History

Our History

Here is a brief history of our business purchases and achievements

Acquisition of the Amino-resins business from DSM

2011

Acquisition of the Melamine Resins business by INEOS and formation of INEOS Melamines

2005

UCB / Surface Specialities buys this combined Resins business from Solutia

2003

Solutia acquires Vianova resins and both resins business are combined

1999

Monsanto spins off its chemical business, calling this new company Solutia Inc., with the Melamine resins product line as a part of this spin-off business

1997

Change of ownership from Cassella AG to Hoechst AG, site Cassella. Later this year Hoechst spins off its resins business into a new company named Vianova resins

1995

Hoechst becomes the major shareholder of Cassella AG (75% Hoechst, 25% widely held stock)

1970

First production of Melamine resins the Cassella site and at the Monsanto site in Springfield, MA, USA

1940

Discovery of Melamine resins at the Cassella site in Frankfurt am Main, Germany

1935