DALTON, Ga.—Tiarco has completed its purchase of H.B. Fuller's surfactants, thickeners and dispersants business for $71 million.
Based in Dalton, the business produces thickeners used in carpet, floor coatings, adhesive and caulk formulations, as well as surfactants used in detergents, wetting agents, and foam boosters in beauty and health care products.
Tiarco, a subsidiary of Dalton-based Textile Rubber & Chemical Co. Inc., said it looks forward to working with H.B. Fuller on a smooth transition.
"Textile Rubber & Chemical Co. and the Tiarco team are excited to have H.B. Fuller's Rheology and Surfactant group join our portfolio of businesses," Kevin Nolan, vice president and general manager of Tiarco, said in a statement. "Their products and new chemistries, combined with their outstanding operational and commercial teams, will greatly enhance our company's ability to serve existing core markets, while introducing us to additional application areas."
Tiarco is a specialty chemical manufacturer that serves the latex, grease and lubricant, water treatment, and oil and gas industries.