Mallard Creek Polymers Inc. (MCP) recently announced it has reached agreement with Michelman Corp. to acquire the intellectual property of the Michelman subsidiary Ecronova Polymer GmbH. In the short term, Mallard Creek Polymers will reportedly offer a limited number of products based on Ecronova recipes and knowhow from several manufacturing partners in Europe. Long-term, the company plans to reestablish the product line for customers across Europe, add its North American products to the European portfolio, and introduce Ecronova grades for customers in North America.
“We are pleased to add Ecronova’s product and process technology to our portfolio,” said Thayne Hansen, vice president and general manager of Mallard Creek Polymers. “Our technology heritage stems from Unocal, Rohm and Haas, and Dow Reichhold Specialty Latex, as well as Mallard Creek’s collaboration with customers.”