Pilot Chemical buys ATRP Solutions | July 17, 2017 Issue - Vol. 95 Issue 29 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 95 Issue 29 | p. 16 | Concentrates
Issue Date: July 17, 2017

Pilot Chemical buys ATRP Solutions

Department: Business
Keywords: Polymers, acquisition, oil field chemicals

Pilot Chemical has acquired the atom transfer radical polymerization specialist ATRP Solutions. Cincinnati-based Pilot says the deal adds a new chemistry to its existing alkylation, sulfonation, and sulfation technologies. ATRP is based on the work of Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, a professor of chemistry at Carnegie Mellon University who received a 2009 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award for developing the copper-mediated polymerization technique. ATRP CEO Patrick McCarthy, who started the firm 11 years ago, will remain with ATRP in Pittsburgh.

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