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Altana Buys Polymer Modifier Producer

8:20 AM MST | January 20, 2011 | Kerri Walsh

Altana has agreed to acquire polymer modifier producer Kometra Kunststoff-Modifikatoren und –Additiv (Schkopau, Germany). Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Kometra will be integrated into Altana’s BYK Additives & Instruments division.   Kometra’s modifiers are specific surface-active copolymers, which are used as impact modifiers and adhesion promoters in many applications. Polymer modifiers are applied in the refinement of standard plastics.  “With Kometra’s technology there are new fields of business...

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