DuPont today announced its acquisition of Antec International, a biosecurity company providing human and animal health emergency disease control. Antec products are used throughout the world to protect food supplies from viruses such as Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD). Financial terms were not disclosed.
‘This acquisition is a strategic fit for DuPont, building on our expertise in cleaning and disinfecting solutions that protect people, operations and the global food chain from the potential spread of virus and disease,’ said DuPont Chemical Solutions Enterprise Vice President and General Manager Nick C. Fanandakis.
‘We will continue to develop and strengthen the suite of biosecurity solutions produced by Antec while providing DuPont scientific innovations that further develop this important class of cleaning and disinfecting agents as part of our growing Clean & Disinfect business,’ added Fanandakis.
DuPont has been a supplier of active ingredients in many Antec products for over 15 years. In 2001, DuPont and Antec joined forces to provide additional supplies of one of Antec’s products – Virkon S – to over 100 countries during the height of the Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak.
UK-based Antec International has biosecurity sales in over 100 countries and a broad range of disinfection and cleansing agents including Virkon S and Biosolve.
Antec will be integrated into DuPont Chemical Solutions Enterprise, which is part of the DuPont Safety & Protection (DSP) business. The DSP business generates annual revenues of more than $4.0 billion and encompasses more than 8,000 employees in 21 plants and laboratories.