The acquisition of Leybold Optics by Bühler for an undisclosed amount expands the advanced materials division into the field of equipment for manufacturing of functional layers.
The deal includes the grinding and dispersion (solutions for preparing printing inks, electronic materials, and fine chemicals) and nanotechnology (processing of nanoparticles) segments.
Leybold Optics will be integrated as a business unit in the advanced materials division and be run by the existing management.
Bühler operate in the field of process engineering, especially production technologies and services for producing foods and advanced materials.
Leybold Optics offer packaging web coating on paper and plastic foil which acts as a barrier for oxygen and water vapour, generating high-performance packaging materials.