Wesel, Germany - Elantas Electrical Insulation, part of the speciality chemicals Group Altana AG, has acquired Marbo Group's casting resins business for electrical and electronic uses.
This business includes products for the encapsulation or coating of electronic components with insulation materials (compounds). Elantas main addition is Marbo's customers and know-how. Marbo, based in Milan, Italy, also makes a wide range of release agents under the Marbocote name.
Production of the resins will be incorporated into Elantas Italia's facilities in Collecchio.
Noting that the acquisition expands Elantas' electronics and engineering materials business line, Dr Wolfgang Schütt, president of the Elantas Electrical Insulation division said after similar acquisitions, the present one further enhances this business and "strengthens the locations of Elantas in Italy."
Elantas "will offer our new customers a smooth transition of the casting resins products as well as further innovative solutions in the area of electrical insulation," Schutt added.