Conshohocken, Pennsylvania-Lamberti USA announced in mid-January that it has bought the Synair Hawthorne Polyols & Surfactants manufacturing site in Chattanooga,Tennessee.
The 46-acre Synair site, commissioned in 2001, specialises in ethoxylation/propoxylation technology to produce alkoxylated adducts. These include a wide range of polyols, surfactants, block copolymers, intermediates and blends.
Italian-headquartered group Lamberti has also formed a new company - Lamberti Synthesis USA, which will operate as an independent company of the Conshohocken-based Lamberti USA Group.
The new unit's business will focus on custom (toll) manufacturing as well as captive and merchant market supply opportunities.
Synair's offerings for the polyurethanes sector included supply of polyols for use in a wide range of rigid foam and elastomeric systems. It also made ethoxylated adducts used in surfactants, lubricants, dispersions, and additives and fatty acid and alcohol alkoxylates for lubricants, personal care products, oil field and agricultural chemicals."