Meridian Adhesives Group recently announced its acquisition of the adhesives division of Canada-based Tri-Tex Co. Inc. The Tri-Tex adhesives business will join Meridian’s Industrial Packaging Division, which includes Prime Blend and Evans Adhesive Corp.

Currently supplying the packaging, paper converting, woodworking, and millwork and panel end markets, the Tri-Tex adhesives business will support Meridian’s adhesive technology platform through the manufacturing of hot-melt, water-based, pressure-sensitive, and general-purpose adhesives. Concurrent with this transaction, Tri-Tex sold its Dyes & Pigments and Surfactants Divisions to Polyventive.

“We are looking forward to expanding our Industrial Packaging Division with new product lines and geographies,” said Daniel Pelton, Meridian CEO. “This partnership will continue to advance our global footprint with leading edge technology.”

“We are excited to welcome the Tri-Tex adhesives business to our rapidly expanding Industrial Packaging Division,” said Jerry Stempel, president of Prime Blend, who will be overseeing the new acquisition along with Ken Forlenza, general manager of the Tri-Tex adhesives business. “The Tri-Tex employees and technologies will not just complement but enhance Meridian’s resources in order to successfully achieve our customers’ goals.”

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