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CBW/WeylChem agree to buy Dystar Brunsbüttel Site
Sep '10
CBW Chemie GmbH Bitterfeld Wolfen and WeylChem Group have reached an agreement with DyStar Colours Deutschland GmbH for the acquisition of DyStar's production site in Brunsbüttel.

The site, which is part of the Bayer Industrial Park in Brunsbüttel, is currently used for the production of mainly reactive dyes. The Brunsbüttel site has a reactor capacity of about 2,500 cubic meters for the production of up to 25,000 tons of dyes per year. It has also reactor trains for halogen exchange and for reactions with phosgene.

DyStar plans to transfer most of the production of reactive dyes to Asia at the beginning of 2012. CBW and WeylChem will use the Brunsbüttel site in the future as a mutual production platform. With the new facilities, CBW plans to substantially expand its activities in contract manufacturing of paper, textile and leather dyes.

WeylChem, a leading production partner of agrochemical manufacturers, intends to complete its technology portfolio by offering phosgenations. For that, the capacity for phosgenations in Brunsbüttel will be expanded. The site will be managed by CBW. In the context of the transaction, which is expected to be completed by October 2010. All 120 DyStar employees will be employed by the buyer.

DyStar is a leading provider of products and services for the textile industry. Trained specialists and modern service laboratories in all major markets ensure fast and competent customer service. Thanks to its high-quality and innovative solutions, DyStar helps its customers to lower their costs, to reliably meet quality and environmental standards and to shorten delivery times. DyStar has about 2700 employees in more than 50 countries and runs 21 production facilities in 13 countries.

CBW Chemie GmbH Bitterfeld Wolfen is a privately owned chemical company. It originated from the former Chemiekombinat Bitterfeld in 1997 through privatization. CBW works internationally in the field of contract manufacturing of dyes and speciality chemicals.

WeylChem is a member of International Chemical Investors Group. It runs production facilities in Höchst and Griesheim (Germany), in Elgin (USA), in Trissino (Italy, Miteni SpA) and in Thann (France, PPC SAS). WeylChem is one of the leading providers of building blocks and custom synthesis worldwide, working for multinational customers in the agrochemicals, pharmaceuticals and polymer industries.

DyStar Colours Deutschland GmbH

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