CBW/WeylChem acquire DyStar site

8 September 2010

CBW Chemie GmbH Bitterfeld Wolfen and WeylChem Group have reached an agreement with DyStar Colours Deutschland GmbH for the acquisition of DyStar’s production site in Brunsbüttel.

The site, which is part of the Bayer Industrial Park in Brunsbüttel, is currently used for the production of mainly reactive dyes. The Brunsbüttel site has a reactor capacity of about 2,500 cubic metres for the production of up to 25,000 tons of dyes per year. It has also reactor trains for halogen exchange and for reactions with phosgene. DyStar plans to transfer most of the production of reactive dyes to Asia at the beginning of 2012.

CBW and WeylChem will use the Brunsbüttel site in the future as a mutual production platform. With the new facilities, CBW plans to substantially expand its activities in contract manufacturing of paper, textile and leather dyes. WeylChem, a leading production partner of agrochemical manufacturers, intends to complete its technology portfolio by offering phosgenations. For that, the capacity for phosgenations in Brunsbüttel will be expanded. The site will be managed by CBW. In the context of the transaction, which is expected to be completed by October 2010 all 120 DyStar employees will be employed by the buyer.

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