Trinseo Acquires Dow’s Latex Binders Assets and Rheinmunster Site in Germany
October 18, 2019
Trinseo has completed the acquisition of Dow’s latex production facilities and related infrastructure at Rheinmunster, Germany. The transaction includes full ownership and operational control of both latex production facilities at Rheinmunster, as well as site infrastructure and services contracts, and approximately 108 employees who have transferred from Dow to Trinseo.
“The completion of this acquisition is directly aligned with Trinseo’s strategy to grow its Latex Binders business in applications serving the coatings, adhesives, and sealants markets, as well as specialty paper,” said Frank Bozich, president and CEO of Trinseo. “The Rheinmunster site is well positioned for future expansion and is ideally located to serve many of our European customers. With these acquired assets, we will further enhance our product offerings to provide advanced solutions and chemistries that are required by our customers in attractive growth segments.”
According to the company, the acquisition enhances Trinseo’s production network across Europe — including an existing Trinseo latex production plant in Rheinmunster, Germany, as well as operations in Hamina, Finland; Norrkoping, Sweden; and Terneuzen, The Netherlands. Trinseo stated that this grid of latex binders production facilities allows Trinseo to supply customers across Europe, the Middle East, and northern Africa.