BASF Divests from Bleaching Clay and Mineral Absorbents

July 20, 2017

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BASF Divests from Bleaching Clay and Mineral Absorbents

The Catalysts division of BASF announced Monday that a previously announced sale of its Bleaching Clay and Mineral Absorbents units to EP Engineered Clays Corporation has closed.

EP Engineered Clays, an affiliate of EP Minerals LLC, a global provider of engineered products from industrial minerals, will take possession of a production site and clay mine in Mississippi, as well as the mineral rights sublease for a mine in Arizona.

“The divestiture of our Bleaching Clay and Mineral Absorbents businesses to EP Minerals will help us to focus our process catalysts portfolio on more strategic growth areas,” BASF Senior Vice President of Process Catalysts Detlef Ruff said in a company press release. “We thank our employees in Mississippi for their contributions and wish them future success as part of the EP Minerals team.”

66 employees were moved to EP Minerals under the deal, according to BASF.

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