ARKEMA IS to buy specialty ?

Bains, Elizabeth
July 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;7/9/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 74, p19
Trade Publication
The article reports that Arkema is planning to buy specialty polymers and additives firm Coatex from Switzerland's Omya Group for an undisclosed amount. The French chemicals maker said the acquisition follows its recent divestments of non-strategic assets, in particular agrochemicals and urea formaldehyde resins, and corresponds to a new step in Arkema's growth plans." Arkema said the takeover offered strong synergies downstream of its acrylic monomer production in the U.S. and France.


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