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Evonik Acquires Arkema's Methacrylate Esters Business

8:55 AM MDT | March 29, 2010 | Natasha Alperowicz

Evonik Industries has acquired Arkema's specialty methacrylate esters business for an undisclosed price. The move follows the restructuring of Arkema's Carling, France methacrylates operations last year, which included closure of the company's 80,000-m.t./year methyl methacrylate (MMA) unit at the site. This unit supplied feedstock to the methacrylate ester facilities, which produced 2-ethylhexyl methacrylate, dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate, and n- and i-butyl methacrylate. These facilities have also discontinued production at Carling and Evonik is purchasing...

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