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Web Date: May 13, 2008

AkzoNobel Adds To Specialty Chemicals

Two acquisitions will strengthen firm's paper and polymer chemicals lines
Department: Business

AkzoNobel has signed agreements to acquire specialty chemicals businesses in Germany and Asia that the company says will strengthen its product offerings to paper and polymer chemical makers.

In the first deal, Akzo has agreed to acquire the silica sol business of Germany's H.C. Starck Group. In the second, it will acquire two organic peroxide lines from China's Jiangsu Qiangsheng. The companies did not disclose . . .

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