Michelman acquires floor polish additive business from Clariant

Michelman acquires floor polish additive business from Clariant

11:17 PM, 15th November 2011
Michelman acquires floor polish additive business from Clariant


CINCINNATI, US: Michelman has acquired Clariant’s European based licomer business, which includes licomer line of floor polish additives, associated intellectual property, equipment and assets. Michelman will integrate all related customer support and technical service into its offices and labs in Luxembourg and Belgium. The company has named Vladimir Nunez as Business Manager, Licomer. Clariant will continue to sell and service the licomer line in Central and South America and the Caribbean under a trademark license from Michelman.

Nunez, who was previously Michelman’s Sales Manager in Europe, will be responsible for ensuring a seamless transition for existing licomer customers in the short term, as well as on-going business concerns over time. He will report directly to Peter Roggeman, Managing Director, Europe, Michelman. Clariant will also be providing support through the transition to help bring uninterrupted technical service to all customers.

There will be no change in product names, packaging – other than adding a Michelman logo or formulations. “The licomer acquisition dovetails perfectly with our existing floor polish additives business. We have long offered a broad selection of wax emulsions to the industry. The addition of licomer polymer dispersions complements our existing product offerings,” said Roggeman.

“There are many long-standing licomer customers in Europe, especially in Spain and Portugal. Nunez has been serving customers in all of Europe, with a focus on Spain, Portugal, Italy and France, so all regions of the continent will be well served through this transition,” added Roggeman.

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