06 February 1997 00:00 [Source: ICB]
Degussa, the world's second largest manufacturer of carbon black, behind Cabot, has exercised its option to take over 100% of Portuguese carbon black producer Carbogal (Carbonos des Portual). It acquired the 97.4% stake previously held by Petrogal at a public tender. The Frankfurt group has long licensed technology to the Portuguese firm, which has capacities for 35 000 tonne/year of industrial blacks and a workforce of 80.
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