Headwaters MB advised Interpolymer Corporation (“Interpolymer”),  a leading global manufacturer of specialty emulsion polymers for use in technology critical applications in floor care, personal care, industrial and other niche end markets, on its sale to Zschimmer & Schwarz. 

Interpolymer, with production sites in the US, France and China and a subsidiary in Germany, is a leading specialty polymer supplier and technology leader for tailor-made, high performance emulsion polymers since it was founded in 1963. In addition, Interpolymer holds 12 U.S. and International patents, solidifying its position within end markets. 

Norwin Wolff, President and Founder of Interpolymer said, “We are pleased with the professional and detail oriented approach Headwaters MB used throughout the deal process. They found us a compatible partner in Zschimmer and Schwarz who will optimize the value of Interpolymer and allow us to continue operating with minimal changes.”

Doug Usifer, Managing Director at Headwaters MB, commented, “Interpolymer is a true technology leader with a unique heritage and a recognized global position.  Zschimmer & Schwarz understands the opportunity to acquire a leader in this space and will empower the management team to take the company to new levels.”  

About Interpolymer Corporation

Founded in 1963 and based in Canton, MA, Interpolymer Corporation is a leading global manufacturer of specialty emulsion polymers for use in technology critical applications in floor care, personal care, industrial and other niche end markets.  Interpolymer operates globally with two facilities in the US, one facility in France, and a joint venture in China.  For more information, visit www.interpolymer.com.

About Zschimmer & Schwarz

Zschimmer & Schwarz, a family owned business founded in 1894, with headquarters in Lahnstein near Koblenz, Germany, develops and produces high performance chemical auxiliaries for the leather and fur, ceramic, textile and fiber industries as well as for cosmetics, cleaning applications and phosphonates. Including the latest acquisition, the Zschimmer & Schwarz group comprises 28 companies worldwide, 19 of them with their own production facilities, and one more running a joint venture. For more information, visit www.zs-us.com.