Tiarco Completes Transaction to Purchase H.B. Fuller’s Surfactants, Thickeners and Dispersants Business

DALTON,Ga., July 1,2019. Tiarco,aspecialty chemical manufacturer for latex, grease & lubricant, water treatment, and oil&gas applications,anda subsidiaryof Textile Rubber & Chemical Co., Inc.(TRCC), a global chemical and technology company with manufacturing facilities throughout the world, is pleased to announce that it has completed thepurchaseofH.B. Fuller’s(NYSE:FUL) surfactants, thickeners and dispersants businessthat isbased in Dalton, Georgia, for $71millionas of July 1, 2019.“Textile Rubber & Chemical Co. and the Tiarcoteam are excited to have H.B. Fuller’s Rheology and Surfactant group join our portfolio ofbusinesses,” saidKevinNolan, Vice President and General Manager of Tiarco. “Their products and new chemistries,combined with their outstanding operational and commercial teams,will greatly enhance our company’sability to serve existing core markets, while introducing us to additional application areasand Toll and Contract opportunities. We look forward to working with H.B.Fuller on a smooth transition and continuing to deliverperformance-basedsolutions to ourcurrent and future customers,”he continued.The newly formed group will be known as Tiarco-RST(Rheology & Surfactant Technologies).H.B. Fuller’s surfactants, thickeners and dispersants businessand its brands are well recognized, and the products include thickeners used in carpet, floor coatings, adhesive and caulk formulations, as well as surfactants used in detergents, wetting agents, and foam boosters in beauty and healthcare products