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Ashland Completes Purchase of Air Products' Adhesives Business

10:21 AM MDT | July 1, 2008 | Kate Phillips

Ashland says it has completed its acquisition of the pressure-sensitive adhesive business and the atmospheric emulsions business from Air Products for $92 million. The transaction includes Air Products’ manufacturing plants at Elkton, MD, and Piedmont, SC, as well as acrylic and polyvinyl acetate technologies. The acquired units generated 2007 sales of $126 million, and will be merged into Ashland’s Specialty Polymers & Adhesives business. The 80 Air Products employees will transfer to Ashland. The deal is a “highly desirable addition”...

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