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Brazil: Ketone Peroxides Akzo Nobel Completes Acquisition of Polinox

| Editor: Alexander Stark

Akzo Nobel Specialty Chemicals has completed its acquisition of Polinox, a Brazilian producer of ketone peroxides, an essential ingredient in the manufacture of polymers.

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"We signed an agreement to acquire Polinox in July and are fully prepared for a swift integration," said Johan Landfors, Executive Committee Member responsible for Polymer Chemistry.
"We signed an agreement to acquire Polinox in July and are fully prepared for a swift integration," said Johan Landfors, Executive Committee Member responsible for Polymer Chemistry.
(Source: Marije Kuiper/Akzo Nobel)

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.

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