Tiarco Chemical announced that it has completed the purchase of H.B. Fuller’s surfactants, thickeners and dispersants business based in Dalton, Georgia, U.S.A., for USD71 million on 1 July.
“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,” said Kevin Nolan, vice president and general manager of Tiarco. “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 and Toll and Contract opportunities. We look forward to working with H.B. Fuller on a smooth transition and continuing to deliver performance-based solutions to our current and future customers,” he said. The newly formed group will be known as Tiarco-RST (Rheology & Surfactant Technologies).
H.B. Fuller’s surfactants, thickeners, and dispersants business and its brands are well recognized, and the products include 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 healthcare products.
A subsidiary of Textile Rubber & Chemical Co., Inc., Tiarco Chemical, is a privately owned, specialty chemical manufacturer servicing latex, grease and lubricant, water treatment, and oil and gas applications. The company is active globally with global sales offices and distribution facilities worldwide.