Exton, Philadelphia --Speciality chemicals manufacturer Sartomer Co. has acquired worldwide rights to the Krasol liquid polybutadiene business of Kaucuk A.S. of Czech Republic to enhance its position in the liquid elastomers business.
Financial details of the deal, which Sartomer describes as a strategic alliance, were not released.
Sartomer, a subsidiary of France's petrochemical giant Total Group, has created a new subsidiary, Sartomer Czech Sro, to run the operation.
The unit uses liquid polybutadiene to create a series of special polymers under the name Krasol that are used to prepare rubber mixtures, as a constituent for polyurethanes, as a binder for various composite materials or for the production of elastic moulds, Sartomer said.
The Krasol product range joins the Polybd and Ricon resin ranges already sold by Sartomer.