News | August 8, 2022

EUKALIN Corp. Expands North American Business On Merger With Adhesives Specialists Inc., A US Manufacturer Of Water-Based And Hotmelt Adhesives

As part of this transaction, EUKALIN Corp. will acquire all of the assets of Adhesives Specialists, Inc., and the building and property located in Allentown, PA will also be purchased from A&S Specialists, Inc.

Eschweiler (PRWEB) - EUKALIN Corporation, a member of EUKALIN Group and a manufacturer of adhesives for the paper and film converting industries, today announced it has acquired 100 percent of the assets of Adhesives Specialists, located in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Established in 1983, Adhesives Specialists, Inc. (ASI), a manufacturer of both water-based and hotmelt adhesives, operates out of a 40,000 square foot facility and supports customers across the United States. Its manufacturing operation produces adhesives for applications like bottle, can and jar labeling: food packaging, carton sealing, paper bag forming and foam bonding. After this transaction, the operation will be known as Adhesives Specialists, A Division of EUKALIN Corporation.

EUKALIN in Germany is one of the top leading adhesives producers for paper and film converting worldwide and has also been active in the North American market with EUKALIN Corporation since 2008, focusing on the envelope, packaging, and industrial sack segments.

“This is our first acquisition outside of Germany,” said Jan Schulz-Wachler, President of EUKALIN Corporation. “We were looking for a company in the United States that could help us respond to the growing needs of EUKALIN's North American customers and fits with our corporate philosophy. It was important not only to acquire a production facility, but also add further technology and expertise in the area of water-based adhesives and hotmelt adhesives. Our goal is to strengthen our strategic presence and after a short transition period start manufacturing EUKALIN products using local raw materials.”

“I am proud of what ASI has built and accomplished over the past 40 years with our people, relationships, customers, and suppliers,” said Steve Russo, ASI’s owner. “It was important to me that Adhesives Specialists could continue to grow and thrive as part of the EUKALIN Group, and I am confident our new relationship with EUKALIN will allow us to both capitalize on significant growth opportunities.”

“In addition to shortening cycle times for our customers, this acquisition offers a significant growth opportunity for us in North America,” said Mike Frost, EUKALIN’s North American Sales Leader for the envelope and traditional EUKALIN market segments. “Driven by the growth we have experienced over the last two to three years, adding U.S.-based manufacturing capacity was our next logical step.”

About the EUKALIN Group
EUKALIN Spezial-Klebstoff Fabrik GmbH is a fourth-generation family-owned business and leading supplier of adhesives to customers in more than 127 countries. Founded in 1904 in Aachen, Germany, by Gebrüder Wachler, the company was renamed EUKALIN in 1988. The company doubled its production capacity in 2000 and founded EUKALIN Corporation in Memphis, Tennessee, in 2008 to better serve the North American market. EUKALIN is a technology-driven company with sustainability and social responsibility as core values. It offers a variety of adhesives primarily utilized in the envelope, print and packaging industries as well as custom development as required.

Source: PRWeb

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