MIDLAND, Mich. (May 1)—Dow Corning Corp. has completed its acquisition of St. Laurent DuPont, France-based Multibase S.A., an independent thermoplastics compounder serving the automotive, appliance, construction and packaging industries. Dow Corning's plastics business unit and Multibase are integrating operations under the Multibase corporate brand name to become a leader in the market for thermoplastic/elastomeric materials and solutions, Dow Corning said. The companies' industry expertise and complimentary product lines will give customers an enhanced portfolio and increase use of Multibase's manufacturing capacity by moving Dow Corning's plastic product line from contract manufacturing to in-house production. The agreement also will expand Multibase's products to the Asian market, including Japan, Korea and China, through Dow Corning's commercial infrastructure.
Dow Corning completes Multibase purchase
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