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April 1, 2014

Sulzer acquires polymer foams specialist Aixfotec

Mary Page Bailey

Sulzer Chemtech (Winterthur, Switzerland; is taking over Aixfotec GmbH, a leading technology company in extrusion systems for the production of polymer foams, based in Aachen, Germany. The acquisition was signed and concluded on March 31, 2014. This acquisition widens Sulzer Chemtech’s portfolio in the field of polymer technology and strengthens its position as a technology leader and system supplier in plastics manufacturing.
This acquisition strengthens Sulzer Chemtech’s position as a supplier in polymer production systems, with a wide range of technologies for continuous production of polymers. Sulzer’s global engineering and manufacturing capabilities, its position as a major enterprise and its global network yield considerable synergies with respect to geographical regions and market segments.
Integration of the acquired business into Sulzer Chemtech will start immediately. The entire staff is retained and will relocate to Switzerland.

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