BASF completes Master Builders brand, Construction Chemicals spinoff

Sources: MBCC Group, Mannheim, Germany; CP staff BASF Group closed the third quarter with the long-planned sale of its Construction Chemicals business, including Admixture Systems, to MBCC Group, a German peer backed by private equity investor Lone Star Funds. The former BASF Construction Chemicals office and lab in Beachwood, Ohio, will serve as an MBCC regional headquarters for the Americas. 

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MB admixture halts returned mix hydration, speeds stiffening, eases recycling

bucket of admixture

Sources: Master Builders Solutions, Beachwood, Ohio; CP staff  Master Builders Solutions has formulated a new powdered polymer admixture to gel returned concrete mixes, rapidly curtail workability and strength development, then ease handling after they are dispensed from a mixer truck. MasterSuna Returned Concrete Treatment (RCT) 323 Admixture provides ready mixed producers a cost-effective tool to manage a pervasive material handling…

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Attorney at law J. Coleman, P.E., named ACI president

Sources: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.; CP staff

ACI has elected 40-year member Jeffrey Coleman, principal of an eponymous Minneapolis law firm, as 2020-21 president. An Institute Fellow, he has served on the ACI Board of Direction and as a member of Committee 301, Specifications for Structural Concrete, plus Construction Liaison, TAC Specifications, Financial Advisory and Conventions Committees, and chaired Responsibility in Concrete Construction, now Committee 132. Prior to obtaining a law degree, he practiced as a structural engineer with Ellerbe Associates, a predecessor to a firm now under AECOM. Through his current firm, founded in 2013 after a few partnerships, he represents engineers, architects, concrete contractors and suppliers, and building owners in all aspects of construction.  

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BASF Construction Chemicals business suits private equity fund

Sources: BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany; Lone Star Global Acquisitions, LLC, New York; CP staff

BASF projects a third quarter 2020 closing on the $3.5 billion sale of its Construction Chemicals unit to an affiliate of Lone Star, a global private equity firm with offices in Frankfurt, Germany and New York. A subject of speculation since a late-2018 BASF announcement of plans to shop the business, the transaction will include Master Builders concrete admixture and sister brands deeply rooted in construction, maintenance and retrofit. 

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Audit positions Master Builders products for LEED v4 material credit

Sources: BASF Construction Chemicals, Beachwood, Ohio; CP staff

Successful audits through Pennsylvania environmental consultant GreenCircle LLC have enabled BASF to provide third-party verified Manufacturer Inventory Reports covering admixture and fiber products to meet U.S. Green Building Council LEED v4 Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Material Ingredients, Option 1 credit requirements.

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