Vitasheet business sold to German investor Dubag
Germany’s Deutsche Unternehmensbeteiligungen (Dubag, Munich; early this year acquired the Thermoplastic Sheet business division of British Vita Group (Manchester / UK; The Vitasheet Group (Jülich-Kirchberg / Germany; – which manufactures PE, PP, PS and ABS sheet as well as rigid film for thermoforming applications – became part of Dubag Plastics Holding, a subsidiary especially founded for the transaction.

Vitasheet felt the twin pressures of declining demand and European overcapacities in 2013, with volumes falling 3% year-on-year. The future of the group’s plants and its employees remains unclear, with Dubag unwilling to comment on a relevant query. Vitasheet is comprised of Metzeler Plastics (Jülich-Kirchberg / Germany;, Iroplastics (Ampflwang / Austria), as well as the three French companies Carolex Graphic Arts, Carolex and Gaillon. Additional members include Royalite Plastics (Italy), Esbjerg Thermoplast (Denmark) and VTS Royalite (UK).

Following financial difficulties, British Vita in 2005 was acquired by US investor Texas Pacific Group (TPG, Fort Worth / Texas; – see of 07.04.2005. The UK company early this year also divested its Liquid Compounding business, and now deals in PU foams only.
30.05.2014 [228124-0]
Published on 30.05.2014
British Vita: Dubag übernimmt PlattengeschäftGerman version of this article...

© 2001-2019  |  Imprint  |  Privacy is a business information platform for the European plastics industry. It is part of KI Kunststoff Information and PIE Plastics Information Europe, one of the leading content providers for the European plastics industry. We offer daily updated business news and reports, in-depth market analysis, polymer prices and other services for the international plastics industry, including a suppliers guide, career opportunities, a trade name directory and videos.

News | Polymer Prices | Material Databases | Plastics Exchange | Suppliers Guide | Jobs | Trade Names | Videos | Associations & Institutions | Register | Advertising

PIE – Plastics Information Europe | KI – Kunststoff Information | KunststoffWeb | Plastics Material Exchange | Polyglobe | K-Profi
© 2001-2019 by, Bad Homburg
Date of print: 11.11.2019 21:55:31   (Ref: 174123991)
Text and images are subject to copyright and other laws for protection of intellectual property.
Any duplication or distribution in any media as a whole or in parts requires prior written approval by Plasteurope. URL: