Emerald Performance Materials LLC has created a new division, combining its own reactive liquid polymers business with CVC Specialty Chemicals, a firm acquired by Emerald earlier this year.
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio-based Emerald has named the new division CVC Thermoset Specialties. It will be led by John Cech, founder and former president of CVC Specialty Chemicals. In addition to reactive liquid polymers, the division will produce thermoset raw materials for uses including structural composites and adhesives for automotive, aerospace, sporting goods and wind-energy applications.
The new division, based in Moorestown, N.J., will produce epoxy in Maple Shade, N.J., and reactive liquid polymers in Akron, Ohio. Research and development and technical service will be housed in Moorestown and Akron, with customer service also based in Moorestown.
The unit's product lines include Epalloy specialty epoxy, HyPox elastomer-modified epoxy and Hypro reactive liquid polymers.
CVC will boost epoxy capacity in Maple Shade later this year through process improvements, according to marketing director Julie Vaughn.
Earlier this year, Emerald also bought the carbon-black dispersion product line of Wolstenholme International Ltd. of Bolton, England.
The company is interested in further acquisitions, Vaughn added.