The acrylate-based Vinuran PVC modifier business is not a core business for BASF. The transaction allows BASF to focus on growth of its acrylate-based dispersions portfolio. The deal represents a good strategic fit for Kaneka and will enable Kaneka to expand its services to the PVC processing industry.
Vinuran products are PVC modifiers based on acrylate that improve impact resistance and processing properties in transparent and opaque PVC applications. Vinuran-modified PVC grades are suitable for the production of dimensionally stable, weatherproof panels, films and profile sections frequently used in the construction sector.