Bayer buys other 50% of US, Canada polyurethane JV from PolyOne

02 December 2010 21:15  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Bayer MaterialScience acquired the remaining 50% of its North American polyurethane (PU) specialties joint venture (JV) from PolyOne, the companies said on Thursday.

Formed in 2003, Bayer described the BayOne Urethane Systems company as a joint venture for polyurethane specialties in the US and Canada.

Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“This transaction gives BayOne full access to Bayer MaterialScience markets and technologies that can accelerate growth,” said Fernando D’Andrea, general manager of St Louis, Missouri-based BayOne.

BayOne has 33 employees and focuses on urethane systems development and service in application areas such as footwear, rigid foams and flexible moulded foams, Bayer said.

PolyOne said the cash it received in the deal would provide additional liquidity to support organic and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) growth strategies.

Through September, PolyOne said it had recorded $2.2m (€1.7m) in 2010 equity earnings from its 50% share of BayOne profits.

($1 = €0.76)

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By: Ben DuBose
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