Filtrona buys cleaning materials firm

Plastics, fibre and foam supplier Filtrona has paid $43.5m (£28m) for Lymtech Scientific, a manufacturer and distributor of speciality wiping materials for the cleaning industry. The firm said yesterday the purchase was made on a debt-free basis, and funded from existing facilities. In 2011, Lymtech made profits before tax of $5.7m.