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DyStar sells Brunsbüttel site

By Gerald Ondrey |

CBW Chemie GmbH Bitterfeld Wolfen (www.cbwchem.com) and WeylChem Group (www.weylchem.com) have reached an agreement with DyStar Colours Deutschland GmbH (Frankfurt; www.dystar.com) for the acquisition of DyStar’s production site in Brunsbüttel, Germany. 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 m3 for the production of up to 25,000 ton/yr of dyes. 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…
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