(WILMINGTON, Del. — Feb. 28, 2023 — Solenis release) — Solenis has completed its previously announced acquisition of the paper process chemicals business of Kolb Distribution, a unit of KLK Kolb Group. The deal also includes a long-term supply agreement, in which the KLK Kolb Group will manufacture paper process chemicals exclusively for Solenis.
“Bringing together the Kolb team with our consumer solutions business adds to our ability to deliver expanded offerings and provide cost-effective solutions for our EMEA pulp and paper customers. Kolb’s portfolio includes the latest innovations in deposit control, cleaning and foam control agents that will strengthen our commitment to providing more value to our customers,” said John Panichella, CEO of Solenis.
“The long-term supply agreement will give customers throughout EMEA more assurance of supply for cost-effective and high-quality products,” said Jacques Herber, Eurasia president, Solenis. “Kolb’s wide range of manufacturing process technologies, including alkoxylation, esterification and dispersion, will provide the Solenis commercial team with added product flexibility to offer customized solutions for our customers.”
Solenis is a leading global producer of specialty chemicals focused on delivering sustainable solutions for water-intensive industries, including the pulp, packaging paper and board, tissue and towel, oil and gas, petroleum refining, chemical processing, mineral processing, biorefining, power, municipal, and pool and spa markets. Owned by Platinum Equity, the company’s product portfolio includes a broad array of water treatment chemistries, process aids and functional additives, as well as state-of-the-art monitoring and control systems. These technologies are used by customers to improve operational efficiencies, enhance product quality, protect plant assets, minimize environmental impact and maintain healthy water. Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, the company has 49 manufacturing facilities strategically located around the globe and employs a team of over 6,500 professionals in 120 countries across five continents.