Processing Magazine

Illinois Tool buys Dow''s Trymer; terms undisclosed

July 14, 2008
According to the Associated Press, industrial products and equipment manufacturer Illinois Tool Works Inc. said recently that it acquired Dow Chemical Co.''s Trymer polyisocyanurate rigid foam business.

Financial details were not disclosed.

LaPorte, Texas-based Trymer makes PIR foam used in pipe and mechanical insulation, panel insulation, and floral and craft among other applications, Illinois Tool said.

The deal also calls for Dow to supply Illinois Tool with extruded polystyrene pipe insulation billets for the mechanical insulation market.

Trymer will be a wholly owned business unit of Illinois Tool and part of the company''s industrial packaging group. It will maintain its brand name and operate as a separate business.