Celanese Complete Acquisition of Emulsion Polymers Business from National Starch

Celanese Complete Acquisition of Emulsion Polymers Business from National Starch

Celanese Corporation today announced completion of the acquisition of Vinamul Polymers, the emulsion polymers business of National Starch and Chemical Company. Celanese announced its intent to purchase the business for $208 million in November 2004. NSC is a subsidiary of Imperial Chemical Industries PLC (ICI).

“This acquisition strengthens our existing emulsions business and allows us to bring leading product technologies to global customers,” said David Weidman, Celanese Chief Executive Officer. Celanese acquired its current emulsions business from Clariant in 2002.

The newly combined Celanese Emulsions business has complementary positions in Europe and North America and is a leader in emulsions used in low-emission paints and coatings, adhesives, glass and fiber coatings, paperboard and other applications.

Celanese Vice President Bill Massa, who is responsible for the existing Celanese emulsions business, will lead the newly combined organization.

The acquisition is financed through borrowings under the new senior credit facilities of BCP Crystal US Holdings Corp. BCP Crystal US Holdings is a wholly owned subsidiary of Celanese Corporation.

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