|The Next Polymers acquisition will give Celanese an Indian footprint in compounding polymers with post-industrial content.|
Celanese Corporation has completed the acquisition of Next Polymers Ltd., one of India’s largest engineering thermoplastics (ETP) compounders. “This acquisition complements our rapidly growing India business and establishes Celanese as a leader in the Indian ETP market by broadening our ability to serve nylon and other engineered materials customers with high product quality and service levels, while also offering our customers a wider range of polymer products,” said Scott Sutton, Celanese Chief Operating Officer.
By adding a new production unit in India, this acquisition expands Celanese’s global manufacturing footprint with a world-class domestic compounding facility and 10 production lines to support local customers in a fast-growing market and leverage a potential export base. The acquisition also grows Celanese’s capability in compounding polymers with post-industrial content, an increasingly important focus area that reinforces the company’s commitment to waste reduction and environmental accountability.
Celanese will manage Next Polymer’s ETP product portfolio within its engineered materials business to include the following products: polyamide 6 and 66; polypropylene; acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene; polycarbonate; polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA, acrylic resin)
Next Polymers specializes in custom compounding of various ETP materials and is located in Mumbai, India, with an approximately 20,000-tonnes/yr capacity compounding production facility in Silvassa, an enclave located in the union territory of Dadra & Nagar Haveli and surrounded by the state of Gujarat. Silvassa is a major industrial hub.
Financial details of the transaction are not being disclosed at this time. Celanese announced its agreement to acquire Next Polymers in October 2018.