Solenis Completes the Acquisition of Lostris and Wester Blend

WILMINGTON, Del. (USA) – Effective April 29, 2016, Solenis LLC, through its Dutch subsidiary Solenis Netherlands B.V., completed the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Lostris International B.V. and Wester Blend B.V., Dutch seller and manufacturer of specialty chemicals primarily used in the pulp and paper industry. The businesses will be integrated into Solenis as part of its strategy to broaden its process chemicals offering and expand its geographic presence.

“The purchase of Lostris and Wester Blend represents another milestone in Solenis’ growth strategy adding new and complementary product offerings to our global portfolio,” stated John Panichella, president and CEO. “Our global reach along with our significant applications expertise will ensure that these new technologies are available to a broader customer base.”

“This is a very exciting opportunity for Solenis,” said Ludwig Krapsch, vice president, Pulp and Paper Division EMEA. “We will now embark on an efficient integration of our two businesses and their talented teams into one Solenis that creates enhanced value for our clients.”   

About Solenis

Solenis is a leading global producer of specialty chemicals for the pulp, paper, oil and gas, chemical processing, mining, biorefining, power and municipal markets. The company’s product portfolio includes a broad array of process, functional and water treatment chemistries as well as state-of-the-art monitoring and control systems. These technologies are used by customers to improve operational efficiencies, enhance product quality, protect plant assets and minimize environmental impact. Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, the company has 30 manufacturing facilities strategically located around the globe and employs a team of approximately 3,500 professionals in 118 countries across five continents. For additional information about Solenis, please visit

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