Last week, news from Meridian Adhesives Group regarding its acquisition of E-Chem garnered the most interest from our readers (Meridian Adhesives Group Acquires E-Chem): “Meridian Adhesives Group recently announced its acquisition of Albuquerque, N.M.-based E-Chem, which specializes in the design, manufacturing, marketing, and supply of epoxy polymer products for concrete. E-Chem’s products are used in the preservation, rehabilitation, repair, and structural support of concrete surfaces and structures in industries such as transportation authorities, petrochemical processing, renewable energy, non-residential concrete construction, and parking structure rehabilitation.

“‘We are thrilled to have E-Chem joining the Infrastructure Division of Meridian,’ said Daniel Pelton, CEO of Meridian. ‘We are looking forward to expanding our business more aggressively in the infrastructure market, and I am confident the skilled team at E-Chem will drive value to that endeavor.’

“E-Chem was founded in 2012 by James High. The company has reportedly become an industry leader in epoxy bridge deck overlays and high friction surface treatment, boasting the largest collection of acceptances and approvals in this category for the U.S.”

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Top 5 News that Sticks for July 19-25

  1. Meridian Adhesives Group Acquires E-Chem #3 last week
  2. Welch and Bouck Join Reynolds Sales Team
  3. Bostik to Acquire Adhesive Powder Producer Fixatti
  4. Stamets Named Vice President of Industrial Marketing for Shurtape Technologies
  5. Royal Adhesives & Sealants Earns Spot in Boeing Premier Bidder Program
    #2 last week


This weekly roundup highlights the adhesives, sealants, and coatings-related news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week on our website, as well as our eNewsletters and social media platforms.