MANCHESTER, UK — Richard Baker Harrison Ltd. (RBH) announced the acquisition of privately owned Dunwood Polymers, creating a new independent company, Dunwood Specialities Limited (DSL). RBH is a supplier of specialty functional materials, additives and chemicals to the polymer and related industries.

As a direct complement to RBH’s specialty product offerings, DSL will specialize in the distribution of water-based polymer dispersions and high-quality performance materials to the adhesives and sealants, construction, coatings, and agricultural sectors. The new company will help create stronger links to these industries and align with RBH’s vision to overcome challenges in the production of complex formulations.

RBH has a long history of growth and investment within the chemical distribution sector. The decision to include Dunwood to the family of RBH companies represents an important strategic investment for RBH as it continues to broaden its portfolio of products and resources to support customers and principals further. Peter Stanton and Stacey Turner, key members of the Dunwood management team, will remain with the business.

Stanton, owner of Dunwood Polymers, said, “We are very excited by RBH’s acquisition and the opportunity it creates to deliver on our customers’ requirements. I am delighted to be part of a team whose entrepreneurial spirit means we will work together to offer a wider portfolio of materials and more efficient supply chains to help us focus on service and broaden our innovation horizons.”

Martin Cicognani, Managing Director of RBH said, “This investment provides us with a wider scope for future-focused development and a strong customer base for our products and services that will help to inspire change across our specialist markets. We are excited to launch Dunwood Specialities as part of the RBH Group and look forward to its immediate contributions to our success together.”

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