Lanxess acquires US bladder producer TCB

ERJ staff report (LMH)

Leverkusen, Germany – Lanxess’ wholly-owned subsidiary Rhein Chemie has acquired US-based Tire Curing Bladders LLC (TCB) – a leading manufacturer of bladders for the tyre industry. Financial details were not disclosed. The transaction will close with immediate effect.

Privately-owned TCB is based in Little Rock, Arkansas, and operates a bladder production facility with an annual capacity in excess of 400 000 units, Lanxess said in a 14 March news release. The company achieved sales of $21 million in 2011 and employs about…

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