Dexter's electronic Materials, adhesives and polymer systems businesses had net sales of $236 million in 1999. Dexter's coatings business, the only part of Dexter's specialty polymers segment not being sold to Loctite, had net sales of $47 million in 1999.
Henkel is a worldwide power in adhesives, and a leading European supplier of detergents and cosmetic products. Cognis, the recently carved-out chemicals business, is the world's leading producer of Oleochemicals. The company, which has more than 56,600 employees, generated sales of EU 3 billion Euro in the first quarter 2000.
Edited by Alan S. Brown