Solvay to Acquire Exotic-Resin Maker

Solvay of Belgium has agreed to purchase Mississippi Polymer Technologies (MPT), Bay St.

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Solvay of Belgium has agreed to purchase Mississippi Polymer Technologies (MPT), Bay St. Louis, Miss., producer of a unique transparent, amorphous, aromatic engineering thermoplastic called Parmax SRP (self-reinforcing polymer). It has an unparalleled combination of high heat and chemical resistance, very high stiffness, high strength and hardness, and inherent flame resistance. The resin has been made in limited quantities, mainly for defense applications. Parmax will join the line of Solvay Advanced Polymers LLC, Alpharetta, Ga. For details, see our July ’03 story at www.ptonline.com or visit www.mptpolymers.com.