Ciba & Techmer cooperate in masterbatches.
The masterbatches business unit of Ciba Specialty Chemicals,
Tarrytown, N.Y., and Techmer PM of Clinton, Tenn., have entered into an
agreement to sell each other's color and additive masterbatches for
plastics and fibers. Ciba has facilities in Europe, the Middle East, and
Southeast Asia, while Techmer has five facilities across the U.S. The
agreement will make it easier for both parties to make products and
technical service available globally. The agreement also includes
non-exclusive licensing of know-how and patents worldwide. Techmer
masterbatches supplied by Ciba will carry the Techsperse trade name and
Ciba masterbatches supplied by Techmer will carry Ciba trade names.
Ciba: (914) 785-2000, www.cibasc.com; Techmer: (865) 457-6700,