CHARLOTTE, NC – Clariant is acquiring XL Performance Chemicals, Dalton, GA, from Fibro Chem LLC and its affiliates. The acquisition unites Clariant’s extensive network of sales, technical service and support with XL Performance Chemicals’ proven know-how and family of technologies for more than 100 different foam-control products.

Manufacturing will continue to be centered in the United States, at a facility in Greenville, SC, operated under a toll agreement, with the potential for Clariant to transfer manufacturing to its own plants elsewhere in the world as market penetration and growth increase.