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Degussa strengthens performance flooring solutions

Published on 2004-04-29. Author : SpecialChem


Degussa's Business Unit Construction Systems Americas announced the transfer of Degussa's Business Line Binders and Additives' Specialty Resins Systems (SRS) polymer flooring business to Degussa Business Line Building Systems (DBS) effective July 1, 2004. The SRS products will be integrated into the existing DBS flooring product line, establishing the most comprehensive and technologically advanced flooring offering in the construction industry.

"Combining all Degussa flooring products into one group is another example of our ongoing efforts to build on the Degussa principle of 'intelligent linking' between business units. This allows Degussa to maximize its resources and technology so we can continue to provide the most innovative solutions and services for our customers," said John Salvatore, Head of Business Unit Construction Systems Americas.

Utilizing the experience and expertise of both groups, Degussa Building Systems will assemble a dedicated team of sales specialists to support and grow this enhanced flooring business. This team will be focused solely on assisting contractors, engineers, architects and building owners to design and construct quality flooring systems that maximize the use and functionality of their facilities.

Mike Galasso, Head of Business Line Building Systems, commented, "This is a very exciting opportunity for Degussa. The options we will provide to our customers with the combination of Ucrete®, Selby® and Degadur® branded systems are immense. In addition, by leveraging Degussa's industry-leading expertise in concrete technology, the knowledge and solutions our team can provide are unparalleled."

Dr. Hans-Josef Ritzert, Head of Business Line Binders and Additives, adds, "We are delighted that Degussa Building Systems will now be responsible for the SRS polymer flooring business, allowing us to concentrate on our core competence, the production of highest quality DEGADUR® methacrylate resins for this application."

Degussa Building Systems is a leader in the manufacture of chemicals and building products for the construction industry. Its widely recognized brands - Sonneborn®, Thoro®, MBT Protection and Repair, ThoRoc®, Hydrozo®, SELBY, UCRETE®, CHEMREX® and Radiance®. - provide joint sealant, waterproofing membrane, grout, concrete repair, clear water repellent, performance flooring, surface adhesive and wall coating solutions. Degussa Construction Chemicals is the largest construction chemicals company in the world. Degussa Building Systems is headquartered in Shakopee, MN, a suburb of Minneapolis/St. Paul.

Degussa is a multinational corporation consistently aligned to highly profitable specialty chemistry. In fiscal 2003, its 47,000 employees generated sales of €11.4 billion and operating profits (EBIT) of €878 million, making it Germany's third-largest chemical company and the global market leader in specialty chemicals. Innovative products and system solutions enable Degussa to play a valuable and indispensable role in the success of its customers, as summed up by our claim "creating essentials."

Source: Degussa

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