Calgon Carbon buys Arkema business | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 94 Issue 16 | p. 14 | Concentrates
Issue Date: April 18, 2016

Calgon Carbon buys Arkema business

Department: Business
Keywords: mergers & acquistions, activated carbon, filtration, Europe

Calgon Carbon will acquire Arkema’s Ceca activated carbon and mineral-based filter aid business for $160 million. The business had sales last year of $103 million and operates six plants in Europe. Pittsburgh-based Calgon, which calls itself the world’s largest producer of granular activated carbon, says the purchase will extend its geographic reach and take it into the adjacent filtration media market. Calgon makes activated carbon, a highly porous material, from coal. Ceca’s raw material is wood.

 
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