Solvay Buys PAN Fiber Precursor Producer ECF

Belgium-based Solvay recently purchased European Carbon Fiber GmbH (ECF) from Germany-based Dolan Holding GmbH, a company owned by funds managed by Alpina Partners and Dr. Jan Verdenhalven. ECF manufactures precursor for large-tow polyacrylonitrile (PAN)-based carbon fibers. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.

“We were looking for a strong new owner for ECF and truly believe that Solvay is the right partner to further develop the business in the future,” said Dr. Florian Strehle, Alpina partner.

November/December 2017