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Showa Denko expands fluorine capacity with acquisition

25 September 2008 | By Mark Osborne | News > Materials and Gases

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F2 Chemicals FactoryShowa Denko K.K. (SDK) is to expand its presence in the growing fluorine market, specifically in the semiconductor and LCD manufacturing sectors with the purchase of F2 Chemicals Limited. The company is based in the UK and is a joint venture between Asahi Glass and Mitsubishi. Terms of the deal were not disclosed; however, F2 Chemicals had a capitalization value of £11 million pounds sterling and 33 employees.

SDK said that it will also expand its lineup of fluorine compounds to further expand its chemicals business.

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