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Croda Expands Polyamides with Arizona Chemical Business Acquisition

Posted: May 24, 2013

Croda International Plc. has completed the acquisition of the specialty products business of Arizona Chemical. The acquisition brings Croda a portfolio of class leading oil gelling polymers, further expanding Croda’s footprint in the polymers arena, while strengthening Croda’s position as leaders in specialty chemicals from renewable resources.

The technologies of the acquired business are naturally derived polyamides with high bio-renewable content, presently marketed as Sylvaclear, Sylvasol, Uniclear and Sylvage.

Keith Layden, Croda’s chief technology officer, said “We are pleased to expand our portfolio of effects with this acquisition. The varied functionality of these specialized polyamides as film formers, water repellent agents, polymeric emulsion stabilizers, structuring agents, rheology modifiers, pigment stabilizers and active delivery systems will be a valuable addition to our offerings across all the market sectors serviced by Croda. In addition, we see many opportunities to further differentiate the technology and create value for ourselves and our customers.”

Croda will immediately commence the transition of these the products into its portfolio, including the transfer of production to an existing Croda manufacturing site in Europe.