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Johnson Matthey to Buy Catalyst Maker Argillon

3:37 AM MST | December 10, 2007 | Kerri Walsh

Johnson Matthey says it has signed an agreement to buy catalysts company Argillon Group (Redwitz, Germany) for €214 million ($313.8 million) in cash from Ceramics Luxembourg, a company owned by private equity firm KKR. Argillon has leading catalyst technology used to control nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions, which will expand Johnson Matthey’s existing product line, the company says. Argillon’s products include catalysts for heavy and medium duty diesel vehicles; stationary diesel engines; marine applications; and coal, oil, and gas fired turbines in power...

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