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OMG to Acquire Coating Additives Firm from Lanxess

9:00 AM MDT | September 12, 2007 | Nancy Seewald

Several suppliers to the paint industry announced deals last week, including OM Group (OMG), which agreed to purchase specialty coating additives supplier Borchers (Lagenfeld, Germany) from Lanxess, for an undisclosed amount. OMG says it will integrate Borchers with its existing advanced organics coatings business. Borchers has production operations in France, and regional technical service centers in China, Germany, and the U.S. It posted 2006 sales of approximately €36 million ($49 million). “Borchers is an excellent fit with our advanced organics...

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