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09-30-2013

Krahn Chemie: Distribution Agreement with Carborundum Universal

Packaging facility at Carborundum's production site (figure: Carborundum)

Packaging facility at Carborundum's production site (figure: Carborundum)

With immediate effect, Krahn Chemie GmbH, Hamburg, Germany, will be distributing silicon carbide fine powders of Carborundum Universal Limited (CUMI) in Europe. CUMI is among the world’s largest silicon carbide producers.

CUMI produces the silicon carbide crude and grains in India and Russia using the Acheson process. Its product range comprises black and green silicon carbide, which it offers in a wide array of grain sizes. Especially interesting for ceramic engineering are ultra-fine powder types with sub-micron grain sizes. It is particularly used in the production of high-stress components such as slide rings, slide bearings, rolls, pumps and nozzles. Krahn Chemie also delivers CUMI’s standard micro powders with sizes according to international standards such as FEPA and JIS.

Carborundum Universal Ltd. (CUMI) is part of the USD 2 billion conglomerate Murugappa Group. The group is one of India's largest family promoted, professionally managed corporates with over 28,000 employees. A pioneer and market leader in several fields with over 40 manufacturing locations across 12 States in India, the group has a strong presence in abrasives, engineering, bio-products, sanitary ware, plantations, sugar, farm inputs, finance, general insurance and nutraceuticals.

Krahn Chemie belongs to the Hamburg based Otto Krahn Group and is proud to look back on a 100-year history. The company specializes in the sales, distribution, and marketing of chemical raw materials and speciality chemicals. Krahn Chemie represents many well-known, globally operating producers of raw materials in Europe. The company offers its 4,500 customers an extensive and high quality product portfolio, technical service, inhouse laboratory capabilities as well as sophisticated logistics solutions. The Krahn Chemie Group achieves a turnover of about 160 million euros and has 140 employees.

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Krahn Chemie GmbH

Grimm 10
DE 20457 Hamburg
Tel.: 040 32092-0
Fax: 040 32092-219

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