Cookson announces refractories unit demerger and board shuffle

By Siobhan Lismore-Scott
Published: Thursday, 01 November 2012

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Cookson Group Plc confirmed today that it will be splitting into two separate companies, demerging its engineering ceramics (refractories) division from its performance materials (chemicals) unit.

The ceramics division is home of leading refractories producer Vesuvius International and foundry additives supplier Foseco. The move will result in two separate London-listed...

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