Precision Microchemicals | November 2021
The Precision Microchemicals Business is a leader in the hard disk drive (HDD) microchemical market. It develops, manufactures, and markets high purity materials, including cleaning chemistries and CMP slurries used in the machining and surface conditioning of electronic materials.
The Precision Microchemicals Business was part of BASF’s Surface Treatment business and operated under the Chemetall brand.
What was announced?
BASF and Entegris issued a joint press release on October 27, 2021, announcing that an agreement had been signed for the sale of the Precision Microchemicals Business to Entegris. The transaction was completed on November 30, 2021.
Why is Entegris making this acquisition?
The chemistries made by the Precision Microchemical business are highly complementary to Entegris’ extensive portfolio of solutions for advanced CMP processing, and will add technical expertise, intellectual property, and talent to our specialty chemicals portfolio. This acquisition will build on our leadership position in the CMP slurry market for ultra-hard surface materials.
Where will this business fit within the Entegris corporate structure?
The Precision Microchemical business is now part of Entegris’ Specialty Chemicals and Engineered Materials (SCEM) division.
What types of products does the Precision Microchemical business make?
It develops, manufactures, and markets high purity materials, including cleaning chemistries and Chemical Mechanical Planarization (CMP) slurries used in the machining and surface conditioning of electronic materials. The products are primarily used for cleaning and polishing of hard disk drives (HDD) and wide band gap semiconductor (WBGS) ultra-hard surface materials, including silicon carbide (SiC) used in power electronics and advanced communications.