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Emerald Performance Materials Acquires CVC Specialty Chemicals

11 February 2008

Emerald Performance Materials has acquired CVC Specialty Chemicals, the manufacturer of specialty epoxies, monomers, and catalysts for structural composites, adhesives, coatings and industrial applications.

The product lines included in the sale are Epalloy Specialty Epoxy Resins, HyPox Elastomer Modified Epoxy Resins, Erisys Monomers and Modifiers, and Omicure Catalysts and Accelerators. These product lines will continue to be manufactured at their current locations. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

CVC’s products are used in high performance applications such as structural composites and adhesives for automotive and aerospace applications; automotive, industrial and marine coatings; electronic circuit boards; sporting goods; and wind energy blades. The privately-held company was founded in 1982 by President and General Manager John Cech, and serves its global customer base from its facilities in Moorestown, NJ.

Peter M. Fielder, VP and General Manager, Emerald Specialty Polymers LLC, stated, “We are very enthusiastic about this strategic acquisition. CVC is an excellent fit for Emerald and complements our Reactive Liquid Polymers (“RLP”) product line. Both CVC and RLP are technology leaders offering specialty products for high performance thermoset systems and serve common applications in structural composites, adhesives and coatings. Bringing to market these two product lines provides a real benefit to our customers and an important strategic advantage to Emerald.”

John Cech, President and General Manager, CVC Specialty Chemicals, Inc., added, “I am proud of the legacy of CVC and the successes we have had over the last 25 years since our inception. However, we have determined that the best path forward is to join forces with a company that has the financial and operating resources to allow us to realize our strategic potential. We could not have found a better partner than Emerald. I am excited about the growth opportunities and operating efficiencies that we will obtain by combining complementary technology and applications know-how with Emerald’s Specialty Polymers business.”






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