DOMO’s heritage traces back to when the textile history of the DOMO Group began in 1991 in Ghent, Belgium, with the manufacture of carpets and yarn. Since then, the story of the still family-owned business has been an impressive tale of entrepreneurial success.
From left to right: Christian Hinz, CFO; Luc De Raedt, Business Unit Manager Nylon & Intermediates; Alex Segers, CEO; Mrs. Martine De Clerck - Van den Weghe; Jan De Clerck, President of the Supervisory Board; Attilio Annoni, Business Unit Manager Nylon Film; Ludovic Tonnerre, Global Business Unit Manager Engineering Plastics; Philippe Guérineau, Global Business Unit Manager Trading & Distribution.
Today, DOMO Chemicals is a unique integrated nylon 6 solution providerfocused on continuously strengthening trustful partnerships with its customers, providing innovative, sustainable and high-performing solutions as well as best-in-class service, and investing in the constant improvement of its polyamide production and facilities.
Acquisition of Leuna caprolactam site
As a result of a sound modernization and investment policy, the German Leuna site began a marked upturn in 1994. Since then, DOMO Chemicals has established itself as an industry leader and producer of the highest-quality caprolactam on the market.
Since 1994, over 650 million euros have been invested in caprolactam and polymerization, going hand in hand with the development of new products and improvements in quality, technology, processes and efficiency throughout the whole value chain.
2002 saw our first foray into the engineering plastics segment. In 2004, another highlight in the history of DOMO Chemicals followed with the acquisition of the PA2000 factory in Premnitz, Germany, which marked the real start of our nylon 6 Engineering Plastics business.
The acquisition of Aquafil’s Engineering Plastics business (Italy/US/China)in 2013 marked the global expansion of our activities in that field. Since then, DOMO has been providing specialized engineering plastics solutions to customers worldwide, in automotive and E&E as well as in the industrial and consumer goods segments.
Acquisition of CFP Flexible Packaging
With the acquisition of CFP Flexible Packaging SpA (Italy), a leading European producer of nylon 6 specialty films for the flexible packaging industry, DOMO further strengthened its nylon 6 value chain and expanded its portfolio of innovative products and services.
In June 2015, the acquisition of the US-based engineering plastics specialistTechnical Polymers, LLC., added another perfect fit to DOMO’s strategy of growing its innovative capabilities and further enhanced the service level and business opportunities we are able to provide to our global customers.
In February 2018, DOMO announced its participation in Michiels Advanced Materials (MAM), a Belgian group specializing in high-end window films that make buildings more sustainable by keeping heat out during summer and in during winter. With their combined expertise, the partners work on developing similarly forward-looking solutions for other segments.
DOMO Chemicals completes the acquisition of Solvay’s Performance Polyamides Business in Europe
In 2020, DOMO closed the deal to aquire the Solvay Performance Polyamides Business in Europe. The acquisition of this leading PA 6.6 business significantly strengthened DOMO Chemicals’ downstream nylon based engineering plastics business - and created a European leader with a top position in PA6/6.6 in Europe.