Meridian Adhesives Group recently announced the addition of its 14th company to the group’s portfolio with the acquisition of Prime Blend, LLC. The company is a manufacturer and formulator of water-based and hot-melt adhesives and coatings, primarily serving the food and beverage packaging, paper/film and foil converting, and furniture markets. Based in Elk Grove Village, Ill., Prime Blend offers products that are used to adhere and coat decorative beverage cartons, microwave bags, industrial strapping, point-of-purchase displays, and various furniture applications.

“We found the right home in Meridian Adhesives Group,” said Jerry Stempel, CEO of Prime Blend. “This investment by Meridian will enhance our steep growth trajectory in our legacy markets and open doors to new opportunities by allowing Prime Blend to leverage Meridian’s broad technology platform to our extremely loyal customer base and end-users.”

According to Meridian, the Prime Blend team brings over 100 years of experience in formulating, manufacturing, and selling adhesives. The company’s manufacturing and warehouse capacity provides customers with quicker deliveries and greater inventories, as well as personal service, dedicated equipment, and qualified technical support.

“The addition of Prime Blend will strengthen the Meridian portfolio as we work to extend our product and technology offerings in our Industrial Division,” said Daniel Pelton, Meridian CEO. “The acquisition of Prime Blend adds considerable end-use application knowledge and a customer-focused business model to further support our vision as a leader in the adhesives industry.”

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