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DAK Americas Completes PET Buy

2:58 PM MDT | September 9, 2011

Grupo Alfa’s (Monterrey, Mexico) DAK Americas unit says it has completed the acquisition of the polyethylene terephthalate (PET) business of Wellman for $185 million. The deal includes Wellman’s PET resin facility at Bay St. Louis, MS, which has production capacity of about 430,000 m.t./year, raising DAK Americas’ total PET resin production capacity to more than 1.9 million m.t./year. The acquisition follows DAK’s purchase of Eastman Chemical’s PET business at Columbia, SC last...

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