German distributor Krahn Chemie GmbH has acquired eMBe Products & Service GmbH, a Thierhaupten, Germany-based supplier of thermoplastic additives for the ceramics and powder metal industries.
The business, which was owner-operated until 1 May, was founded in 2007 and produces thermoplastic all-round binders for powder injection moulding of ceramics and metals.
The company markets its products under the brands Embemould and Embelube.
In addition, eMBe develops, and produces in small sizes, “individualised product solutions” in collaboration with its customers, Krahn announced in a 13 May release.
“The acquisition of eMBe is closely linked with our strategy of supporting customers in a targeted fashion in all stages of their production processes, from the raw material to the end product,” said Axel Sebbesse, managing director of Krahn Chemie GmbH.
Krahn, according to Sebbesse, has been active in technical ceramics for more than 25 years, particularly in the dental field.
“We are now going a step further and bundling our competence with the technical know-how of eMBe in order to be able to address the wishes of customers even more individually,” the Krahn managing director added.
Describing ceramics as “materials with a future”, Sebbesse said the application portfolio of ceramics is “far from being exhausted.”