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Arkema Plans Specialty Polymers, Additives Deals...

10:05 AM MDT | July 11, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Le Hénaff: A more resilient company. Arkema says it plans to buy Coatex (Genay, France) from Omya Group (Oftrigen, Switzerland) for an undisclosed sum. Coatex primarily makes acrylic-based specialty polymers used as dispersants and thickeners in cosmetics, paint, paper, textiles, and water treatment applications. Coatex employees 300, and reported sales of €150 million ($203 million) last year. Coatex has strong raw material, process, and R&D synergies, and its products are “natural downstream activities of Arkema’s acrylic...

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