Last week, Meridian Adhesives Group’s acquisition of Prime Blend drew the most reader interest (Meridian Adhesives Group Acquires Prime Blend): “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.’”

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Top 5 News that Sticks for September 12-18

  1. Meridian Adhesives Group Acquires Prime Blend
  2. Arkema to Acquire Ashland’s Performance Adhesives Division for Nearly $1.7 Billion third week in Top 5!
  3. Sika Acquires Shenzhen Landun Holding
  4. Covestro to Present Multiple Technologies During Digital Expo
  5. RPM Plans for Expansion with Tremco Purchase of Texas Manufacturing Plant

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.