Mitsui Chemicals to buy Germany's Heraeus Dental for 450 million euros

TOKYO Thu Apr 4, 2013 3:16am EDT

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Mitsui Chemicals Inc (4183.T) said on Thursday that it will buy dental products manufacturer Heraeus Dental from Germany's Heraeus Holding for 450 million euros ($578 million).

The purchase of Heraeus Dental will give it a foundation for expanding globally into the dental product business, Mitsui Chemicals said in a statement.

(Reporting by Shinichi Saoshiro; Editing by Edwina Gibbs)