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3M Completes Acquisition of E Wood Holdings PLC

3M Completes Acquisition of E Wood Holdings PLC

3M announced as of May 1, 2007 it has completed its acquisition of E Wood Holdings PLC, a North Yorkshire, U.K.-based manufacturer of high-performance protective coatings for oil, gas, water, rail and automotive industries.

This acquisition provides 3M enhanced access to key markets, including the rehabilitation of existing oil and gas pipelines, and the protection and rehabilitation of water pipelines and infrastructure. "E Wood’s expertise in liquids technologies for new pipes and rehabilitation coatings for existing pipes in oil, gas and water markets complements 3M’s core corrosion protection product offering of external powder coatings for new oil and gas pipelines," said Richard Scott, general manager, 3M Corrosion Protection Products.

E Wood sells high-performance coatings under the Copon brand. Its Thortex and Thistlebond brands include a range of industrial maintenance products for the long-term protection of buildings, structures and machinery equipment operating in industrial and marine environments.

For any questions you can contact Dawn Muyres at 512-984-5863.

Copon products:

Copon Pipelinings:

Insitu Pipelinings:
Browse Coatings for Internal Rehabilitation of Pipe

Thortex products:

Thistlebond products: