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Lanxess acquires US-based firm, Tire Curing Bladders

12:04 AM, 16th March 2012
Lanxess acquires US-based firm, Tire Curing Bladders
Rainier van Roessel, Board Member, Lanxess.

LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY: Rhein Chemie, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lanxess has acquired Tire Curing Bladders LLC (TCB), a leading US based manufacturer of bladders for the tire industry. Financial details were not disclosed. The transaction will close with immediate effect. The purchase of TCB is third acquisition of Lanxess in US within six months.

“The acquisition of TCB is a further cornerstone in our strategy to position Rhein Chemie as a global producer of high-quality bladders. We are gaining capacities to serve our growing list of tire customers and we also gain access to bladders for tires of trucks, off-road and agricultural vehicles, as well as building machines. North America remains a very important market for specialty chemicals and technology-driven solutions developed by Lanxess,” said Rainier van Roessel, Board Member, Lanxess.

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