Brazil: Ketone Peroxides Akzo Nobel Completes Acquisition of Polinox
Akzo Nobel Specialty Chemicals has completed its acquisition of Polinox, a Brazilian producer of ketone peroxides, an essential ingredient in the manufacture of polymers.
Amsterdam/The Netherlands — The purchase expands the company's footprint in South America, establishing it as one of the region's leading producers of curing systems for polyester thermoset resins.
The Dutch copany acquires Polinox's brands and trademarks, including Brasnox, Perbenzox and Tecnox Super, as well as its customer list and production expertise. Manufacture of those products will move to the company's plant at Itupeva, Brazil, which is currently being expanded, by the third quarter of 2019.