BENVIC, A PORTFOLIO COMPANY OF INVESTINDUSTRIAL, STRENGTHENS ITS ACTIVITIES AND ITS INDUSTRIAL SITE IN FERRARA WITH THE PURCHASE OF CELANESE’S COMPOUNDING OPERATIONS AT THE FERRARA MARCONI PLANT

Ferrara, 1July 2021 – Benvic, a European leader in the production of highly innovative PVC based thermoplastic solutions and biopolymers, has announced the acquisition of the Ferrara Marconi compounding operations and related assets owned by Celanese (NYSE: CE), a leading global chemical and specialty materials company.

In January 2021, both parties had announced that they had reached an agreement and Benvic committed to take over some of Celanese’s employees at the facility. The acquisition process completed today, 1 July, and an agreement was reached with all stakeholders involved, including trade unions and relevant local authorities.

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BENVIC TO BOOST ELECTROSTATIC (ESD) PROTECTION THROUGH 2021

January 28th, 2021 – Benvic, Europe’s leader in PVC compounds and eco-sensitive solutions, is launching a range of polymer grades through 2021 that will help eliminate unwanted static and electrical discharge from a variety of products. Named ProVinyl KCC the new conductive polymers will help dissipate electricity, protecting and regulating products as diverse as cabling, packaging, tubing and flooring as well as the environments in which they are used.

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BENVIC TO BOOST ELECTROSTATIC (ESD) PROTECTION THROUGH 2021

January 28th, 2021 – Benvic, Europe’s leader in PVC compounds and eco-sensitive solutions, is launching a range of polymer grades through 2021 that will help eliminate unwanted static and electrical discharge from a variety of products. Named ProVinyl KCC the new conductive polymers will help dissipate electricity, protecting and regulating products as diverse as cabling, packaging, tubing and flooring as well as the environments in which they are used.

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BENVIC TO BOOST ELECTROSTATIC (ESD) PROTECTION THROUGH 2021

January 28th, 2021 – Benvic, Europe’s leader in PVC compounds and eco-sensitive solutions, is launching a range of polymer grades through 2021 that will help eliminate unwanted static and electrical discharge from a variety of products. Named ProVinyl KCC the new conductive polymers will help dissipate electricity, protecting and regulating products as diverse as cabling, packaging, tubing and flooring as well as the environments in which they are used.

Health and safety factors, preventing blast and fire risks, data protection and other issues are all at stake when it comes to Electrostatic Discharge (ESD). To overcome these concerns Benvic’s research and development teams have created a number of compounds that can be readily used in plastics extrusion and injection moulding. ‘Speed to market and ease of polymer processing have been key to us in designing these specialty materials,’ says Benvic Product Manager, Philippe GRESSIER.

ProVinyl KCC has all the qualities of PVC (performance, durability, cost effectiveness and ease of processing) and also has the ability to conduct electrons in order to generate an electrical drain, and thus limit the accumulation of electrical charge in the plastic product.

ProVinyl KCC compounds are primarily formulated with plasticized PVC together with a conductive filler that requires great care in order to ensure homogeneity and correct functioning. Benvic has used all of its compounding expertise in order to integrate the complex chemistry in the main body of the PVC compound. ‘Our KCC materials innovation is a perfect illustration of the momentum behind the Benvic ProVinyl brand and strategy,’ says Philippe GRESSIER.

The industrial worlds of cabling and electrical equipment immediately need the protection that ProVinyl KCC can provide: these markets include cables for electrical equipment and sensors that operate at very low voltages. In order to protect these operations from fluctuation and disturbance, an antistatic drain (ESD) is directly integrated in the polymer sheath of the cable, thus ensuring stability of conductivity.

The ProVinyl KCC protection is therefore particularly suitable for applications with high reliability and failsafe requirements, such as medical monitoring devices or automotive.

Later this year the ProVinyl KCC range will be rolled out for additional applications, including tubes and hoses for industrial fluids, personal protection equipment and antistatic flooring in sensitive environments such as clean rooms, hospitals, manufacturing or assembly plants for electronic components.

Benvic ProVinyl was launched earlier this month in order to communicate Benvic’s leadership in the PVC compounding world; designing and supplying advanced materials for a number of high-value manufacturing activities.

BENVIC GROUP REACHES AN AGREEMENT WITH CELANESE FOR THE PURCHASE OF THE FERRARA MARCONI PLANT COMPOUNDING ASSETS

Ferrara, January 19, 2021 – Benvic Group, a European leader in the production of highly innovative PVC-based thermoplastic solutions and biopolymers, announces that it has reached an agreement with Celanese (NYSE: CE), a leading multinational in the production of chemical solutions and specialty materials, for the purchase of the compounding operations of the Ferrara Marconi plant and of certain assets dedicated to the worldwide production of Infill and Appliance PP and to the European Footwear business.
Entirely dedicated to compounding activities – which consists of the production of polymeric compounds – the divestment of the Ferrara Marconi site is part of Celanese’s strategy to create a European Compounding Centre of Excellence at the company’s Forli Italian facility.

BENVIC CONTINUES TO EXPAND ITS BUSINESS INTERNATIONALLY WITH THE ACQUISITION OF LUC & BEL

Benvic expands its footprint in the medical industry thanks to the involvement of Investindustrial as its shareholders

Chevigny-Saint-Sauveur, September 15th 2020 – Benvic, a French group leader in the production of highly innovative PVC-based thermoplastic solutions and ecological biopolymers, has this month acquired a majority stake in Luc & Bel, an Italian company expert in the design and manufacture of complex medical components under Class 8 cleanroom conditions, serving major international clients.
With this acquisition, Benvic further strengthens its position in the medical sector, where the Group has been active since the acquisition, in 2019, of Modenplast, an important and significant player in the compounding of medical PVC formulations, coupled with the extrusion of tubes and hoses
for medical use, and headquartered in Modena. Furthermore, Luc & Bel will benefit from many synergies, offered by the international presence of Benvic and the expertise of Modenplast, thereby allowing Luc & Bel to accelerate its growth.