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Smith & Nephew agrees to sell UK production site, product offerings to SWM

December 27, 2014

Smith & Nephew recently announced an agreement to sell its Gilberdyke site in the United Kingdom, along with its non-core nets and foams product portfolio and manufacturing equipment, to SWM.

The Gilberdyke site will be integrated into SWM subsidiary DelStar, according to a press release. All polyurethane film products manufactured at that site used in Smith & Newphew’s Advanced Wound Management products will remain with Smith & Nephew.

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