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APPLIED MATERIAL SOLUTIONS ACQUIRES TWO NEW SUBSIDIARIES
Performance Process Inc. and Nottingham Company Join the Company

Elkhorn, Wis. (July 17, 2015) ? Applied Material Solutions is pleased to announce that the company has purchased Performance Process Inc. in Mundelein, Ill. and Nottingham Company, PPI's chemicals division in Atlanta, Ga. The two companies join Trans-Chemco as divisions of Applied Material Solutions.

"We are thrilled to add these two leading companies under our umbrella," says Tom Rebernak, president at Applied Material Solutions. "Expanding our line with the products developed by Performance Process Inc. and Nottingham Company allows us to offer a wider range of antifoaming products to our customers."

With its custom formulated defoaming agents and 750,000 gallons of bulk storage, Performance Process Inc. has established itself as one of the top distributors for antifoaming and chemical products in the industry. Performance Process Inc. also provides tolling options for many diverse chemistries and products.

Nottingham Company produces treated silica at a new state-of-the-art facility for a wide range of markets, including: plastics, paints, inks, adhesives, cosmetics, foods, and more. In addition to providing chemical distribution and toll manufacturing, Nottingham Company also manufactures many types of defoamers for various industries and applications. Utilizing Performance Process Inc. and Nottingham Company's existing advanced research and development process and production facilities, Applied Material Solutions will expand its offering of environmentally friendly formulas that are unique to the industry.

Applied Material Solutions has retained all management and employees at Performance Process Inc. and Nottingham Company in order to ensure that the quality of their products and service is preserved. All contacts, email addresses and phone numbers for support and orders will remain the same.

About Applied Material Solutions
Applied Material Solutions offers excellent quality antifoam products and chemicals and customer service. Applied Material Solutions is the parent company of the Trans-Chemco TCI Foam Control brand, Performance Process Inc., and Nottingham Company. For more information, visit http://www.appliedmaterialsolutions.com.

About Performance Process Inc.
Performance Process Inc. is a state-of-the-art manufacturer of foam control products. Its proprietary chemical formulas are environmentally friendly. Many industries rely on their products, including: paper production, paint and coatings, food processing, printing, mining, metalworking fluids, and wastewater treatment. For more information, visit http://www.ppiinc.com.

About Nottingham Company
Nottingham Company produces treated precipitated silica, distributes chemicals and provides toll manufacturing. For over 50 years, the company has been known as a leading provider of silica for manufacturing plastics, paints, inks, cosmetics, foods, and resins. It is a division of Performance Process Inc. For more information, visit http://www.ppiatlanta.com.

About Trans-Chemco, Inc.
Trans-Chemco, Inc. manufactures a wide variety of antifoam and defoaming products. Its antifoam emulsions and powders are used in many industries, including food manufacturing, wastewater treatment, chemical manufacturing, cleaning formulations and fermentations. For more information, visit http://trans-chemco.com.