Armacell acquires business of Industrial Thermo Polymers Limited (ITP), a leading Canadian manufacturer of extruded polyethylene insulation products

Luxembourg, (PresseBox) - .
- Achieving #1 market position in Canada in polyethylene insulation foams
- Strengthening of market position in polyethylene insulation foams in North America
- Expansion into new market segments
- Adding significant technology know-how in polyethylene foams

Armacell, a leader in flexible insulation foams for the equipment insulation market and a leading provider of engineered foams, has signed a purchase agreement for the business of Industrial Thermo Polymers Limited (ITP), a leading manufacturer of extruded polyethylene foam products in North America. This transaction significantly strengthens Armacell's market position and footprint in North America - especially in the pipe insulation business. This acquisition reflects another consequent step of Armacell's internationalization and growth strategy. The closing is expected mid of March.

"All of the product segments that ITP is active in - such as pipe insulation, backer rods and water toys - exhibit strong growth rates. The predicted rebound of the overall US construction market and the strengthening of the US dollar, which both have a significant impact on the company's sales, make ITP an attractive investment for us", explains Patrick Mathieu, CEO of Armacell International S.A. "ITP possesses decades of technology know-how in the production of extruded polyethylene tubes and profiles. We are looking forward to having such an experienced team on board."

ITP, which was founded in 1980 and maintains headquarters in Ontario, Canada, is a leading manufacturer of extruded polyethylene foam products in North America. Under the brand name Tundra, ITP manufactures products for a broad range of applications, including standard and self-sealing pipe insulation, insulating foam filler and water toys. In 2014, it generated revenue of approx. C$ 30 million.

Armacell GmbH

Armacell is a world leader in flexible insulation foams for the equipment insulation market and also a leading provider of engineered foams. In the year 2013, the company with more than 2,200 employees worldwide generated net sales of EUR 415.7 million. With its 21 manufacturing plants in 14 countries on four continents, Armacell follows a strategy of internationalization. The company operates within two main businesses: The Advanced Insulation business develops flexible insulation foam products for the insulation of mechanical equipment. The Engineered Foams business develops and markets light foams for use in a broad range of end-markets.

In addition to ARMAFLEX, the world's leading brand for flexible technical insulation, Armacell offers thermoplastic insulation materials, covering systems, fire protection and noise control solutions as well as special foams for a multitude of industrial applications. In recent years, Armacell has devel-oped new insulation systems for the oil and gas market, core foams for com-posite materials, and low-smoke products that have set new standards in the industry.

Further information on Armacell can be found at www.armacell.com

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