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Celanese acquires LCP and PCT product lines from DuPont Performance Polymers

By Gerald Ondrey |

Celanese Corp. (Dallas, Tex.; www.celanese.com) today announced that its Advanced Engineered Materials business has completed a transaction to acquire two product lines, DuPont Zenite liquid crystal polymer (LCP) and Thermx polycyclohexylene-dimethylene terephthalate (PCT), from DuPont Performance Polymers. “This acquisition will continue to build upon Celanese’s position as a global supplier of high performance materials and technology-driven applications as we continue to expand our innovative offerings in growth-oriented segments to support our customers,” says David Weidman, chairman and CEO, Celanese. “These two products broaden the company’s Ticona Engineering Polymers offerings, enabling Celanese to respond to a globalizing customer base, especially in the high growth electrical and electronics application segments.”   Leading electronics manufacturers, governments and consumer groups around the world are increasingly calling for the development of “green electronics.” Many of these global manufacturers are discontinuing the use of halogenated compounds in their products in favor of more environmentally friendly components. This acquisition will strengthen Ticona´s…
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