- and long-term
outlook for this business."

The automotive gasoline vapor emission control products are part of
Ingevity's Performance Materials segment which has manufacturing
facilities in Covington, Virginia; Wickliffe, Kentucky; Waynesboro,
Georgia; Changshu, China; and Zhuhai, China. Ingevity estimates that
globally approximately 8 million gallons of gasoline are captured and
recovered by the company's activated carbon products every day.

Ingevity: Purify, Protect and Enhance

Ingevity provides specialty chemicals and high-performance carbon
materials and technologies that purify, protect and enhance the world
around us. Through a team of talented and experienced people, Ingevity
develops, manufactures and brings to market products and processes that
help customers solve complex problems. These products are used in a
variety of demanding applications, including asphalt paving, oil
exploration and production, agrochemicals, adhesives, lubricants,
publication inks and automotive components that reduce gasoline vapor
emissions. Headquartered in North Charleston, South Carolina, Ingevity
operates from 25 locations around the world and employs approximately
1,600 people. The company is traded on the New York Stock Exchange
(NYSE:NGVT). For more information visit

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competitive positions; growth opportunities for existing products;
benefits from new technology and cost-reduction initiatives, plans and
objectives; and markets for securities. Like other businesses, Ingevity
is subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause its actual
results to differ materially from its expectations or that could cause
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statements to prove incorrect, include, without limitation, risks that
the expected benefits from the acquisition will not be realized or will
not be realized in the expected time period; the risk that the
businesses will not be integrated successfully; significant transaction
costs; unknown or understated liabilities; general economic and
financial conditions; international sales and operations; currency
exchange rates and currency devaluation; compliance with U.S. and
foreign regulations; attracting and retaining key personnel; conditions
in the automotive market or adoption of alternative technologies;
worldwide air quality standards; government infrastructure spending;
declining volumes in the printing inks market; the limited supply of
crude tall oil ("CTO"); lack of access to sufficient CTO; access to and
pricing of raw materials; competition from producers of substitute
products and new technologies; a prolonged period of low energy prices;
the provision of services by third parties at several facilities;
natural disasters, such as hurricanes, winter or tropical storms,
earthquakes, floods, fires; other unanticipated problems such as labor
difficulties including renewal of collective bargaining agreements,
equipment failure or unscheduled maintenance and repair; protection of
intellectual property and proprietary information; information
technology security risks; government policies and regulations,
including, but not limited to, those affecting the environment, climate
change, tax policies and the chemicals industry; and lawsuits arising
out of environmental damage or personal injuries associated with
chemical or other manufacturing processes. These and other important
factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially
from those expressed in forward-looking statements that may have been
made in this document are and will be more particularly described in our
filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including our
Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017 and our other periodic
filings. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on Ingevity's
projections and forward-looking statements, which speak only as the date
thereof. Ingevity undertakes no obligation to publicly release any
revision to the projections and forward-looking statements contained in
this announcement, or to update them to reflect events or circumstances
occurring after the date of this announcement.

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