ESSEN, Germany – Evonik Industries concluded its purchase of the hanse chemie Group, comprising hanse chemie AG and nanoresins AG.

The hanse chemie Group is headquartered in Geesthacht near Hamburg, Germany, where it produces high-quality components and raw materials for the manufacture of sealants and adhesives, molding and casting compounds, and other products. The greatest share of business will be incorporated into the Interface & Performance Business Line, whose activities surrounding the silicone specialties it produces are directed at a variety of industrial markets. In the future, activities in the coatings industry will be conducted by the Coating Additives Business Line.

Additionally, the company successfully completed the divestment of its carbon black activities. The new owners are the investors Rhône Capital and Triton Partners. The business was acquired intact and now operates as Orion Engineered Carbons.