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Warwick Chemicals in sale to Lubrizol Advanced Materials

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Media captionWarwick Chemicals operates a bleach activation chemical manufacturing facility at Mostyn

Flintshire-based Warwick Chemicals which makes additives for cleaning products is being bought by a US firm.

The company, which has its headquarters at Mostyn, will retain its name when it becomes part of Lubrizol Advanced Materials.

Lubrizol, based in Ohio, makes ingredients for home care and personal care products and pharmaceuticals.

Warwick Chemicals was set up in 1958 and was purchased by its management in 2008 from another US firm.

Warwick says it operates the world's largest bleach activation chemical manufacturing facility at Mostyn which employs 160 staff.

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Image caption Warwick Chemicals operates a bleach activation chemical manufacturing facility at Mostyn

Warwick chief executive Steve Williams said: "The acquisition of Warwick by Lubrizol is great news for the future of the Mostyn site.

"Warwick has long been recognised as the world leader in bleach activators for laundry detergents and dishwashing products and the addition of Lubrizol's resources will now help us grow the business more quickly into new markets and geographies."

The deal also includes Warwick Equest, which makes fabric swatches used by laboratories to test cleaning products.

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