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17th February 2017, UK

Synthomer to invest EUR 20 million in its dispersion plant in Germany

Synthomer, a leading supplier of waterborne dispersions and speciality polymers, will invest EUR 20 million in its dispersion plant located in Worms, Germany. The investment adds several new and fully automated production lines for acrylic-dispersions.

According to the manufacturer, the plant extension strengthens the company’s continuous growth in paints and coatings, construction chemicals, technical textiles, as well as adhesives and sealants.

Synthomer's dispersion plant in Worms, Germany. © Synthomer

The production plant in Worms is Synthomer’s largest acrylic site in Europe, being strategically well located with close proximity to the customer base and excellent connections to the river Rhine, railway and road.

Expansion

The investment will add 30,000 tonnes to its existing capacity. The high flexibility of the newly constructed lines is said to enable further organic growth in the specialty segments, since more than 25% of the new capacity will be utilised by innovative, highly environmentally friendly products, the company reports.

The expansion is also said to allow shorter supply lead times and meet highest production and quality standards. This investment further strengthens Synthomers pan-European dispersion plant network across the United Kingdom, Germany, Czech Republic, France, Italy and Spain. The project is expected to complete by third quarter 2018.

Synthomer

Synthomer is one of the leading producers of emulsion polymers, serving customers across a broad range of industrial, construction materials, automotive, consumer and healthcare markets.

Synthomer is a FTSE 250 listed company with headquarters in the UK. Today it employs 2,000 people with manufacturing plants, technology centres and sales offices in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and the USA.

www.synthomer.com

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