Degussa takes control of Turkish silica JV

By Parick Raleigh ERJ On-line news editor

Dusseldorf, Germany-Degussa AG has acquired a majority-51-percent-stake in Egesil, a Turkish silica joint venture based in Adapazari near Izmit. The remaining 49-percent of shares will be held by Ege Kimya AS, said a 14 Jan Degussa statement.

Ege Kimya, a family-owned chemical group, established Egesil two years ago, with Degussa as a 25-percent shareholder. The JV, which supplies the tyre, rubber goods and paint industries, has since increased its capacity to 15 kilotonnes per annum, from 8 ktpa originally….

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